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Announcing Season 8: Nails Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA): Taking applications now & open to all nail artists

By Alex Fox | 08 May 2021 | Events, News


NTNA Season 8 is an online nail art and design competition that puts the world’s most talented nail professionals in the spotlight.

After seven exciting seasons, NAILS Next Top Nail Artist (NTNA) has returned. With the aim to elevate the next generation of nail professionals, the competition is presented by NAILS in partnership with CND™, a global leader in professional nail products and services.

CND co-founder & style director Jan Arnold @janarnoldcnd

A reality show-inspired contest that places the world’s most talented nail pros in a battle for the winning title, this online competition looks to identify aspiring artists who are on the rise. Competing in NTNA will not only help improve their skills, but also introduce their work to a global audience of fellow professionals.


NTNA weekly challenges involve a variety of video, photography, nail art on tips and other social media-focused entries. In addition to being artistically inclined, nail artists must be able to capture high-resolution and beautifully curated digital photos and produce short videos that will be assessed weekly by the public and an expert panel of judges including: CND co-founder Jan Arnold, beauty editor Beth Livesay and past NTNA winners Winnie Huang and Giselle Caballero amongst other weekly guest judges.

Beauty editor Beth Livesay @shmeth

All finalists, of which it is believed will be 12 or more nailists,  will receive a large product pack from CND containing everything they need to create nail art for the competition. The three finalists will receive a major cash prize from CND and the winner of NTNA Season 8 will win a trophy, cash and receive an exclusive invitation to participate in CND’s upcoming NAILATHON streamed to large audiences around the globe.

NTNA Season 7 winner Giselle Caballero

NTNA Season 3 winner Winnie Huang @winnieisawesome


To enter, complete the application with all required elements by 26 May 2021. NAILS will contact semifinalists and finalists by 7 June and announce the top contestants online and across social media. The public contest will take place between June 28- August 30 2021 with post-competition rounds taking place September – October 2021.

To compete, nail professionals cannot currently be under contract with a professional nail manufacturer, and must disclose all affiliations (sponsorships, past educator experiences, ambassadorships, etc.) in the application.


For more information, please visit


Season 7 winner – Giselle Caballero & some of her nail art entries


Link to landing page with information & application: