“NailArt form X” 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 should have a traditional  shape where the tip of the nail comes to a fine point.
  • 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 any color and glitter.
  • Design work can be applied inside the application without limitation and/or on top of the nails with art that is no more than 5 millimeters in height.
  • The competitor may incorporate all types of paint and rhinestones for an added artistic element on top of the nail, but the hand painting will only count for 20% of the total score on all artistic scoring criteria.
  • The nails will be scored in a similar manner as most artificial enhancement competitions.
  • There will also be categories such as creativity, artistic design and use of color 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 oil is 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 1 hand  95