Soak-Off Gel Nail Art 

Judge 1

Originality - 5 Points

  • the design is innovative (new and original)
  • the design is unique (different from other designs we have seen in the past and is different from other entries)
  • the design original and outstanding

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 - 10 Points

  • the colors enhance the design
  • the colors complement each other
  • the colors are in keeping with the theme

Dimension - 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 hands

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
  • the design is balanced across all nails

Design - 10 Points

  • the design enhances the theme
  • the design is well thought out
  • the design is complete and needs no improvement

Soak-off Gel Base Application - 10 Points

  • the soak off gel polish completely covers the entire nail (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)
  • the application is smooth, even and clean
  • the soak off gel polish is evenly spaced around the cuticles
  • the hairline tip is covered with soak off gel polish

Overall Impression - 10 Points

  • the design makes an excellent overall impression
  • the design is complete and needs no improvement
  • the theme is easy to follow as a complete picture
  • all rules were followed including usage of ONLY GEL Paint

Judge 3

Complexity - 10 Points

  • the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
  • the design involves multiple techniques
  • the complexity of the design is clear

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 nail

Detail - 10 Points

  • the detail is clean and precise
  • the detail enhances the design
  • the design has adequate detail

Theme - 10 Points

  • the theme is obvious and completely developed
  • the theme is continued on all 10 nails
  • the theme is complete and needs no improvement


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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