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NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1995, Nail Competitions

1995 was arguably the year that nail competitions reached their pinnacle.

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Becker Is Back on the Competition Circuit

Masterworks founder Amy Becker is happy to be back in the competition arena after a few years off.

Fun and Fabulous

Where does a top nail competitor get her ideas? In the case of New York City-based nail tech Erina Ogawa, they come from shoes, clothes, furniture, or just her imagination.

Top 25: Allison Baker Lands Top Spot in 2012

After dabbling in competitions for years, nail tech Allison Baker started this year out with gusto by keeping her competition schedule full and her product applications perfect. Her hard work paid off — landing her in the #1 spot on this year’s Top 25 list above a group of very talented and competitive nail techs.

6th Global Nail Cup, Korea: Competitions

Competition at the 6th Global Nail Cup was fierce. Nail techs, nail artists, and students from all over the world made their way to Korea on February 18 and 19, 2012 for the event.

A Tip from a Winner

One of our industry’s top competitors, Azumi Kanene Williams says time constraints and temperature are her greatest challenges in the competition arena.

Victory at Last: Becker Tops the Top 25 Competitors Ranking

Talk about bragging rights. Amy Becker has earned a spot on NAILS’ Top 25 Competitors list more times than anyone else in its history. And finally, for our 2010-2011 competition year, she’s snagged the top spot.

A Tale of Two Competitors

Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nail shows, some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January.

Top 25: Champ Retains Her Title

Lynn Lammers is once again NAILS’ top competitor this year. With a whopping 117 points, Lammers has reclaimed her #1 status from last year. Coming in second was Odyssey’s Trang Nguyen, and in third was England’s Kristy Meakin.

Behind The Scenes: A Family of Champions

For Tom Bachik there's lots to enjoy with a family and career doing nails in Hollywood.