San Luis Obispo nail artist Yesenia Oliva is one of 12 finalists participating in the Nails Next Top Nail Artist competition sponsored by Nails magazine and nail care company Creative Native Design Inc. Oliva works at The Bladerunner salon and day spa in San Luis Obispo.
The reality show-style competition starts online Tuesday and ends Jan. 25 with a live event at the Professional Beauty Association’s International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach.
Contestants take part in weekly challenges and winners are selected by a panel of professional judges and the public. In addition to weekly prizes, contestants vie for a cash prize, the chance to create a Nails magazine cover and appear in the magazine’s blog and to work with a nail manufacturer.
For information, visit www.nailsmag.com/ntna2014.