The Nail Games 2019

Competition Rules 

BREAKING THE RULES


2019 Rules

Equipment:-

You must bring all your own equipment i.e

Working Kit  - Extension leads  - Table Lamp  - Nail lamp etc.

Only a table, chair & bin liner are provided. 


 

Gel Polish…….

Duration – 1 hour

Registration – 8.30am

Briefing – 8.45am

Start time – 9.00am

Finish time – 10.00am

 

Aim….. 

To create 10 salon style nails using gel polish.

 

Shape/style…… 

One hand to be French/pink & white gel polish application

The other hand a rich, deep colour of your choice

Nails can be filed into any salon shape, square, almond, etc.

All 10 nails must be the same shape.

 

Nail Length….

Maximum 0.5cm free edge length.

 

Finer rules….

One hand French the other can be a colour of your choice , but please choose wisely.

A rich, deep colour such as red, burgundy, plum.

No pale colours or colours with glitter/shimmer. Cuticle oil can be used.

 


Salon Nails……….

Duration – 2 hours

Registration – 12.30pm

Briefing – 12.45pm

Start time – 1.00pm

Finish time – 3.00pm


Aim….

To create 10 salon style nails using acrylic, hard gel or acrygel.


Shape/Style…..

One hand to be square shape - french/pink & white.

Other hand to be almond shape – full cover pink.


Nail Length…..

Maximum 1cm free edge length. Nail bed 1.5cm on french hand

French hand nail length is measured from cuticle to the highest point of extended pink bed

 ( hyponchium ).

Free edge length is measured from the side wall corner point where white begins to the free edge.


Finer rules….

French hand can be reverse technique or traditional method, cover pink can be used. No glitter or shimmer pinks.

Sculpt or tip application. All techniques and tools are allowed, including e- files, pinching tools, clear gel topcoats and cuticle oil. Do not saturate with cuticle oil.

No white tips allowed or any colour gels, paints, glitters etc



Pink & White Pro……

Duration – 2 hours 30 mins

Registration – 8.30am

Briefing – 8.45am

Start time – 9.00am

Finish time – 11.30am


Aim….

To create 10 extreme french/pink & white nails, using acrylic, hard gel or acrygel


Shape/Style….

Both hands to be extended French/pink & white nails – square shape.


Nail length….

The nail bed extension must be 2cm in length.

The extended white free edge must also be 2cm in length


Finer rules…

Nail length is measured from cuticle to the highest point of extended pink bed

 ( hyponchium ).

Free edge length is measured from the side wall corner point where white begins to the free edge.

All techniques and tools are allowed. Sculpt or tip, acrylic, hard gel or acrygel.

 E – files and pinching tools, clear gel topcoats and cuticle oil allowed. Do not saturate with cuticle oil

No white tips allowed or any colour gels, paints, glitters etc.



 

Babyboomer…..

Duration – 1 hour 30mins

Registration – 8.30am

Briefing – 8.45am

Start time – 9.00am

Finish time – 10.30am

 

Aim…..

To produce one hand of salon length babyboomer nails using acrylic, hard gel or acrygel. A French ombre/fade technique.

 

Shape/Style….

Right hand, almond shape nails.

 

Nail length….

Salon style, maximum free edge length, 1cm.

 

Finer details….

All tools and techniques are allowed, including E – files, pinching tools, gel topcoats, cuticle oil, tip or sculpt.

No white tips allowed, no glitters, paints, or gel polish allowed.

 

 

Crystal Bomb….

Duration – 1 hour 15 mins

Registration – 12.30

Briefing – 12.45

Start time – 1pm

Finish time – 2.00pm

                                          

Aim…….

To embellish one hand of nails with crystal bling varying in size, style and colour.

The model should be wearing nails on her left hand when you arrive, ready for you to apply your crystal bling.

 

Shape/style……

The left hand should have nails on but with no crystals when you arrive. They can be any shape and any colour, including full cover, French, colour French, gel polish etc.

No art design on the nails, only colour, you will create design with the crystals.

 

Nail length….

The nails must be a minimum length of 2cm free edge, no maximum.

 

Finer details….

