Judging criteria of the Nailpro Europe

10 points Scoring Guide
10 = Flawless
5 = Average
9 = Almost Flawless
4 = Below Average
8 = Very Good
3 = Poor
7 = Good
2 = Very Poor
6 = Above Average
1 = Unacceptable
5 points Scoring Guide
5 = Flawless
4 = Very Good
3 = Average
2 = Below Average
1 = Very Poor
  • Mix Media Nail Art (in box)

    Judge 1

    Originality – 5 Points

    • the design is innovative (new and original)
    • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past and from other entries)
    • the design is within the guidelines of the copyright rules

    Visual Interest – 10 Points

    • the design captures your attention
    • the design holds your attention
    • the design continues to draw your attention to new details

    Color – 10 Points

    • the colors enhance the design
    • the colors complement each other

    Presentation – 5 Points

    • the entry is presented within the 3-D, HPNA and Airbrush Rules
    • the entry is presented as if it were a special piece of art
    • care was taken to make this presentation neat and clean
    • written statement is included and is complete and understandable

    Judge 2

    Balance – 10 Points

    • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse nor too busy
    • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

    Design and Detail – 10 Points

    • the design enhances the theme
    • the design is well thought out the detail of
    • the design is clean and precise
    • the design has adequate detail

    Tip Length – 5 Points

    • the tips are graduated in length and size
    • the length of tips must be no longer than 2′ the width may be no longer than 3/4″ if they were flattened out

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the design makes an excellent overall impression
    • the design is complete and no improvement is needed

    Judge 3

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design involves multiple techniques

    Dimension – 10 Points

    • the artwork is obvious and within the guidelines 3-D rules
    • the dimension enhances the theme and is balanced
    • the design may not protrude more than 1″ in height from the tip surface

    Workmanship – 10 Points

    • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
    • the workmanship is neat, clean and precise

    Theme – 5 Points

    • the theme is obvious and completely developed
    • the theme is continued on all 10 nails
  • Gel Hand Painted Nail Art (in box)

    Judge 1

    Originality – 5 Points

    • the design is innovative (new and original)
    • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past and is different from other entries)
    • the design original and outstanding

    Visual Interest – 10 Points

    • the design captures your attention
    • the design holds your attention
    • the design continues to draw your attention to new details

    Color – 10 Points

    • the colors enhance the design
    • the colors complement each other
    • the colors are in keeping with the theme

    Presentation – 5 Points

    • this entry is presented within the Gel Paint Hand Painted Nail Art Rule Guidelines
    • this entry is presented as if it is a special piece of art
    • care was taken to make this presentation neat and clean
    • written statement is included and is complete and understandable

    Judge 2

    Balance – 5 Points

    • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
    • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design
    • the design is balanced across all nails

    Design – 10 Points

    • the design enhances the theme
    • the design is well thought out
    • the design is complete and no improvement is needed

    Detail – 10 Points

    • the detail is clean and precise
    • the detail enhances the design
    • the design has adequate detail

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the design makes an excellent overall impression
    • the design is complete and no improvement is needed
    • the theme is easy to follow as a complete picture
    • all rules were followed including usage of ONLY GEL Paint

    Judge 3

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design involves multiple techniques
    • the complexity of the design is clear

    Workmanship – 10 Points

    • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
    • the workmanship is neat, clean and precise
    • the workmanship is equally balanced across all nail

    Tip Length – 5 Points

    • the tips are graduated in length or size and are separate and individual
    • the tip length is no longer than 2″
    • the tip width is no wider than 3/4 of an inch if flattened out

    Theme – 10 Points

    • the theme is obvious and completely developed
    • the theme is continued on all 10 nails
    • the theme is complete and no improvement is needed
  • Extreme Stiletto Design

    Judge 1

    Lateral Structure & Shape – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails
    • the arch of the nail enhancements is consistently placed
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually and as a set

    Finish Work – 10 Points

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth
    • the entire surface of all nails are very shiny (absence of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished the nails are thoroughly clean (absence of dust)

