Congratulations to Alexandra Chrustel from Barrie, ON., on her first-place win in the “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Gnarly Nails’ photo contest.
Born and raised in Europe, Chrustel began her journey as a nail artist in Germany, where she operated her own salon before moving to Canada. Specializing in gel polish, Chrustel has even been a finalist for the Contessa Awards several years in a row.
For this winning look, Chrustel’s theme was “mirror effects” and achieved it by using a different colour on each nail and hand-painting the half moon and drops on the nails using a black gel colour and a top coat before rubbing in hologram powder.
Congratulations also goes out to our second-place winner, Emily Bissonnette, and our third-place winner, Alyssa Allen.
Check out our past “So You Think You Can Style?” contest winners and stay tuned for the next contest starting November 20!
First place: Nails: Alexandra Chrustel, Makeup: Inara Poleshuk, Photo: Lika Severin
Second place: Nails: Emily Bissonnette
Third place: Nails: Alyssa Allen