Rules, Judges Instruction & Criteria


  1. 1 hand competition. Time allowed is 1 1//2 hours (90 minutes)
  2. This is a competition withTraditional French style pink & white Gel nails to be created. Transparent pink, Cover Pink  and/or Clear & white Gel must be used. The nails are expected to be thin (1.5mm maximum thickness in the center of the the nails Free edge where it meets between zone 2 & 3.) (See Zone Diagram). The structure is well contoured within the interior (concave) and exterior (convex) and the tip of the free edge should have a symmetric and concentric shape ( c-curve) in the structure.
  3. The shape is extreme square.
  4. Smile lines are to be created traditional or by reverse application for this competition. White Gel paint is not allowed to create the Smile lines.
  5. The competitor must use traditional Gel and sculpt the nails with forms. No tips allowed, dual or any other type of molds that can be used to create a structured shape.
  6. Forms are allowed to be pre-cut and prepared before the events. Metal supports are allowed. Doubling of forms are allowed. Cutting forms are allowed.
  7. All types of Gel Sealers & Top coats are allowed to create the shine on top of the nails.
  8. Cuticle oil is allowed but must be well massaged into the nail. There must not be excessive amount of oil dripping off the finger or there will be a point deduction for underside.
  9. All Dust needs to be well removed. Water and soap may be used to clean. Compressed air may also be used to blow away dust.
  10. No glue is allowed in the Gel sculptured competition. Keep it off the table to prevent warning that can lead to point deductions
  11. Electric files are allowed, but competitor must supply their own machine, electrical cords and adaptors.
  12. Electric file oil is allowed
  13. Pinching tools, c-curve stick and all types of tools used to create a proper structure are allowed.
  14. Points are earned by following the criteria correctly.
  15. All general rules apply to this competition.
  16. Total points for Division 1 is 150, Division 2 is 155 & Division 3 is 160.


  • Convex
  • Concave
  • Arch and Apex
  • Form Fit
  • Free Edge Thickness
  • Sidewalls
  • Lateral Side Extension
  • C-Curve
  • Nail Shape
  • Surface Smoothness
  • Length
  • High Shine Finish
  • Product Control
  • Cuticle Area
  • Underside
  • Smileline