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How To Create Winning Competition Nails
Get ahead in nail competitions and transfer those same skills to your salon work! Nailpro Competitions Judge Carla Collier explains step by step how to create winning competition nails – read on to learn her secrets!
Competition nails are very different than what we do at our workstation. With competition nails, every aspect is more detailed. In the salon, we may leave a smile line that is not so sharp and move on to the pink, but in competition it must be perfect. In the salon, red polish can be touched up if some creeps into the cuticle, but this can be a fatal error in competition. In competition, every nail must be identical, consistent and exactly the same length—this step alone can give you an easy 10 points. By now, you’re probably wondering, “How can I ever make a set look that perfect?” The answer is practice—nothing more, nothing less. Are you up to the challenge? See the steps to creating perfect competition nails you can submit to The Glossies. »