Crystal bling must cover at least 50% of each nail.

The nails can be any shape and colour. The arrangement and colour flow of the crystals must compliment the nail base they are on.

You can use any shape, size, colour of crystal. To fix you can use any medium such as glue, glue gel, acrylic etc.

 

 

Photographic – Fairytale.

 

To be posted and reach us by the latest 2 weeks before the Nail Games OR handed in person on the show day ( Sunday 7th July ) before 10am.

Please note, we cannot send photos back unless pre-paid for return. Photos must be collected in person after the awards, or arrange your own collection.

 

Aim….

To produce a classic photographic image following the theme “Fairytale”.

All nails should be French or full cover pink or full colour, EXCEPT… on both hands, the ring finger & middle finger should have accent nail art that compliments the theme.

 

Shape/Style ….

To confirm, 6 nails French, or full cover/colour.

Colour can be either gel, paint, gel polish or acrylic.

2 nails on each hand, ring & middle must have accent nail art to compliment the theme.

The nails can be any shape and any length, again complimenting the theme and style of the photo image.

 

Finer details….

The accent nails can be created using any nail art medium, such as acrylic paints, gel paints, acrylic colours, 3D designs with acrylic or gel, one stroke, aquarelle,stamping etc.

All nail art should be created by hand and shown in step by steps.

A step by step brief manual should be included with the photographic entry to confirm authenticity.

No white tips allowed.

The photo should be taken in A4 portrait as if on a magazine cover, not in landscape.

 

You can edit the photo slightly with adjustments to lighting / eye colour etc but please no over editing and certainly not on the nails, we want to see your raw work.

 

Please note 

You must collect your Photograph / frame on the day of the competition or arrange shipping at an additional cost, we can not be held laible for any damage in transit.

 

No copyrighted designs allowed, such as Disney, Warner Bros etc. No use of logos or specific named Disney characters for example. Please be mindful of trademarks & copyright, be ORIGINAL ! :)

 

 

 

Fantasy Frames (Boxed Art) – Fairytale.

 

To be posted and reach us by the latest 2 weeks before the Nail Games OR handed in person on the show day ( Sunday 7th July ) before 10am.

Please note, we cannot send boxes back unless pre-paid for return. boxes must be collected in person after the awards, or arrange your own collection.

 

Aim….

To produce a box/frame showcasing 10 display nails following the theme “Fairytale”.

This is more extravagant than everyday art, it is fantasy nail art, telling a story, following a theme across 10 nails.

 

Shape/Style….

10 nails to be displayed within a frame. Any long display tips can be used, any shape.

All mediums, systems & techniques allowed.

 

Finer details…

All 10 nails MUST be visible. We must be able to see that 10 nails are present within the frame.

Across the 10 nails you must show a variety of nail art techniques including flat and 3D designs.

All nail art should be created by hand and shown in step by steps.

A step by step brief manual should be included with the photographic entry to confirm authenticity.

All mediums and systems allowed, all techniques, flat, 3D, extreme, acrylic, gel, paints, polish, acrylic paints etc

You must present your 10 nails in a frame/box frame no bigger than A4, minimum size A5.

The nails do not have to be joined together or in a straight line. Present as you wish!

 

•Boxed Art - it is totally your choice if you want to decorate the frame.
There is not a specific mark for frame design , however there are marks for overall look and wow factor, so if you think the frame decorations will complement your work and design , contributing to the wow factor

 

Please note 

You must collect your Photograph / frame on the day of the competition or arrange shipping at an additional cost, we can not be held laible for any damage in transit.

 

No copyrighted designs allowed, such as Disney, Warner Bros etc. No use of logos or specific named Disney characters for example. Please be mindful of trademarks & copyright, be ORIGINAL ! :)

 

Important Notice

If you are posting to us, please do so no later than the 1st July. This is the deadline for us to receive your entry. 
Please note, if you are not there on the day to collect your box/photo after the show, we will keep your entry safe but if you would like it posting back to you then you will need to pay the postage cost for this service.
The address to post your entries along with step by steps to is....


Nail Expo 
c/o Tweezers Beauty 
57 Mill Street 
Bedworth 
CV12 8JX

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