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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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TBT: Reuniting with Michele Baker

I ran into an old friend on the last day of the ISSE Long Beach show but at first I didn’t realize it.

We Owe it All to Mom

Our mothers were our first teachers and quite often our best teachers.

Put on a Smiley Face

The pressure is on... whether you are giving client a French manicure, or you are at a competition attempting to create the perfect sculptured set... the smile line is always on your mind. Here are some tips to help keep you on your toes while making the perfect smile line.

The Help Desk Responds to Your Technical Questions

This month readers ask about nail shapes, getting a crisp smile line, and whether or not to etch nails.

NAILS Shows ‘97 Rolls Out the Red Carpet

Made-to-order sunny weather; your favorite industry celebrities, a glamorous awards ceremony a VIP cocktail reception... sounds like the Academy Awards, right?

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.

Training Grounds: How Trang Nguyen Became a Competitive Powerhouse

What does competition mean for the country’s top nail competitors and their salons?

Runner-Up Nail Technician of the Year: Michele Baker

Michele Baker earns the title for runner-up Nail Technician of the Year

Competitors Ranking: NAILS Presents the Top 25 for 1995

Tom Bächik, Sonia Glover, and Amy Cooper have a number of things in common. They’ve all demonstrated excellence in their industry, having ranked first, second, and third, respectively, in the 1995 Nail Competitions Ranking.

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