Nail Competition Class

Nail Competition Class

Regular price $450.00 Sale


$150 will hold your seat (non-refundable), the remaining payment is due of $300 (non-refundable) no later than March 1st, 2019.  

OR pay in full for $450


Thinking about competing but not sure where to start?  This 4-day intensive class is for you!  We will be covering the in's and out's of the most popular competitions in the nail industry, and what it takes to make it to the top. 

Class will be lead by:

-Allie Baker (Global Nail Champion, NAILPRO Cup Winner, and Judge - and a BIG DEAL)

-Lauren Wireman (INJA judge, Competition Winner, and owner of Wildflowers Nail Academy)

-Russanna Dudley (14 metals in Nailympia USA 2018, and mentor to many)

Guest Speaker:

Ashley Hartman

Live Skype Speakers:

-Beth Livesday (Editor of Nails Magazine, and director of Nails Next Top Nail Artist)

-Alex Fox (Editor of Scratch Magazine, and global director of Nailympia)

-Lysa Comfort (Rule and Criteria maker, Competition Director, Judge Trainer, and global director of INJA - International Nail Judges Association)


  • What it takes to become a competitor
  • How to pick a good hand model
  • How to travel with your nail products
  • How to gain sponsorship
  • Where to find the information and rules for competitions
  • How to set goals
  • How to plan financially
  • Tips for Pink and White and salon success competitions
  • Tips for Art Competitions (mixed media, fantasy, flat art)
  • Tips for other competitions (bling, french twist, etc)
  • Setting up your station
  • Time management
  • How to look at nails like a judge

We will be having a hands-on nail competition so that you can get your feet wet - the winner of winners wins their tuition back (this class becomes FREE)!

We will be touching on the rules from several competitions including NAILPRO, Nailympia, INJA, and Nails Next Top Nail Artist, but more importantly making sure you know where to find them, and who to ask if you have questions - the rules change constantly!    

Before you come to class, please complete a Mixed Media piece on three nail tips.  This will give you the opportunity to have your work critiqued.  Rules for this competition can be found HERE.  

Your Supply list can be found HERE.

Each day will consist of:

  • Morning session (9am - 12pm)

  •  Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm)

  • Evening Session (6pm-9pm) 

Sessions will consist of:

  • Informational Sessions and Demo's
  • Practice and Working Sessions
  • Competition / Judging Sessions


March 10-13, 2019

Wildflowers Headquarters

1357 N Tamiami Trl, Ste C

North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Detailed Itinerary to come!