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INDIVIDUAL PRO COMPETITIONS

Throughout the event, we will put on various showcase competitions designed as a peer-to-peer contest to determine who’s the best in particular categories. Each of these competitions draw out the industry professionals as they are anxious to see what’s new or what their competition might be doing different. We know you have it in you to represent your brand to the fullest, all you must do is sign up!

Pro Nail'd It Fantasy Freestyle Nail Art Competition Rules

This is a Fantasy Freestyle Nail Art Competition. In which the nail tech is expected to create a full set of enhancements using ANY professional nail product, application or style to achieve the “Complete Look”. Model and both hands will be judged. Contestants will have 2 hours (120minutes) to complete their freestyle nail art designed set & model look before the catwalk. For the 2021 Texas International Beauty and Wellness Expo the Official Pro Nail’d It Fantasy Freestyle Nail Art Competition by Quake Nailz rules are as follows:


1. Entry must consist of One Live Model and a Full Set of 10 nails which both must be in coherence with this year's theme :-- “SCARY MOVIE” -- Entrants must compose a set of nails on a live model that correspond to art/visuals/characters/scenes etc. in said chosen scary\horror movie.  2021 Pro Naild’ It Competitors entering this competition should come with the mindset of creating a fantasy nail set behind the scenes for a runway model. The ‘Complete Look’ encompasses the whole design of your model. In this case, your nail set should blend well with the style and design you create for your model’s look. Design of model and nails must correspond to the theme. and blend well.

2. Models hair and outfit/costume will be judged and must come prepared with most and/or all dress, makeup and hair completed. ALL NAIL WORK WILL BE DONE ON SITE Which allows only a small time frame for final model adjustments, props etc. after completion of the nail set. Models & ALL equipment and supplies must be in place at the start of the competition. Any team members such as  MUAs, Stylists, Barbers etc. assisting the contestant, may only enter the designated competition area for model adjustments after the nail set is complete. Do any and all other prep work prior.

3. This is an ALL OUT freestyle.  Press-Ons are allowed but any artificial nail must be secured to each individual natural nail plate of your model’s hands once finished. Premade 3d art pieces and charms must not be attached to tips or nails prior to start. The creation of the nail set and other nail artwork must be done on site.  Tip color, size, shape or length does NOT matter. Your extremities are limited to time constraints, rules and show etiquette.

4. Any and all nail art must be made from professional nail products. Any/and all nail charms, crystals, adornments or pre-made 3d, stickers & stamps etc., may be used but must NOT be pre attached or encompass the whole design (Example: Full Set of Bling Nails)  Must use more than one art medium in your set.

 

5. Competitors must prepare an ART BIO:  

  • Name/Business Name of Contestant

  • Title of SCARY MOVIE   

  • An interpretation of your art. You can include products & processes used. 

A typed or legible handwritten 2-5 sentence explanation on paper or a small card needs to be completed and turned in at check in or emailed to quakenailz@gmail.com prior to show.

Failure to provide this information can result in a 5 point deduction in overall score.
 

6. Pro Nail’d It Competitors will be judged on a 1-10 scale in each category totaling 100 points in the following categories: | Art Bio 5pts | Visual Interest 10 | Adherence to theme 10pts |  Originality & Creativity 15pts | Complexity & Workmanship 20pts | Presentation & Catwalk- Model scores are inclusive and scored on: Cohesiveness | Dress/Hair/ Makeup 20pts |  Overall Impression 20pts | 

 

7. All files and buffers must be clean and unused; electronic files and buffing products may be used and also must be cleaned and prepped. The model’s natural nails may be prepared for product application before the competition starts, but any nail tips, art, product, forms or primer (if used) may NOT be applied to any tips or natural nails until the competition starts. 

8. Cleansing products (alcohol, soaps, sanitation products etc.) and moisturizing products (oils, creams, lotions, etc.) are allowed. The underside of all the nails can have art and be included in the overall design but must be clean and free of dust and debris. 

 

**Briefing is scheduled after check in and will begin prior to the start of the competition and all contestants, models and any team members  must be present.**

Entry fee is $150.00 USD 

@ Least 3 competitors 

Trophy for 1st 2nd 3rd with 4th & 5th receiving recognition.

