Rules, Judges Instruction & Criteria

1. Total time allowed is 1 1/2 hours (90 minutes)
2. This competition is done on natural nails only.
3. The required elements for the competition are as followed.
4. The model is to come with nails ready to be manicured.
5. The nails are to be manicured during the competition, soaking is optional. Lotion and massage is not necessary.
6. All models nails will be checked to make sure manicures and filing of the nail were not done prior to the competition.
7. Nails must appear to be at least 1 week without any type of manicuring.
8. If it is determined that the models nails have been manicured prior to the competition a 5 point deduction can be enforced on the competitor.
9. Nails should be reinforced and covered with any kind of color gel, including: gel paint, soak off gel, color gel. The traditional polish or any type of paints that are not considered gel will not be allowed.

10. The nails should have Salon style nail art with the latest trends.
11. Any color is allowed. There is no limited to the amount of colors used.
12. Rhinestones, studs, bullion, foil, tape and glitter are allowed
13. No pre-assemble artwork allowed
14. All free edge shapes are allowed
15. All work on nails must be done during the competition
16. No traditional nail polish.
17. Top sealer must be applied
18. Glue is allowed
19. Rules of sanitation must be adhered too.
20. All soak off gel must be clearly labeled
21. All products used for manicuring are allowed.
22. All products and tools must be on the table prior to the start of the competition.
23. You are not allowed to get products out of your case or have product brought in from outside of the competition arena once the hands on portion of the competition.
24. All General rules apply
25. Total possible points earned 110.
26. Criteria:

  • Nail Shape
  • Cuticle Maintenance
  • Underside
  • Surface Smoothness
  • High Shine
  • Color Application
  • Manicuring
  • Level of Difficulty
  • Use of Color
  • Originality
  • Creativity