Tip & Overlay Judging Criteria 2017

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 or stiletto in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge 

**Cuticle Area & Moons – 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)
  • the moons are sculpted and properly placed
  • the moons have not been filed off
  • they enhance the nail extension      

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 products  

**Tip Application – 5 Points

  • the tips are the right size for each nail bed
  • the tips fit perfect from side to side
  • the underside of the nails are neat, clean and free from glue and debris     

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

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)
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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