It was such an honor to be a part of Nails Magazine's Next Top Nail Artist, sponsored by CND! To close out the competition and name the winner, Nails Magazine and CND threw an amazing party at Club Sevilla at ISSE Long Beach 2015.
Some of the Top 12 Finalists on stage with the Top 3. (L-R): Jan Arnold (CND), Marisol Alvarado, Danielle Constantino, Sherri Traweek, Lexi Martone, Lavette Cephus, Hannah Lee (Nails Magazine)
Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND and the primary sponsor of NTNA 2014 welcomes some of the Top 12 on stage.
Then they brought on Top 12 Finalists from last year's competition, including last year's winner, Ryoko Garcia! It was so great to meet all of these wonderful girls! Group hug!
So much amazing talent and inspiration in one photo!
Finally, the moment came to crown the winner! Congratulations, Lavette!
Then it was time for drinks and mingling. So many great nail artists in one room, it was hard to get around to everyone!
Talking with Jan Arnold is a true pleasure.
Top 6 posing with this year's winner, Lavette.
Last, but not least, my wonderful, supportive husband. He got into this competition as passionately as I did, and helped me tremendously through his expertise with video and technical know-how. His support was instrumental in making it all the way to the Top 6. I couldn't have done it without him!