 

Contestants Must Bring:

  • ANY and ALL implements , products, tools and supplies needed to complete the competition.  All art items, model props or other necessary competent to fulfill the ‘Complete Look’ for the Theme: Scary Movie

  • Competitors must bring additional table covers and small zip lock bags for trash. Bring your own hand towels, paper towels, cushions, and all electrical equipment needed [extensions cords, LCG lamps and lights, fans , E-files etc.].

  • Safety, Sanitation and Disinfection: Contestants will bring their own safety/ PPE supplies. (Eyewear, gloves, wipes etc.)  Competitors must sanitize models hand with sanitizer at the start of competition. Once finished, contestants may signal for staff to have the model cleared. At that time, contestants must clear work areas of debris and trash, store & pack items, sanitize the area and wait until called to be reunited with models and team for final touches.

  • Catwalk: Models will be judged onstage, pose for pictures and media. Final overall judging will commence offstage. Final score sheets will be emailed from quakenailz@gmail.com after the show.

  • Quake Nailz Will host 2 online Onboarding sessions to go over rules and scoring. Contestants are encouraged to attend & encouraged to share information and posts regarding the 2021 Texas International Beauty and Wellness Show. Please use the following hashtags in reference to the show. #texashairshow #celebrating20years #DallasExpo #Dallashairshow #texashairshows #BeautyandWellnessExpo

Any competitor or model found not complying with the rules before, during or until the close of the show is subject to possible disqualification and/or point deduction. Competitors must supply their own models. Models must be at least 18 years old, OR if a release is signed by the parents no younger than 14, AND one or both parent(s) are present while the minor is modeling.  Models and competitors may be required to show ID if asked by Staff.  Only live models may be used.

If you see something a competitor has done, that you feel is not according to the rules, you must tell us DURING THE SHOW/COMPETITION ONLY!*********



To receive the link for onboarding or sample model release, email: Quay Harris quakenailz@gmail.com Use ‘Fantasy OnBoarding’, ‘model release’ or in the subject line. 

Pro Naild It Classic Rules

This is a two handed sculpted nail competition; in which the nail tech is expected to create a full set of pink and white/‘french’ style enhancements using either Acrylic ( liquid monomer and powder polymer) or Sculpting gel (Hard Gel) & nail forms. For the 2021 Texas International Beauty and Wellness Expo the Official Quake Nailz Pro Nail’d It Classic Competition rules are as follows:

1. Competitors will have 2 hours (120) mins to complete a full set of SCULPTED Pink & White extensions in the French Style on both hands. You must use flat, paper or metal forms.The enhancements may be any length. Any shape is ok however, the shape of the nails must be suited to the shape of the model's nail plate & hands. They should all be the same and consistent.

2. Glue and tips are NOT allowed, nails must be free form sculpted on a sculpting form. Forms only! No molds, inverted molds,dual forms or premade extensions of ANY KIND are allowed. (NO APRES , FULL COVERAGE TIP or any PRESS-ON TIP ENHANCEMENTS etc.)

3. Competitors must use professional acrylic or HARD GEL products. This is a CLASSIC P&W SALON STYLE competition. Enhancement products containing glitter and/or any other color (other than clear, white and pink variants) are NOT allowed. White must be opaque and not sheer. NO PEACH, CORAL, NUDE VARIATIONS or SHEER RED OR SHEER PINK.. All products must be labeled. Your complexity and design is limited to the time frame and rules. Keep in mind show etiquette.

4. Embellishment(s) or decorations may NOT be used  No foils, wraps, full coverage decals, gems, art pieces or coverings of any kind are allowed in this competition. No Dip/pour, textured style, wraps (silk/fiberglass) or Polygel /Acrygel applications. No spray or brush on activator for dip or low odor application. Any dip style powder must be sculpted on the nail with a professional acrylic brush using liquid monomer.Any no or low odor acrylic products must be filed without activators. No Slip solution allowed. ANY gel used  must be hard gel orsculpting gel with a builder.


