Salon Success Judging Criteria 2018

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 (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 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 (absent of dust)

Overall Impression - 10 Points

  • the nails complement the model's hands
  • the thinness is suitable for salon-style nail enhancements

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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

 

 

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