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NAILS Nail Technician of the Year

The Industry’s Finest - AVA Winners

A couple of industry veterans took top honors in this year’s AVAs (Artists and Visionaries Awards) Nail Technician and Salon of the Year. With a number of new entries joining many familiar faces, NAILS Magazine congratulates MaeLing Parrish and M&M Nails and Wellness on winning this year’s coveted awards.

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Where Are They Now?

Flash back to the ‘90s to catch up with past AVAs winners. Six Salon of the Year and Nail Technician of the Year Award recipients share their professional and personal triumphs since winning.

A Long-Awaited Arrival

Why did it take us almost two year to get Christine Turner down here to shoot her cover? Well she’s been a bit busy—being a mom to nine-month old Jack and working on the next chapter of her career.

Behind the Scenes with Amy Becker

Becker says that winning Nail Technician of the Year reaffirmed her belief that there is always something to learn and different ways to grow.

What’s Frustrating  Christine Turner?

Recently crowned Nail Technician of the Year should be dancing a jig, but she's frustrated by the industry and she explains why.

Nail Technician of the Year: First Runner-Up

A look at first runner-up Patricia Yankee Williams of Baldwin, NY.

Nail Technician of the Year: Christine Turner

Get to know 2004-2005 Nail Technician of the Year Christine Turner, Renaissance Woman.

NAILS Salutes Artists & Visionaries

This year’s Nail Technician of the Year finalists wowed us with their expertise and dedication to the nail industry. On the next few pages, you’ll get to meet all six of them and find out why they’re among the best in the industry has to offer.

Nail Tech of the Year Runner-Up, John Hauk

One of the most obvious reasons that John Hauk stands out in this industry is that he is a man. And he’s good, really good.

Runner-Up, Multi-Task Queen

“When I found out, I was a finalist for the second year in a row, I was very excited and nervous. I felt like I must be doing something right to be selected again as a finalis."