5. The model’s natural nails may be prepared for product application before the competition starts, but any product, sculpting forms or primer/dehydrators (if used) may NOT be applied until the competition starts. No molds of any kind may be used to form the sculptured nail. C curves must be consistent; C curve sticks or Pinchers are allowed.  Any form customization needed must be done at the start of the competition.

6. All enhancement products must be applied to natural nails at the start of the competition.
Model full dress is not judged but should be neat and decent and may be taken into consideration of scoring if not. Only straight, normal, deep, or chevron style smile lines are allowed. No products, such as inverted tips, moulds or any “cutter” tools may be used to form or assist in making a smile line. All smile lines must be done with a brush and/or file and by hand and must be consistent. Paint on white or smile lines are not allowed.
 

7. All files and buffers must be clean and unused; electronic files and buffing products may be used and also must be cleaned and prepped. Cleansing products (alcohol, soaps, sanitation products etc.) and moisturizing products (oils, creams, lotions, etc.) are allowed. It will be at the judge’s discretion to deduct points for excess oil.

8. The finished sculptured nails must be done in traditional or reverse application French-Style (pink and white) Pink should be sculpted on the nail plate body area and white on the nail free edge area. Clear acrylic/gel can be used to cap only. No Ombre fades or blended colors. No opal, glitter or shimmer. ALL nails should be finished to a high shine:  Buffer cream or oil with hand or e-file is allowed or a clear gel sealant / topcoat may be used. The hand must be completely free of any and all color polish, paints, or inks etc..
 

9.  The finished set should be smooth and even. The underside of all the nails must look the same and must be neat, clean and free of dust and debris.

10. Pro Nail’d It contestants will be judged on a 1-10 scale totaling 100 points in the following categories: |  Form Fit 5pts | Overall Acrylic Application 10pts |  Length & Shape 15pts | Surface Area 10 pts | Color 5pts | Smile lines 15pts | “C” curve 10 pts | Shine 5pts | Adherence to Rules 10pts | Overall Impression 15pts | 

 

**Briefing is scheduled after check in and will begin prior to the start of the competition and all contestants and models must be present.**

 

Entry fee is $100.00 USD 

@Least 3 competitors 

Trophy for 1st 2nd 3rd with 4th & 5th receiving recognition. 

 

Contestants Must Bring:

  • ANY and ALL implements , products, tools and supplies needed to complete the competition. 

  • Competitors must bring additional table covers, hand towels, paper towels, cushions,  and all electrical equipment needed [extensions cords,LCG lamps, lights, fans , E-files etc.] and small ziplock bag for trash 

  • Safety, Sanitation and Disinfection: Contestants will bring their own safety/ PPE supplies. (Eyewear, gloves etc.) Competitors must sanitize models hand with sanitizer at the start of competition. Once finished, contestants may signal for staff to have the model cleared for judging. At that time contestants must clear work areas of debri and trash, store and pack items sanitize the area and wait until called to be reunited with models for pictures and media.Scores will be given at a later time with final score sheets emailed from quakenailz@gmail.com after the show.


 

  • Quake Nailz Will host 2 online Onboarding sessions to go over rules and scoring. Contestants are encouraged to attend & share information and posts regarding the 2021 Texas International Beauty and Wellness Show. Please use the following hashtags in reference to the show. #texashairshow #celebrating20years #DallasExpo #Dallashairshow #texashairshows #BeautyandWellnessExpo

 

If you see something a competitor has done, that you feel is not according to the rules, you must tell us DURING THE SHOW/COMPETITION ONLY!*********

Any competitor or model found not complying with the rules before, during or until the close of the show is subject to possible disqualification and/or point deduction.Competitors must supply their own models. Models must be at least 18 years old, OR if a release is signed by the parents no younger than 14, AND one or both parent(s) are present while the minor is modeling.  Models and Pro Naild It competitors may be required to show ID if asked by Staff.  Only live models may be used.


 

To receive the link for onboarding or sample model release, email Quay Harris quakenailz@gmail.com Use ‘Classic OnBoarding’, ‘model release’ or in the subject line.  