    Theme – 5 Points

    • the design is executed well the overall entry is complete and needs no improvement
    • the theme was followed on all 10 nails; Failure to do will result in a 20pt deduction

    Design – 10 Points

    • the design is complete and no improvement is needed
    • the design involves multiple techniques
    • the design has kept within the color range of the theme

    Judge 2

    Surface Structure & “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 40% and 50%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails

    Product Control & Cuticle Area – 10 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • all products are completely controlled and the color of the product is consistent
    • the model’s skin is free from all products
    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)

    Complexity of Design – 5 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design involves multiple techniques
    • the complexity of design is apparent

    Detail – 5 Points

    • the detail of design is clean and precise
    • the design has adequate detail
    • the detail enhances the design

    Judge 3

    Length – 5 Points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the required length has been followed and was measured to comply

    Color – 10 Points

    • the colors enhance the design the colors complement each other
    • the colors are well thought out and placed

    Balance of Design – 10 Points

    • the design is completely thought out
    • the design complements
    • the color various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the nails complement the model’s hands
    • the thinness is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements (the thinness of a business card, approximately .01 to .03 inches, is ideal)
    • the overall entry is complete and needs no improvement
    • all competition rules were followed
  • Twist French

    Judge 1

    Lateral Structure – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails
    • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, the point at which the oval or stiletto begins is consistent
    • the arches of the nail enhancements are consistently placed

    “C” curves – 5 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancements are symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 40% and 50%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails
    • if nail enhancements are oval of stiletto in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge

    Originality – 10 Points

    • the design is innovative (new and original)
    • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past and other entries)
    • the design exceeds expectation of originality

    Cuticle Area – 5 Points

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)
    • the model’s cuticles and underside of nails are not flooded with excess oil

    Judge 2

    Length – 5 Points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the length is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements; a suggested range of a 1 to 1 ratio of nail bed to free edge is ideal, provided the length looks balanced on model’s hand

    Product Control – 10 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design involves multiple techniques

    Design and Balance – 10 Points

    • the design enhances the nails are the colors and products used within the ranges specified
    • the design is well executed various elements of
    • the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy

    Judge 3

    Surface Structure – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set
    • the shape compliments the model’s hands

    Finish Work – 5 Points

    • the surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the design in complete and no improvement is needed
    • the thinness is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements (the thinness of a business card, approximately .01 to .03 inches, is ideal)
    • no jewelry present on the model’s hands or wrists
    • all competition rules were followed
  • Salon success

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 10 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp (definition between PINK and WHITE)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent (even points and equal curvature)
    • the smile lines have no shadows

    “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 33.33 and 40%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the models nails
    • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge

    Cuticle Area – 5 Points

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)
    • the cuticle area is as shiny as the rest of the nail

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set
    • the shape works on the models hands

    Judge 2

    Product Control – 10 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent
    • the skin is free from all enhancement products

    Surface Structure – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Presentation – 5 Points

    • this entry was presented neat and clean
    • the underside of both hands are free from all product debris
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absence of dust)

    Lateral Structure – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails if nail enhancements are oval in shape,
    • the point at which the oval begins is consistent
    • the arch of the nail enhancements is consistently located

    Judge 3

    Length – 10 Points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the length is suitable for salon style nail enhancements – a suggested range 2 to 1 ratio of nail bed to free edge is ideal – provided
    • the length looks balanced on models hand the length looks balanced to the models hand and nail beds

    Polish or Color Application – 5 Points – One Hand

    • the polish completely covers the nails (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)
    • the application is smooth, even and clean

    Finish Work – 5 Points – One Hand

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished the nails are thoroughly clean absence of dust

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the nails complement the model’s hands
    • the thinness is suitable for salon-style nail enhancements
  • Sculptured Nail, acrylic technology

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 10 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp (definition between pink and white)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent (even points and equal curvature)

    “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 40% and 50%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails
    • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge

    Cuticle Area – 5 Points

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions
    • the product at the cuticle area, must be as shiny as the rest of the nail

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set the shape must work on the models hands

    Judge 2

    Product Control – 10 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent
    • the skin is free from all products

