Perfect Match Rules 2018 - Non Divisional

Except for 3 in One Competition - The perfect match in that competition is a result of one hand of Sculptured Nails and one hand of Tip & Overlay completed by the same person.  3 in One is Divisional

Requires 2 competitors and 1 model


This competition will not be divisional.  Each entry may be composed of two veterans, two novices or one veteran and one novice.   So, novice competitors, take a chance and test your skills with this new competition. Veterans take a novice under your wing and show them the way.

1.  Two (2) Competitors will have 1.30 hours to complete a full set of nails.  Competitor A will complete one hand with competition-style Tip and Overlay enhancements.  This hand will be a perfect match to the opposite hand, completed by competitor B of  Sculptured Nail Enhancements using flat or metal forms only

2. Competitors can use either gel or acrylic.  Both hands must be the same medium.  Competitors using gel for sculpting must use it for the tip and overlay, and competitors using acrylic for sculpting must use acrylic for tip and overlay.

3. Only sheer pink, clear and white enhancement products may be used. Enhancement products containing glitter and/or any other color are NOT allowed.  Cover powder is NOT allowed.

4.  All rules must be followed.  Failure to do so will result in a point deduction or disqualification.  The penalty will be decided by the NAILPRO judging staff at the time of the infraction.

5. No colored products of any type may be applied to tips prior to attaching them to the natural nail.

6. Only unaltered clear adhesives (gel-type, brush-on, tubes, etc) may be used to attach tips to the nail.  No plastic type molds of any kind may be used to form the sculptured nail.

7. All enhancement products must be applied to tips after the tips are adhered to the natural nail

8. Competitors must lay out tips before the briefing, but tips may NOT be altered or applied until the competition starts.

9. Embellishments may NOT be used

10. The model’s natural nails may be prepared for product application before the competition, but product may NOT be applied until the competition starts.

11. No consideration will be given for any pre-existing damage to a model’s natural nails, cuticles, or hands.

12. No products, such as inverted tips or any “cookie cutter” products may be used to form or assist in making a smile line. All smile lines must be done with a brush by hand.  Paint on white is NOT allowed

13. All files and buffers must be clean and unused;  electric files and buffing products may NOT be used.

14.  Only water may be used to remove dust. Cleansing products (soaps, etc.) and moisturizing products (oils, creams, lotions, etc.) are NOT allowed. Bowls containing marbles or other items are NOT allowed.

15.  Sculpted moons must be included at the base of all nails, and must not be filed off.

16.  All nail enhancements must be French-Style (pink/clear and or white), finished to a high shine and completely free of any other products.

17. The underside of both hands must look the same.

18.  Entry fee will be $50.00 each competitor or $100.00 total.  Prize money will be $500.00 first place total/$225.00 each and so forth.

19. New Perfect Match will be judged in the following categories: smile lines, “C”curves, cuticle area, shape, product control, perfect match, surface structure, lateral structure, length, moons, finish work, and overall impression.


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