• Joanna Sterkowicz

Leandre Kruger wins ‘Arabian Nights’ nail comp


The ‘Arabian Nights’ themed NailFile Photographic Nail Design competition has been won by Leandre Kruger of Cape Beauty.


Says competition director, Sonette van Rensburg: “We had a phenomenal response to this particular challenge. The efforts that nail techs put into their entries were remarkable and a challenging to judge.


"Leandre Kruger truly explored and captured the oriental and mystical theme of ‘Arabian Nights’ to the fullest, translating it into the most phenomenal nail designs. She used a combination and variety of techniques and colours to create elements that brought this age old story to life.

“Her enchanting designs really stand out and truly take you on a fantastical journey, such as the beautiful magic carpet with intricate details, the entrancing lamp and jovial genie making his presence, along with the colourful and entertaining parrot, Iago. The hand painted characters of Aladdin, the beautiful princess Jasmine, and Abu, the cheeky monkey, are all exceptionally detailed and so realistic. And let’s not forget the evil villain Jafar. Everything was set against the backdrop of an Arabian night sky, bringing the whole design and theme together.

“Leandre's work and overall presentation and interpretation of this theme was outstanding in every aspect.”


Van Rensburg notes that the NailFile Photographic Nail Design competition has grown from strength to strength since it was first introduced over a year ago.


“I have seen the quality and standard of work being produced by nail stylists elevated to a whole different level. So, keep up the fantastic work everyone, as these challenges really assist you in improving and growing your skills to new heights."

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