    Moons – 5 Points

    • the moons are properly placed
    • the moons have been sculpted and not been filed off
    • the moons enhance the nail extension

    Surface Structure – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Lateral Structure – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails
    • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, the point at which the oval begins is consistent
    • the arch of the nail enhancements is consistently placed

    Judge 3

    Length – 10 Points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the length is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements; a suggested range of a 1 to 1 ratio of nail bed to free edge is ideal, provided the length looks balanced on model’s hands

    Polish or Color Application – 5 Points

    • the polish or red color completely covers the nails (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)
    • the application is smooth, even and clean

    Finish Work – 5 Points

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absence of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absence of dust)

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the nails complement the model’s hands
    • the thinness is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements (the thinness of a business card, approximately .01 to .03 inches, is ideal)
  • On My Own

    On My Own

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 10 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp (definition between pink and white)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent (even points and equal curvature)

    “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 33.33 and 40%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the models nails
    • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge

    Finish Work – 5 Points – One Hand

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set

    Judge 2

    Product Control – 5 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent
    • the skin is free from all enhancement products

    Surface Structure – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Presentation – 5 Points

    • this entry was presented neat and clean the underside of both hands are free from all product debris
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

    Lateral Structure – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with
    • the sides of the natural nails if nail enhancements are oval in shape, the point at which the oval begins is consistent
    • the arch of the nail enhancements is consistently located

    Judge 3

    Length – 10 Points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the length is suitable for salon style nail enhancements – a suggested range 2 to 1 ratio of nail bed to free edge is ideal – provided the length looks balanced on models hands

    Polish or Color Application – 5 Points – One Hand

    • the polish completely covers the nails (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)
    • the application is smooth, even and clean

    Cuticle Area – 10 Points

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the nails complement the model’s hands
    • the thinness is suitable for salon-style nail enhancements
  • Chrome/Stamping (in box)

    Judge 1

    Originality – 5 Points

    • the design is innovative (new and original)
    • the design is unique and grabs your attention

    Visual Interest – 10 Points

    • the design captures your attention
    • the design holds your attention
    • the design continues to draw your attention to new details

    Color – 10 Points

    • the colors enhance the design
    • the colors complement each other

    Tip Length – 5 Points

    • the tips are graduated in length and size
    • the length of tips must be no longer than 2′
    • the width may be no longer than 3/4″ if they were flattened out

    Judge 2

    Balance – 5 Points

    • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse nor too busy
    • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

    Design – 10 Points

    • the design is complete and no improvement is needed
    • the design is well thought out

    Stamping Technique – 10 Points

    • the technique of the stamping is clean and crisp the pattern of the stamp enhances
    • the design and is balanced
    • the stamping pattern is deliberate and precise
    • the stamping pattern is clean and complete

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • this entry makes an excellent overall impression
    • this entry is complete and no improvement is needed
    • all competition rules were followed

    Judge 3

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design is intricate and delicate

    Workmanship – 10 Points

    • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
    • the workmanship is neat, clean, and precise

    Chrome Application – 10 Points

    • the chrome application is neat and clean
    • the cuticle area is clean and chrome is close to but not on the cuticle
    • the chrome application is completely smooth and shiny

    Detail – 5 Points

    • the detail of the design is clean and precise
    • the design has adequate detail
  • It’s all about the bling

    Judge 1

    Originality – 5 Points

    • the design is innovative (new and original)
    • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past)

    Cleanliness of Application – 10 Points

    • the design is neat and clean
    • the application is glue-free
    • the cuticles are free from design and glue

    Design – 10 Points

    • the design is well thought out
    • the detail of the design is clean and precise
    • the design has adequate detail

    Workmanship – 10 Points

    • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
    • the workmanship is neat, clean, and precise

    Judge 2

    Balance – 5 Points

    • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse nor too busy
    • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

    Creativity – 10 Points

    • the design is well throughout
    • the elements are used well
    • the elements are used in a unique and different way

    Visual Interest – 10 Points

    • the design captures your attention
    • the design holds your attention

    Shape – 5 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set

    Judge 3

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design involves multiple techniques

