ava awards

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.

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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: Second Runner-Up

A look at second runner-up Lorena Marquez

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.

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.

Salon Makeover of the Year Award Runner-Up, Rosemary Weiner

After being in business for only a couple of years, the road for Rosemary Weiner and her staff has pretty much been paved in gold.

AVAs Entrants Are Experiencing Anxiety

Awards approached and the calls and letters started coining. Here is what the judges heard from their eager contestants.

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