The Top 3 nail artists have been named for NAILS Next Top Nail Artist Season 4, in a fierce race to the finish last week after nearly three months of challenges. Jonny Diep Pham, Liina Leino, and Tracey Lee beat out 21 other competitors and will now prepare for their final challenge, which will culminate on the floor at America’s Beauty Show and at the grand finale Saturday March 25 at Roof on theWit.
Meet the Top 3:
Jonny Diep Pham: The 32-year-old nail artist from Sydney first gained attention at Nailympia Australia last year with his immaculate yet emotionally driven artistry. He skipped this year’s competition in order to prepare for NTNA.
Liina Leino: Setting Finland on fire with her incredible range of technical and design skill, the 26-year-old Finnish nail tech has eight years of experience and endless passion for her craft. Liina also delights the judges with her highly entertaining videos.
Tracey Lee: Tracey Lee is truly a global artist, with nail design awards stretching from South Africa (her home country) to the U.K. and Australia. A big move from Johannesburg to the Netherlands caused Tracey to leave recruitment and follow her true calling by completing a course in gel and acrylic nail systems. The rest is history.
Each challenge during the NTNA season was underwritten by top nail products companies; special thanks to top sponsor CND and sponsors Akzéntz Professional, American Dawn, Inc., Artistic Nail Design, Bio Seaweed Gel, EzFlow Nail Systems, Gelish, GelII, ibd, INM, Minx, Morgan Taylor, and Orly.
To learn more about the finalists and how each rose to the top, visit http://www.nailsmag.com/news/1