Nail artist places at major competition

May 25, 2018

Sioux Falls nail artist Sheila Amrhien painted her way to top rankings in several categories at her first major competition.

Amrhien has been in the industry for 28 years and has owned Artistic Nails by Sheila for the past two decades. She returned from the recent Oregon Nail Expo, a national competition, with three trophies.

Her entries required 3-D nail art with a hero theme, stamping and chrome, and Swarovski crystals. Amrhein estimates she spent 80 hours on the entries, working on them nonstop after work and mounting them.

“The competitions in the nail industry are truly just a way to challenge our skills and strive to improve. The camaraderie is absolutely amazing. We all encourage, help and share ideas. We all truly love our passion and love to see each other win,” she said. “Though some of the divisions aren’t necessarily wearable, they are to encourage our creativity in using the mediums in our industry to create mini masterpieces.”

She’s not sure yet when she will tackle another event.

“Competing takes a lot of planning, work and creativity,” she said. “I haven’t committed to any future competitions as of yet but have lots of opportunities to explore.”

 

Nail artist places at major competition

Sioux Falls nail artist Sheila Amrhien painted her way to top rankings in several categories at her first major competition.

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