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Introducing our second NailFile photographic Nail Design Challenge. Once again winners will receive a one-year free subscription to Professional Beauty & NailFile and exposure in the magazine as well as a prize from the participating sponsors. The NailFile Photographic Nail Design Challenge takes place bimonthly in every issue of NailFile, with a new exciting and fun theme, which will be announced in each. Rules & Regulations Designs must be created according to the theme stipulated in each issue. Designs must be created with the design comprising of at least 80% Gel Polish, other mediums such as gel paste and acrylic paint may be used to create line work. Rhinestones and embellishments may be used but must not dominate the design work.  This time 2D design work and techniques may be used and added. Designs must be created on a live model and can be done on either natural nails or enhancements and not on tips only.  Photographs must be of a high quality to be able to see and judge the work that has been created. The models hands, cuticles and nails must be perfectly manicured and in a good condition, PLEASE remove cuticle oil prior to taking your final photo entry. Nails must be properly and neatly shaped, with the same shape and length consistent throughout. Any length and shape may be achieved to suit the design work and theme. A combination of Gel Polish, Gel paste or polish colours may be used to create the design work, as long as it pertains to and complements the theme and look being achieved. All ten the models nails must have a gel polish creation on them, each design on each nail must be different but must compliment one another, be consistent in design and flow throughout all ten nails. Judges will be looking at and judging on the following criteria. Theme following throughout the design on all ten nails. Originality Consistency and continuity of design throughout. Neatness & Presentation Design and technical quality Use of Nail products.  Presentation & Step by Step   Designs must be the Nail stylist own original work and not copied. Please provide a brief step by step of your work, inspiration behind your design, explanation and photo’s. Photo’s must be submitted by no later than the 30 th  of April Photo’s must be emailed to nailfile@probeauty.co.za and must be clearly indicated and labelled with the name of the Nail Technician who’s work it is. Please make sure you submit good quality photo’s to be able to judge your work properly. Please make sure you email your full details, salon name and contact details along with your photograph. Winners and placements will be announced on social media and the following issue of Professional Beauty & NailFile magazine. Please note that the judge’s decision is final. Should you have any questions please kindly contact the Competition Director; Email:  sonettevr@gmail.com or call on 076 585 4191.
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