Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Organizing My First International Nail Competition for Professionals ~ A Global Brand

Global Nail Cup is a huge international competition that has been running for the 7th year in South Korea and 4th year in Finland in 2013.

This competition is created for nail professionals by a nail professional. The founder is none other than the 3 times World Champion, with more than 300 trophies behind him, Mr Trang Nguyen - who is also the founder of Odyssey Nail Systems.

The motivation behind the Global Nail Cup is to create a professional, fun and fair nail competition with top competitors from around the world. Any competitor that wishes to pitch their skills and set a benchmark for themselves would love to compete in this championship as they would be competing with some of the best and seasoned competitors from the region and there are also 3 levels : Student, Division 1 (Professionals) and Division 2 (Masters), a chance to shine at every level.

Competitors would vouch that this has to be one of the toughest nail competition in the running, but also the most fun and generous ! Top prizes are offered in cash for up to USD3,000 for the Grand Champion.

When I was given the opportunity to host the 1st Global Nail Cup Malaysia, I was ecstatic, excited but at the same time felt daunted and inadequate. 

Fast forward 2 weeks, it's finally made it's debut on the 1st July, 2013 in Johor Bahru. We had a great turn out with more than 300 entries, 9 countries and saw the highest standards in the nail art categories which was just mind blowing. This event would not have been a success without the support of my ONS team members, friends, students, competitors and all the judges both local and international.

Here are some videos (thanks to James Ng) for your viewing pleasure and I hope that we will see another great turn out and more amazing work in 2014 !

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1st Global Nail Cup Malaysia 2013 VOD

Team Relay Fun @ 1st Global Nail Cup Malaysia 2013