competition


Nail competitions are where nail technicians test their skills in an organized contest; competitions usually allow several hours for competitors to create a perfect nail that is judged by a team of judges in key areas (for example, evenness of smile line, smoothness of C curve, naturalness of arch, flawlessness of polish); competitions are generally held at tradeshows.

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Required Reading

A Tale of Two Competitors

June 1, 2010

Tucked into the corners of dark ballrooms at nail shows, some of the best nail technicians in the world compete against one another, sculpting dazzling nail art designs and perfectly precise C-curves. But what is it like to be a competitor? NAILS takes a quick look at the competition schedule of one veteran and one novice competitor at ISSE Long Beach this past January.

Competitive Skills

September 1, 2008

Competition-level nails take practice, but mastering certain skills will get you in the game.

10 Things You Will Learn By Competing

May 1, 2007

It’s competition season with the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference and Premiere Beauty Shows coming up. Both offer quality competitions. So if you are contemplating testing the waters to see what you’ve got, these are both good choices.

Are Nail Competitions Fair?

April 1, 1994

Competition is rivalry between skilled persons, and the theory that once you have competed and won, you should step down is absurd.

What Do Competition Judges Want?

August 1, 1992

The answer is: consistency, superior workmanship, flawless polish, appropriate length and shape, and a high finish.

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