Salon Nail Art Judging Criteria

Judge 1

Originality - 5 Points

  • the design is innovative (new and original)
  • the design is unique and grabs your attention

Visual Interest - 10 Points

  • the design captures your attention
  • the design holds your attention
  • the design continues to draw your attention to new details

Color - 5 Points

  • the colors enhance the design and well-balanced
  • the colors complement each other

Tip Length & Shape (wearability) - 10 Points

  • the length is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other
  • the shape is symmetrical as presented and consistent individuality
  • the length and design is suitable for salon work and wearable for day to day activity

Judge 2

Balance - 5 Points

  • various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
  • the sum of the design is in harmony with the parts of the whole design

Design - 10 Points

  • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
  • the design involves multiple techniques
  • the design is complete and needs no improvement
  • the design is well thought out across overall design

Presentation - 5 Points

  • this entry is presented within the Salon Nail Art Rules 
  • this entry is presented as if it is a special piece of art
  • care was taken to present this entry neatly and cleanly
  • written statement is included and is complete and understandable

Overall Impression - 10 Points

  • this entry makes an excellent overall impression
  • this entry is complete and needs no improvement 
  • this entry is suitable for salon work and is able to be recreated within reasonable salon service time frame
  • all competition rules were followed

Judge 3

Complexity - 10 Points

  • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
  • the complexity of the design is apparent
  • the design is intricate and delicate
  • the design is recreate-able within reasonable salon service time frame

Workmanship - 10 Points

  • the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills
  • the workmanship is neat, clean and precise
  • the workmanship is equally balanced across all nails

Product Application - 10 Points

  • the overall product application is neat and clean
  • the design elements are applied neat and clean
  • the tips are finished neatly and smooth

Detail - 10 Points

  • the detail of design is clean and precise
  • the design has more than adequate detail
  • the detail clarifies the design, adding dimension to overall design

 


Scoring Guide 2 Hands

10 = Flawless
9 = Almost Flawless
8 = Very Good
7 = Good
6 = Above Average
5 = Average
4 = Below Average
3 = Poor
2 = Very Poor
1 = Unacceptable

Scoring Guide 1 Hand

5 = Flawless
4 = Very Good
3 = Average
2 = Below Average
1 = Very Poor


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