Indy 500 Inspired Nails

April 19th, 2013

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Tricoci University may be new to Indianapolis, having launched its first Central Indiana campus in 2012, but the students and staff are getting a “hand start” on the Indy 500 race excitement by hosting the biggest spectacle in manicuring.

On April 16, 2013, students participated in a manicuring competition to create an Indy-500 inspired nail design. The winners were:

1st Place (Left) – Tiffany Hallam. Tiffany’s nails celebrated the black-and-white checkered flag motif associated with Indy car racing.

2nd Place (Middle) – Phylicia Woodson. Phylicia couldn’t resist adding some “backstretch” excitement by integrating a “fast lane” into her nail design.

3rd Place (Right) – Martina Williams. Martina’s manicure “closed the loop” on creative nail design by including a fully wrapped “track” between two of her hand mannequin’s fingers.

Winners of the Indy 500 Nails contest

The competition inspired students to think about other ways to incorporate community events and holidays into their nail designs. Nail instructor Sabrenda Williams said they’re already dreaming up nail designs that celebrate Mother’s Day, the Indiana State Fair and of course, the Indianapolis Colts!

Tricoci University will offer black-and-white race themed manicures during the month of May.

Students and staff agreed that hands down, the fundraiser was a great way to build excitement for the 97th running of the Indy 500 on May 26.
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