Let the Games Begin: Top 15 Announced for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist

For the past 8 years, the professional nail industry has looked forward to the inspiration and excitment created by the social-media style competition, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA).  This year’s Season 8 of NTNA, sponsored by CND, is no different… and the excitement is building!

On Monday, June 7, the finalists for this challenge were announced.  The judging panel had to narrow down a wide field of talented artists to just 15. This year’s judges (CND’s Co-Founder and Style Director, Jan Arnold; Producer/Host Beth Livesay; Gamemaster/Host Winnie Huang; and the winner of the last season of NTNA, Giselle Caballero) will also be reviewing every challenge assignment during the 10-week competition.  These industry leaders have a sharp eye for detail and understand what it takes to compete at the highest level. 

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As the challenge progresses, one or more contestant will be eliminated each week. They will then go on to the CND Last Chance Design Lab, where they will have one more chance to stay in the competition. 

The NTNA TOP 15 FINALISTS are…

Jessica Warzyniak @oohnicenails

Chloe Elzabther Reed @glamnailz210

Stephanie Rochester Loesch @_stephsnails_

Ashleigh Owens @nailswithashleigh

LaTara Haye @tipsxtara

Emily Nash @nailsbyem

Denielle White @nailsthatdrip

Jodie Rahaley @nailgirljodie

Asia Bloodworth @asiathabird

Marie-Louise Coster @mlcnailartist

Silvia  Gago López @toxicvanitynails

Elena Putinceva @cnd_abakan_nail

Amy Nguyen

Eileen Fox @foxenails

Kristen Hartley @foxxsalonandspa
 

Each week during the contest and surrounding it, Winnie Huang will be hosting a Facebook Live recap show, featuring snippets of the artist’s work. This recap show will be each Friday at 10 am PST on facebook.com/Nailsmag beginning July 2. 

Let the games begin!

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