Finally! I’ve got the results from the 2013 Tokyo Nail Expo art contests. Click to enlarge!
The nails in the top 3 rows were all painted live at the Expo. The top row is Freestyle Fashion, 2nd row is “Men’s Nail,” and 3rd row is Flat Art.
And my favorite part for last! The very bottom row features the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for the Nail Art Tip Award. These nails were painted before the contest and the public voted for the nails. The theme was “Fresh Flesh.” Although these nails were lovely, I am disappointed that very few of them actually paid attention to the theme. The #2 does have a baby and a stork, so I guess there’s some Fresh Flesh, but I think the floral/butterfly nails don’t really follow the theme as far as I can tell. Lovely work, but not really unique or particularly clever. Not sure what they’ll be doing for next year, but I hope to see something really unique for 2014. Great work and congrats to all!