“French Twist ” Rules

  • This competition combines the element of art with the technical aspect of nail structure.
  • Competitors will be scored on a combination of technical and artistic criteria.
  • The nails may have any free edge shape
  • Total time allowed for this competition is 2 hours for 1 hand
  • Competitor is allowed to choose to sculpt with gel or acrylic and the nails must be sculpted with forms.
  • Tips are not allowed
  • The competitor is allowed to use products with white, transparent pink, cover pink, clear, shimmers and glitters that have no COLOR! Metals, such as Gold or silver are allowed.
  • Design work can be applied inside the application without limitation. No artwork or embellishments on the surface allowed. The nails must feel smooth on the surface.
  • No embellishments of any kind inlaid into the application.
  • The nails will be scored in a similar manner as most artificial enhancement competitions.
  • The nails must have a distinguished appearance of a French style nail. However, the separation between pink and white does not have to be in a traditional smile line. See examples
  • There will also be categories such as creativity, artistic design and originality that will be scored.
  • The application can be designed to the competitor’s desire and ability.
  • Gel sealers or top coat must be applied
  • Electric files are allowed
  • Oil is allowed
  • Electric file oils are allowed
  • Pinching tools, c-curve sticks and all types of tools used to create a proper structure are allowed
  • The natural nail may be prepared up to the primer application
  • Competitors ARE ALLOWED to pre-size or cut the forms prior to the start of the competition. Doubling of forms is allowed as long as they are  cut in any manner and are attached on the paper. Metal supports are allowed as can be added to the form prior to the competition
  • Decals or pre assembled art of any kind is not allowed
  • All work must be created at the time of the competition
  • All general rules apply to this competition
  • Total possible points earned: 105.