Oxygen Media ‘MANIpulates’ the hottest fashion trend of nail art into a creative and innovative competition series, “Nail’d It,” premiering Tuesday, October 7 at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Adrienne Bailon (“The Real” & “Fingertip Fetish“), “Nail’d It” pits 18 of the best up-and-coming nail artists against one another as they claw their way to the top to claim a life-changing grand prize of $100,000. The series premiere coincides with Oxygen’s rebrand on Tuesday, October 7th across all platforms, launching the network’s new logo and tagline, very real, targeting young, modern women.
In each episode, the talented contestants will face-off crafting flawless flat paint designs and over-the-top 3D masterpieces using everything from lacquers, gels and acrylics to embellishments and unorthodox materials. The winners and runners up from the first six episodes will compete in a high-stakes four-part finale until only one artist is left standing to win the grand prize and opportunity to have their designs featured in a cover story for Nail It! magazine. Pushed beyond their creative limits, the contestants will be critiqued by a rotating panel of judges, including industry icon and leading expert on trends, Jan Arnold (@cndworld), CND’s Co-Founder and Style Director; Top “Man”-icurist, Tom Bachik (@tombachik), who polishes the nails of celebrities from red carpets events to sold out arenas; expert nail artist and celebrity manicurist, Terrance Terry (@terranceterry), known as the “Nail Villian” for his uncensored personality and ability to push the envelope; and distinguished judge of nail art competitions worldwide, Elaine T. Watson (@elainetwatson), Cuccio International’s VP of Marketing and Sales and Global Education Director. In addition, Nail It! magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Yaggy Lavery (@nailitmag), and People Style Watch’s Beauty Director, Holly Carter (@hollsbeauty), will serve as guest judges during the season. For more information on the show, the judges and the contestants, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/shows/naild-it.
MEET THE JUDGES:
With over 13 years of experience, expert nail artist and celebrity manicurist Terrance Terry has made a name for himself as the “Nail Villain” with his uncensored personality and abilty to push the envelope. He took the industry by storm with his pioneering Designer Nail Series where he replicated the emblems of various luxury brands onto nails. Terry has worked on television and films including “The Hunger Games” and has done nails for celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Garner, Mariah Carey, among others. In addition to owning a boutique nail salon in Atlanta, Luxe Nail Bar, he also serves as a product specialist and educator for Essie.
Elaine T. Watson
Elaine T. Watson is Cuccio International’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales and Global Education Director. Having worked as a professional nail technician for 20 years, she designs and manicures all the nails used in the company’s advertisements, catalogs and packaging. Based in Valencia, Calif., Watson also travels all over the world giving product advice, technical expertise and judging nail art competitions. She’s no stranger to the world of competition as she vied for titles early in her career. She currently serves as the Head Judge for London’s “Nailympia” and has judged international nail art competitions in Beijing and Dubai. With her accomplished career serving as a testament to her ability as a nail artist, she also has a natural eye for remarkable nails and prides herself on always judging objectively.
With her whimsical, sleek and over-the-top personal style, Jan Arnold is known as a legend within the nail community, and her work has helped to spearhead the 21st century nail artistry movement. Hailing from San Diego, California, Arnold currently serves as the Co-founder and Style Director of CND (Creative Nail Design), the global leader of Nails. Fashion. Beauty. In addition to being the face of the brand, her experience as a brand engineer has contributed to CND’s success as a worldwide company. Arnold and her team pioneered nail design on the runway over 18 years ago, collaborating with countless designers at Fashion Week and styling runway nails for Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta and The Blonds, among others.
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