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NAILS Top 25 List

SuperPoints Competition Events Announced

Why earn regular competition points when you can earn SuperPoints? If you follow NAILS’ Top 25 Competitors Ranking, then you know that SuperPoints events are elite competitions at which the competitors can earn double points for

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I'm Just Chillin'

With IBS Las Vegas behind me, last week’s blogs caught up on and Premiere Orlando four weeks in front of me, I'm just kind of resting right now. Hangin', vegetating, chillaxin', whatever you want to call it,

NAILS’ Top 25 of 2009-2010 — The Current Standings

Here is the Top 25 Competitors Ranking as of the ISSE show in Long Beach, Calif. (which was one of our Superpoints competitions). — NAILS editors1. Lynn Lammers  —  522. Trang Nguyen  —   373. Kirsty Meakin  —

The Final Count Down

So today is the last day before ISSE. If you’re flying or driving out tonight, you’ll want to make sure you have everything you’ll need for the show. A last minute checklist always helps: Confirm hotel reservations:

The Top 25

So I get my new NAILS Mag the other day and start to casually peruse the pages, when what do my eyes befall? The current Top 25 standings. I scan the list, and know I’m not going

So this is how it goes....

I graduated from manicuring school at age 17 — in 1989, it shocks me to type it! Originally, manicuring was going to pay for my way through college. Good pay, flexible hours, blah, blah, blah. I

Veterans Get a View of 2005-2006 Top 25 Competitors

Trang Nguyen, John Hauk, and Lorena Marquez — all previous number-one finishers — are just some of the recognizable names on this year’s Top 25 List. 

We Came to Score: The Top 25 Competitors of 2004

In an unprecedented year and a half long competition cycle marked by fierce rivalry, veteran competitors, international competitors, and newcomers alike vied for positions on NAILS 2003-2004 coveted Top 25 List. 

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.

2002 Top 25 Competitors

The pool of available competitions shrunk, making it more difficult for both veteran and novice competitors to exercise their skills and earn points. Yet while the opportunities to participate may have diminished, determined techs kept the competitive spirit alive.