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NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2 Finale Party

The nail industry came together to celebrate the grand finale of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 2.

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ISSELB 2015: NTNA Top 3 VIP Dinner

Last weekend, before the madness of the show began, NAILS and CND invited NAILS Next Top Nail Artist's Top 3 finalists and their guests to join us for an intimate dinner to celebrate making it this far.

NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Smilebooth Pictures

Old friends (and new) came together to celebrate the grand finale of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist. Enjoy these pics from CND's Smilebooth. 

Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2 Challenges

Here's a 10-minute recap of NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2. We selected 24 semi-finalists for our second annual NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition. The field was narrowed down to our Top 12 after two pre-challenges. For 10 weeks in September 2014, we gave our finalists a new challenge each week to showcase their skills in creating nail art looks based on a theme created by NAILS and each of our weekly sponsors (Bio Seaweed Gel, CND, Dashing Diva, Entity Beauty, Gel II, Gelish, INM, It’s So Easy, Orly International, SuperNail, and Young Nails). In addition to creating their nail art masterpieces, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist contestants shot step-by-step tutorials, video demos, and shared their entries via social media.

Next Top Nail Artist: Top 3 Q&A

The NAILS Next Top Nail Artist season 2 contestants were warmly welcomed by a crowd of cheers at ISSE Long Beach 2015. Danielle Costantino, Lavette Cephus, and Lexi Martone entertained questions by CND style director/co-founder Jan Arnold and NAILS Magazine editor Hannah Lee. NAILS Next Top Nail Artist: Season 2's final challenge asked our Top 3 to design five sets of 10 nails to be presented to Johnson Hartig for his fashion label, Libertine. We chatted with each contestant about two of their designs.DANIELLEPart 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five DesignsLAVETTE:Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five DesignsLEXI:Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

NTNA Final Part 2: I Love Libertine (Danielle)

Top 3 contestant  created five sets of nails (10 in each set) for the fashion label Libertine for Part 2 of the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist final challenge. DANIELLEPart 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five DesignsLAVETTE:Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five DesignsLEXI:Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

NTNA Final Part 1: Who is Johnson Hartig? (Danielle)

Top 3 contestant Danielle Costantino reports on Libertine clothing creator Johnson Hartig for Part 1 of the NAILS Next Top Nail Artist final challenge. DANIELLEPart 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five DesignsLAVETTE:Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five DesignsLEXI:Part 1: Check-in Report  |  Part 2: Final Nails  |  All Five Designs

Danielle Costantino's NTNA Libertine Challenge Part 1

We asked our Top 3 to give us a report on designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine. Here is Danielle Costantino's.