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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.

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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.

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.

Top 25 Competitors for 2001

In a year marked by fewer competitions than in past years, veteran and novice competitors had to make their participation in every event count.

Top 25 Competitors of 1999

Would anyone pay $150 for a set of nails by a top competitor? Do you know what brand of acrylic is used by the majority of top competitors? Is $5,000 a lot or a little to pay for your and your model’s travel expenses? Turn the page to learn fun facts about this industry’s elite.

Secret to Her Success

OPI’s Competition Team Proves There’s Strength in Numbers

The Competition Team was introduced this year and has won its fair share of awards since.

NAILS Show East Pulls Out All the Stops

NAILS SHOW East started with a bang on Sunday morning when keynote speaker Leil Lowndes of Applause Ltd. inspired attendees to achieve excellence in client service while at the same time taking excellent care of themselves.