Nail artists from across the country showcased their skills in Australia’s largest and most prestigious nail competition at The Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo. Open to all aspiring artists, from students to masters, the Nail Awards 2008 comprised six categories: Tips & Overlay, Sculptured Nails, Nail Art 3D, French Twist, Speed Class and Flat Nail Art.

The Rob Bowery Perpetual Trophy was awarded to Tanya Wilds who placed 1st in the Open Speed Class; 2nd in the Masters Category for Sculptured Nails, French Twist, Tips & Overlay as well as the Combination Judging.

The full results are below.

 

SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST
SPEED
NOVICE
 
Encouragement Award
Sponsored by
Not enough entries for 1,2, & 3.
 
Jacqueline Day
Midges Nails & Beauty Supplies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPEN
1
Jacqueline Dao, Tanya Wild
 
 
2
Desiree Dowling
 
 
3
Sarah Ison
 
 
 
 
FLAT NAIL ART
SALON
1
Sachika Oikawa (White Lace)
Sponsored by
 
2
Diep Pham (Black Mauve Flowers)
Midges Nails & Beauty
 
3
Kylie Taylor      (Black Floral Striping)
Supplies
 
 
 
 
INTRICATE
1
Yoshini Kusagaya (Floral Art)
 
 
2
Sarah Ison (Coral Sea)
 
 
3
Desiree Dowling (Black & White Striping)
 
 
 
                                                         
 
 
 
 
FRENCH TWIST
NOVICE
 
Encouragement Award
Sponsored by
Not enough entries for
 
Chizuko Ishado
EzNails Face & Beauty
1, 2 & 3
 
 
Charisma Nail Innov-ations
 
 
 
 
OPEN
1
Desiree Dowling
 
 
2
Kylie Taylor
 
 
3
Kelly Biggins
 
 
 
 
 
MASTERS
1
Tanya Wild
 
 
2
Sarah Ison   
 
 
3
Samantha Goddard
SUNDAY 31st August
SCULPTURES
Novice
1
Chizuko Ishida
Sponsord by Essie
 
2
Yuko Kitazawa
 
 
3
Kyoki Oguni
 
Open
1
Jacqueline Dao
 
 
2
Kylie Taylor
 
 
3
Amanda Feszczuk
 
Masters
1
Sarah Ison
 
 
2
Tanya Wild
 
 
3
Samantha Goddard
 
 
 
 
TIPS & O/LAY
Novice
1
Kyoki Oguni
Sponsored by
 
2
Elizabeth Heath
Pacific Nail & Beauty, Creative Nail Design
 
3
Airi Tsurunen
 
 
 
 
 
Open
1
Kylie Taylor
 
 
2
Desiree Dowling
 
 
3
Amanda Feszczuk
 
 
 
(3rd place trophy was chipped)
 
 
 
 
 
Masters
1
Sarah Ison
 
 
2
Tanya Wild
 
 
3
Samantha Goddard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TECH. COMBO
Novice
1
Kyoki Oguni
Sponsored by Hawleys
 
2
Elizabeth Heath
 
 
3
Yuko Kitazawa
 
 
 
 
 
Open
1
Kylie Taylor
 
 
2
Jacqueline Dao
 
 
3
Nicole Fisher
 
 
 
 
 
Masters
1
Samantha Goddard
 
 
2
Tanya Wild
 
 
3
Sarah Ison
 
 
 
 
3D NAIL ART
Novice
1
Wakako Keenes             (Christmas)
Sponsored by Vivid Nails & Beaute
 
2
Yuko Kitazawa (Fleur De Lis)
 
 
3
Kyoki Oguni (Wedding)
 
 
 
 
 
Open
1
Chika Fujii (Aust.Outback & City)
 
 
2
Hideka Noda (Pop Culture)
 
 
3
Caroline Morgan (Labyrinth)
 
 
 
 
 
Masters
 
Only one entry and we placed him with the Open competitors.
 
 
 
 
ROB BOWERY PERPETUAL TROPHY
 
 
 
 
1015 points
 
Tanya Wilds

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