Spooky Stilletto Competition

This is a turn in Fantasy Freestyle Art Competition in which competitors choose a Halloween related design to incorporate into their nail set. The use of ANY professional nail product, application or style is permitted . Contestants must create a Mixed Media themed display art set. The nail set must consist of 10 manufactured FULL COVERAGE tips in a Stiletto Shape designed and attached to a display board.  No model is needed.  For the 2021 Texas International Beauty and Wellness Expo the Official Pro Nail’d It Spooky Stiletto Nail Art Competition by Quake Nailz rules are as follows:

 

  1. Once entered competitors must create a mixed media full set with 10 designed manufactured nail tips. Tips must be full coverage with no well. [PressOn Tips, Apres Full Coverage Tips, No Well Tips are allowed] Do not use all one size. Tip size must vary in length as if placed on an actual hand. Must be wearable but attached to a display board made of thick cardstock, foam, foam board, cardboard etc. or any other sturdy material other than glass.

  2. Display board must be 8 x 6” in size, have a smooth finish, not rough. Should be strong and sturdy enough to support the strength of the attached designed nail tips. Board should have smooth, not frayed edges. It should look presentable as a salon nail art display and not a part of the nail design. 

  3. No decorations on the backing/board is allowed and should be one solid color or painted on solid color.  Finished height of the nail art cannot exceed more than 3 inches from the base. Do not allow tip length or nail art to overhang or exceed the size of the board. Do not use a box or board with raised edges. Jewelry boxes, gift boxes etc. are NOT allowed. Board must be flat. 

  4. Pro Nail'd It contestants must choose a design corresponding to the theme. This set can be attached with clear mounting tape, hot glue, nail glue etc.  Sets can be mailed in and postmarked by deadline.  For attendees that will be present, must be turned in at check in. 

  5. Contestants can have up to 2 entries in this category.This is an ALL OUT MIXED MEDIA FREESTYLE  any product, application style, color etc is allowed. Any and all nail art must be made from professional nail products. Any/and or all nail charms, crystals, adornments or pre-made 3d, are allowed. Mixed Media: Contestants must incorporate at least 3 different art mediums > [Example: 3D, encased & flat art. Foils, bling & textured style art. etc.] Tip color, size,shape or length does NOT matter. Your extremities are limited to time constraints, rules and show etiquette.

  6. Contestants will be judged two different ways for this competition and have two different awards for this competition. 

  • Viewers Choice Award.  Guest & Attendees vote on Favorite Set

  • Judges:  Will enter scores independently from viewers' choice. (See Below)






 

  1.  Competitors must prepare an ART BIO:  

  • Name/Business Name of Contestant

  • Title of Nail Art   

  • An interpretation of your art. You can include products & processes used. 

A typed or legible handwritten 2-5 sentence explanation needs to be completed and turned in at check in or emailed to quakenailz@gmail.com prior to show.Failure to provide this information can result in a 5 point deduction in overall score.

 

6. Pro Nail’d It Competitors will be Judged on a 1-10 scale totaling 100 points in the following areas:  Art Bio 5pts| Presentation 15pts | Adherence to theme 10pts | Visual Interest 15pts | Color & Balance 10pts | Originality & Creativity 15pts | Complexity & Workmanship 15pts | Overall Impression 15pts |







 

Entry fee is $50.00 USD 

@ Least 3 competitors 

Trophy for 1st 2nd 3rd with 4th & 5th receiving recognition.

 

  • Contestants Must Bring completed entry at Check In or

  • Mail In Entries Must Be received by postmarked deadline

  • Scores will be given at a later time with score sheets emailed from quakenailz@gmail.com after the show

  • For mail in entry to be returned submit email to quakenailz@gmail.com


 

Quake Nailz Will host 2 online Onboarding sessions to go over rules and scoring. Contestants are encouraged to attend & encouraged to share information and posts regarding the 2021 Texas International Beauty and Wellness Show. Please use the following hashtags in reference to the show. #texashairshow #celebrating20years #DallasExpo #Dallashairshow #texashairshows #BeautyandWellnessExpo

Any competitor found not complying with the rules before, during or until the close of the show is subject to possible disqualification and/or point deduction.


 

To receive the link for onboarding email: Quay Harris quakenailz@gmail.com Use ‘Stiletto OnBoarding’,  in the subject line.  

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