    Brightness – 10 Points

    • the elements enhance the design
    • the design is bright and clean

    Detail – 5 Points

    • the detail clarifies the design, adding dimension
    • the design has adequate detail

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the design makes an excellent overall impression
    • the design is complete and needs no improvement
    • this design is presented within the guidelines of the IAB rules
  • Soak-Off Gel Application

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 5 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp and reach completely up into each corner (definition between pink and white)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent (even points and equal curvature)
    • absence of all shadows

    Shape – 5 points

    • the shape is consistent finger to finger
    • the shape is proportionate to the hand

    Red Soak Off Gel Polish Application – 10 Points

    • the soak off gel polish completely covers the entire nail (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)
    • the application is smooth, even, and clean
    • the soak off gel polish is evenly spaced around the cuticles
    • the hairline tip is covered with soak off gel polish

    Finish Work – 10 Points

    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absence of dust)

    Judge 2

    Cuticle Area – 10 points

    • the product is close to but not touching
    • the cuticles the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions and product)

    Surface Smoothness – 10 points

    • the entire surface of the finished nail is smooth and very shiny
    • nails are free from dull areas
    • there are no dips, bumps, or high spots on the surface

    Pink and White Soak Off Gel Polish Application – 10 points

    • the white soak off gel polish completely covers the free edge of the nails, including the hairline tip
    • the white soak off gel polish is solid and completely free from all shadows
    • the pink soak off gel polish is even in shape and spacing around the cuticles
    • the application is smooth, even, and clean

    Product Control – 10 points

    • the soak off gel polish is free of pooling at cuticles and lateral folds
    • the soak off gel polish is applied thin and evenly free of wrinkles and streaking
    • the soak off gel is completely cured

    Judge 3

    Length – 5 points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the free edge is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the length appears balanced on the model’s hands

    Lateral View & Surface Structure – 10 points

    • gel soak off polish application at sidewall and surface is even and straight
    • sidewalls of natural nails are consistently shaped
    • the top surfaces of the application are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the application are smooth and perfectly contoured

    The underside of Nails – 5 Points

    • the underside of the nails are clean and free from all soak off gel polish
    • the underside of the nails are dust-free
    • the underside of each hand should look the same

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the soak off gel polish complements the model’s hands
    • the soak off gel polish complete application is complete and needs no improvement
    • all rules were followed
  • Soak off Gel Nail Art

    Judge 1

    Originality – 5 Points

    • the design is innovative (new and original)
    • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past)

    Visual Interest – 10 Points

    • the design captures your attention
    • the design holds your attention

    Color – 10 Points

    • the colors enhance the design
    • the colors complement each other

    Soak Off Gel Polish Base Application – 5 Points

    • the soak off gel polish completely covers the entire nail (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)
    • the application is smooth, even and clean
    • the soak off gel polish is even in shape and spacing around cuticles
    • the hairline tip is covered with polish

    Judge 2

    Balance – 10 Points

    • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
    • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

    Design – 5 Points

    • the design enhances the theme
    • the design is well thought out
    • the design is complete and needs no improvement

    Dimension – 10 Points

    • the artwork is obvious and within the guidelines of soak-off gel nail art rules
    • the dimension enhances the theme and is balanced

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • this design makes an excellent overall impression
    • this design is complete and needs no improvement
    • this entry is presented within the soak off gel nail art rules

    Judge 3

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
    • the design involves multiple techniques

    Workmanship – 10 Points

    • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
    • the workmanship is neat, clean and precise

    Detail – 10 Points

    • the detail of design is clean and precise
    • the design has adequate detail

    Theme – 5 Points

    • the theme is obvious and completely developed
    • the theme is continued on all 5 nails
  • Sculpture Stiletto Nails

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 10 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp (definition between pink and white)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent (even points and equal curvature) Stiletto

    “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 40% and 50%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails
    • since nail enhancements are oval in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge

    Cuticle Area – 5 Points

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to
    • the cuticles the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)
    • the skin is free from all products

