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NAILS Salon of the Year Awards

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.

Salon of the Year Winners Have Grit

A common theme for this year's winners and runners-up was perseverance and the ability to triumph over tragedy.

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.

Salon of the Year (1-4 Techs) 2004

Up close and personal with this year's Salon of the Year (1-4 Techs), Christine Turner's Body & Sol Tanning, Nails & Day Spa in British Columbia, Canada.

Nail Technician of the Year: Honorable Mentions

These techs gave this year's winners a run for their money!

Nails Naturally

While in town for the Chicago Midwest Beauty Show I made a pit stop at Nails naturally, owned by LaShaun Brown-Glenn, who’s well know in the nail industry and is often seen in the pages of NAILS.

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.

Could YOU BE the Next Nail Tech of the Year?

We have been “re-imagining” an awards program that will become the pinnacle of achievement for nail technicians.

Behind the Scenes: Salina Rush