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Spotlight on... NAILPRO Competition Winner: Billyne Dowdy
Why do you enjoy NAILPRO competitions as compared to other nail competitions ?
There are so many talented nail artists from around the world that come to compete and I love looking at their work. I always learn something important for the next time and, of course, I can't miss the camaraderie of my nail heroes and she-roes. I've made lifelong friendships in the competition area.
Where do you work?
I'm the owner of Billyne's Nail Studio. I'm a one woman show, but one day I hope to have a couple nail artists come and work with me.
How did you get started in the Nail Industry?
When I was in high school, my mother liked to put me in different programs to keep me busy and my butt out of trouble. She asked me if I wanted to go to cosmetology school. I ended up going and got my cosmetology license but, long story short, I sucked at doing hair and started doing nails. I started making such good money that I dropped out of college and have been doing them every since.