One hand is to be solid red color.
One hand is to be applied in a traditional French manicure. Using white on the free edge and French shades on the plate. No glitter, shimmer or frost.
All colors must be free of pearl and opalescent.
10 point total on all categories.
1 point a nail. ½ points are allowed
In a one hand competition, point total is reduced to 5 points.
Each nail is judged on its own merit.
The nail must meet all of the criteria for the category being judged to earn its point.
The shape of the nails looks symmetrical. ½ Point
The top of the free edge must be filed smoothly. ½ Point
All free edge shapes are acceptable, but they must have symmetry.
The product surrounding the proximal nail fold must be with in 1mm and have a clean application ½ point
No excessive product build up surrounding the lateral nail folds ½ point
No cuts or irritation around the nail folds.
All dead tissue is properly removed.
The proximal nail fold is pushed back and appears properly maintained
There is not excessive removal or cutting of the living tissue attached to the nail folds
The nail grooves are not removed or damaged
1 point per finger
No visible dust or debris is allowed. ½ Point
No glue or excessive gel products of any kind. ½ Point
The surface of the nail must feel perfectly smooth. ½ point
The surface of the nail must not have any air bubbles on the surface. ½ point
The top sealer must be shiny on the entire surface of the nail. ½ point
There should not be any dull spots on the surface and all gel residues must be well removed. The surface should not have any residual inhibition layer ½ point
Red Color Application
The Application of the product should completely cover the surface of the entire nail.
Product must be applied evenly with no streaks. The color should look extremely solid with no transparencies. ½ point
The tip of the free edge must be covered completely. ½ point