French Twist Judging Criteria 2018

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 hands

 

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 needs 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 present on the model's hands or wrists


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Scoring Guide 2 Hands Scoring Guide 1 Hand
10 = Flawless 5 = Average 5 = Flawless
9 = Almost Flawless 4 = Below Average 4 = Very Good
8 = Very Good 3 = Poor 3 = Average
= Good 2 = Very Poor 2 = Below Average
6 = Above Average 1 = Unacceptable 1 = Very Poor