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set

    Judge 2

    Product Control – 10 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent
    • if cover pink was used to extend nail bed, it should not be obvious

    Moons – 5 Points

    • moons are properly placed
    • moons have not been filed off
    • the moons have been sculpted and enhanced the nail extension

    Surface Structure – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Lateral Structure – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails
    •  if nail enhancements are oval in shape, the point at which the oval begins is consistent

    Judge 3

    Length – 10 Points

    • the length is suitable for stiletto competition-style nail enhancements; a range of nothing less than 5,08cm required
    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other

    Arch Location – 10 Points

    • the arch of the nail enhancements are consistently placed
    • the arch location is suited for esthetics more than wear ability the arch location complements the nails

    Finish Work – 5 Points

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

    Overall Impression – 5 Points

    • the nails are complete and need no improvement
    • the thinness is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements (the thinness of a business card, approximately .01 to .03 inches, is ideal)
    • no jewelry is present on model’s hands or wrists
  • FreeStyle Sculptured Nails

    FreeStyle Sculptured Nails Judging Criteria

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 10 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp (definition between pink and white)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent

    “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 40% and 50%
    • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails
    • since nail enhancements are unique in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of traditional “C” curvature at the distal edge

    Cuticle Area – 5 Points

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually
    • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set
    • the shape is unique of FreeStyle form and executed well
    Judge 2

    Product Control – 5 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent
    • the skin is free from all products

    FreeStyle – 10 Points

    • the FreeStyle is innovative and new
    • the FreeStyle is executed well

    Surface Structure – 10 Points

    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Lateral Structure– 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails
    • if nail enhancements are unique in shape, the point at which the enhancement leaves the lateral fold is a consistent nail to nail
    • the arches of the nail enhancements are consistently placed
    Judge 3

    Length – 5 Points

    • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
    • the length is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements; a suggested range of a 1 to 1 ratio of the nail bed to free edge is ideal, provided the length looks balanced on the model’s hand’s

    Difficulty – 10 Points

    • the FreeStyle demanding of skill
    • the FreeStyle is complex and difficult

    Finish Work – 5 Points

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

    Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the nails complement the model’s hands
    • the thinness is suitable for competition-style nail enhancements (the thinness of a business card, approximately .01 to .03 inches, is ideal)
    • the entry has a certain WOW! factor
  • Five Style Sculptured Nails

    Judge 1

    Smile Lines – 10 Points

    • the smile lines are crisp (definition between pink and white)
    • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent with the design

    “C” curves – 10 Points

    • the curvature of the nail enhancement is consistent with each shape
    • the depth of curvature is a range between 40% and 50% depending on the style of nail
    • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails and the style of nail
    • since nail enhancements are unique in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of traditional “C” curvature at the distal edge

    Cuticle Area – 5 Points 

    • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles
    • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)

    Shape – 10 Points

    • the individual shape is symmetrical within itself
    • the shape is unique and executed well
    Judge 2

    Product Control – 5 Points

    • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits
    • the color of the product is consistent
    • the skin is free from all products

    FiveStyle – 10 Points

    • the FiveStyle are innovative and new
    • the FiveStyles are executed well Surface Structure – 10 Points
    • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured
    • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

    Lateral Structure – 10 Points

    • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails
    • the arches of the nail enhancements are structurally balanced
    Judge 3

    **Length – 5 Points

    • the length, measured from the cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent with the shape of that nail. Some nails may be longer than others to show the shape in the best light
    • the length is ideal to the shape and style of each nail

    Complexity – 10 Points

    • the FiveStyle is demanding of skill
    • the FiveStyle is complex and challenging

    Finish Work – 5 Points

    • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)
    • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished
    • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

    **Overall Impression – 10 Points

    • the nails complement the model’s hands
    • the thinness should be consistent for competition-style nail enhancements (the thinness of a business card, approximately .01 to .03 inches, is ideal if design permits) the entry has a certain WOW FACTOR!
  • Airbrush Nail Art (in box)

DO YOU NEED THE LATEST INFORMATIONS? CONTACT US

MAIL TO: INFO@NAILPRO-EE.COM