Thank you to everyone who participated in our dragon nail art contest! We had some amazing nail art submissions by five very talented nail artists.

As mentioned in our last post, the winner of the 2012 Year of the Dragon Nail Art Contest is Robert Nguyen from Oceanside, Calif. You'll hear more about him tomorrow when we post our behind-the-scenes photos from our cover shoot.

Robert Nguyễn, Salon de l’art Nouveau, Bonsall, Calif.

Phương Kim Lê, Nails Design, Hamburg, N.J.

Tin Phạm, LA Nails, Hammond, La.

Trực (Max) Nguyễn, Bellagio Salon, Lebanon, Tenn.

Here are a few more nail art designs submitted after the contest deadline. I love dragon art!

Robert Nguyễn, Salon de l’art Nouveau, Bonsall, Calif.

Đawn Đoàn, Just for Nails, Stockbridge, Ga.

Thank you all for making our first contest in 2012 a success! For anyone interested in creating any style nail art, VietSALON Magazine accepts art year-round. Please e-mail your nail art or step-by-step art photos to for the chance to be featured in a future issue or blog post.

— Kim