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Spotlight on... NAILPRO Competition Winner: Christo Mans!
Where do you work?
I am the owner of Jeweled Nails.
Tell us about how you got started in the nail industry.
I started in marketing and graphic design for Bio Sculpture Gel.
What/Who inspires your work?
Japanese style nail art & competition nails. Megumi Sawase my mentor.
Which tool(s) can't you live without?
Portable Drill. Gel and Sculpting Brushes.
What is your favorite technique or style?
Gel "Peacock" technique. Embellished "Jeweled" nails.
What tip can you offer to other nail competitors?
Practice in segments focusing on specific aspects of judging criteria. Sometimes you make perfect smile lines, or perfect filling when you do a practice set. Then when it comes closer to the competition, practice staying on time.