The Nailympics is a fascinating competition for nail technicians and nail-ists (the opposite of nihilists), which is held in the US and UK. The 11-year-old organisation held its most recent event in June in Long Beach, California.
Nailympians are measured by judges in all sorts of categories, including nail structure, shaping, application, surface smoothness, product control and cuticles. There also are numerous divisions including Fantasy Nail Art, Stiletto Nail Art, Mixed Media, Acrylic Sculpture and more.
The results, as pictured by Vice photographer Simone Lueck, are impractical, amazing and a little frightening. Just makes us wonder….how do the models use the toilet? Yikes!