10 points total on all categories.
2 points can be earn for each nail.
Each nail is judged separately.
The nail must meet all of the criteria for the category being judged to earn points.
The exterior contour of the nail form should be completely symmetric
The surface of the nail should have no inconsistencies or appear to be uneven on the outer surface.
The judge will examine the nail by looking at the nail head on and check zone 3 and from the back side perspective to check zone 2.
The convex or surface of the nail should contour symmetrically throughout the entire nail until it reaches zone 1. See example for nail zones
The nail can earn a 1 point for each correct zone
The interior contour or tunnel of the free edge must be completely symmetrical and concentric.
The nail’s Free edge should have the appearance of the inside of a tunnel from the start of the c-curve to the finger’s distal edge that is apparent to the eye or until the c-curve stick touches the finger’s tip from the underside.
The Concave should represent symmetry and be concentric. The nail can earn a 1 point for each that is correct.
The nail will earn 1 point if the Concave is concentric where the Free edge begins. It should not appear to have a form that was applied to allow for excessive product. The form is applied completely following the nail’s Distal Edge.
The nail will earn 1 point if the Concave is symmetric throughout the free edge. There should not be any inconsistencies in the formation of the Free edge’s “tunnel”
Arch and Apex
The high point (apex) of the arch should not appear overly apparent.
It should have a subtle and gradual incline that is located consistently in the second zone of each nail. See example of zone 2
The entire arch including the apex, should be not be overly apparent or appear too flat.
The arch should not be located too far forward or back when looking at the entire nail from a profile perspective.
The nail can earn a 1 point for each of these two criteria that are required.
The nails extension should be free of any notches or gaps on the lateral side folds where the free edge extension begins.
The notches are created during the application process and can’t be created with a file.
The nail can earn a 1 point for each side of the nail that doesn’t have a notch.