In the spirit of one of the most popular annual sporting events in the U.S., NCAA’s March Madness, OPI announces their first ever bracket-style nail art tournament, claiming its very own hashtag, #OPIManiMadness.

 

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Starting March 12, 2019, 16 nail artists throughout North America will go head to head on OPI and OPI Professionals Instagram accounts, creating competition-worthy nail looks in four, single-elimination rounds. One winner will take the title as the 2019 #OPIManiMadness All-Star Nail Champion.

OPI fans are encouraged to create their own custom #OPIManiMadness brackets before tipoff starting now, through March 11, 2019, at opi.com/blog. Participants can submit a bracket with their nail artist picks for who has the best skills and techniques to win each round. The most accurate bracket predictions win a grand prize chosen on April 2, 2019, with two NBA basketball game tickets and $100 in salon nail services.

 

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OPI fans can cast their weekly vote for best nail art looks through special polling on @OPI and @OPI_Professionals Instagram stories to determine who advances to the next round. The final nail art champion wins two NCAA March Madness Championship game tickets in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

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The competition heats up with four challenge rounds:

Sweet Sixteen

(kickoff March 11, voting March 12-13)

NCAA Inspired Nail Art

Elite Eight

(kickoff March 18, voting March 19-20)

Wild Card Round | any of the following nail art techniques: ombré, marble, foil or minimal nail art

Final Four

(kickoff March 25, voting March 26-27)

Basketball Game Themed Nail Art

Championship

(kickoff March 31, voting April 1-2)

Championship Inspired Nail Art | any nail art technique illustrating trophy-like nail art

 

The 16 contestants are:

Ash Crowe @Astrowifey
Barbara Warner @barbarawarner
Cambria Proskine @nailsbycambria
Celine Cumming @nailedbyceline
Chelsea King @Chelseaqueen
Diana Nguyen @ricekittynails
Fariha Ali @nailjob
Hang Nguyen @thehangedit
Kim Truong @Kimkimnails
Lexi Martone @leximartone
Mar y Sol Inzerillo @nailsbymarysoul
Regina Rodriguez @nailsbyregina
Rose Barron @rosebnails
Syntoria (Tori) Bryant @nailzby_tori
Teana Grigorash @teananails
Tina Nguyen @nailsbymztina

 

Get to know each contestant at OPI’s blog!

 

—by Angelina Lewis

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