Get Nailed – Wisconsin’s First Nail Competition (and mine)
Wisconsin’s Amy Becker will be judging the 1st Nail Show & Nail Competition.
So it’s 5:01am and I’ve been up for a couple of hours now. True, I do need to go in early today, but in a couple of days I’ll be participating in my first nail competition and I’m just re-reading the rules and trying to envision the day while the tea brews and the laundry tumbles dry. A month or so ago, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as nail competitions, but it completely makes sense. Working with nails is truly an art, a skill, and with so many techniques and hours of training put into form (and function) it helps to have mentors and to continually challenge yourself. Education is a key factor for competitions, but the thought is still a tad daunting. As intrigued as I was at the idea, I’ve tried to back out for weeks now. Unfortunately, or fortunately for me, someone stepped up to the plate to serve as my nail model.
I met Tonya when I was looking for someone to practice new techniques on, and she became a client shortly after. Working on her is always fun because she has great patience, is willing to try pretty much anything, and just seems to be there in the moment with me. When she was getting a fill done, a co-worker walked by and noticed Tonya’s long fingers and said, “You should be her model for the competition.” Tonya jumped at the idea and wanted to know everything about the event. After that I had no way out.
Latest set of competition practice nails
The Nail Show & Nail Competition will be held Monday, May 10th at:
- Sheraton Brookfield
- 375 S Moorland Road
- Brookfield, WI 53005
- General Admission $35 (gift bags included)
This is the first nail competition held in Wisconsin since the 1990′s, and has great sponsors and demo areas. Wisconsin’s Amy Becker, a Top 25 Competitor and Nail Magazine “Nail Technician of the Year” recipient will be judging the events. Amy recently won 1st place in the US Invitational Gel Nail division at the International Beauty Show in Las Vegas.
If you are a nail tech and would like to enter, you may still come Monday morning to register – you need to be a part of this!
If you have an interest in nails, or are a nail tech that doesn’t want to compete but is looking to keep up on the latest, come to the demo/show area. Please spread the word as this is an initial effort to build skills and mentors in nails for the midwest.
8:30 am Registration
9:00am Competition Opens
Multi Media Art and Flat art submitted
9:30am All Art Entries Closed
9:45am Competition Begins
11:15am Competition Ends
3:30pm Award Presentation
4:00pm Show Closes
9:00am-4:00pm Demonstration Area Open
Sponsors and Demonstration Areas – Masterworks, Young Nails, depileve, Earthly Body, Satin Smooth, China Glaze, SpaFinity, Spa Ritual, Nail Pro Magazine, Nails Magazine, Medicool