Baby boomer

Competition rules

  1. For this competition, the competitor has a table and two chairs. He mustbring your manicure equipment, table lamp, multiplug extension cordif it must connect several devices, and all the products necessary for therealization of the test.
  2. In addition to these race-specific rules, the competitor mustcomply with the provisions of the General Regulations.
  3. The time allowed is 2 hours (120 minutes).
  4. The competition is held on one hand only.
  5. The Babyboomer test consists in creating a shaded effect with a gradientfrom colour to the free white edge.
  6. The use of gel and acrylic is allowed.
  7. The use of a sander is permitted (authorized oil).
  8. All shades of white, clear and transparent pink are allowed.Products with a pearl or glittering effect are allowed.
  9. Length: these are salon style nails. No excessive length(in accordance with customer practice)
  10. Shape: rounded square, ballerina, oval and oval shapes are allowed.almond. All pinch tools are allowed.
  11. Construction: capsules and templates are allowed.
  12. Stencils: Competitors have the right to use metal supportsfor templates, which can be fixed before the competition. The competitorshave the right to cut the shapes before the competition.
  13. Capsules: the capsules must be natural or transparent (capsulesNOT FORBIDDEN white). Capsules can be prepared before thecompetition but NOT APPLIED TO MODEL NOSELS.
  14. Finishing: a product must be applied to create gloss.
  15. The use of oil is permitted. Water and soap can be used at the end of thework.
  16. Competitors ARE ALLOWED to pre-size or cut the forms prior to the competition.
    Doubling the form is allowed.
    Metal supports are allowed and can be added to the form prior to the competition


  • The score is 1 point per nail maximum (1/2 points allowed).
  • Each nail is judged separately.
  • 1 point is awarded if the nail meets all the criteria.
  • ½ point is awarded if the nail meets 2 criteria.


  • The outer contour of the nail shape must be completely symmetrical.
  • The surface of the nail must not be imperfect or appear to be imperfect irregular.
  • The judge will examine the nail by looking at the nail head and check zone 3 and from a perspective on the back side, he'll check area 2.
  • The convex or nail surface must be symmetrically curved in the entire nail until it reaches zone 1.
  • The nail can earn a ½ point for each correct area


  • The inner contour of the free edge must be completely symmetrical and concentric.
  • The concave of the nail should look like the inside of a tunnel while along the free edge that is visible to the eye or until the stick of the Ccurve touches the tip of the finger on the underside.
  • The concave must represent symmetry and be concentric. The nail can earn one ½ point for each correct zone.

Arch and Apex

  • The high point (apex) of the arch should not be too apparent.
  • There should be a subtle and progressive slope that is located in such a way constant in the second area of each nail.
  • The whole arch, including the apex, should not be too apparent or appear too much. flat.
  • The arch should not be located too far forward or backward when you look at it the entire nail from a profile point of view.
  • The nail can earn a ½ point for each of these two criteria which are necessary.

Side extension - side view

  • The free edge must follow the natural line of the nail (the parallels).
  • The extensions must be symmetrical.
  • Parallels must not descend or be filed to rise relative to the lateral folds of the natural nail.
  • It is possible to win ½ point by point.


  • It is possible to earn ½ point for each criterion.
  • The C-Curve must be at least 40% of a circle and maximum 50% of a circle.
  • Each C-curve must be concentric.

Uniformity of nail shape

  • Each nail must be similar to the others in shape and style to deserve ½ point.
  • The shape of the nail viewed from the front must be straight and aligned with the nail. natural (and not finger) to deserve ½ point.


  • Length is measured from the center of the proximal fold to the top of the edge free.
  • The index, middle finger and ring finger must be of the same length (0, 2 or 3 points)
  • The thumb and little finger must be the same length (0 or 2 points)

Stencils and capsules

  • Stencils: The application must be free of any "holes" or dents at the point of breakage (1/2 point for each side that is free of defects)
  • The capsules must be cut to perfectly fit the nail (no lateral demarcation).
  • The capsules must be perfectly placed.
  • There must be no space between the capsule and the natural nail.
  • ½ point will be earned per side if the capsule is correctly applied.

Thickness of the free edge

  • The free edge must not measure more than 1.5 mm up to the natural nail (take measurement with a scaler from the centre of zone 3, carried out by the
  • The judge will take 3 measurement points to check the perfect lateral symmetry of the nail in its width.
  • 1/2 point is assigned for each criterion.

Side edges

  • The nail plate must be covered in such a way as to create perfect continuity.
  • The free edge may begin to fray after the distal folds and nail plate.
  • The nail must be uniform on both sides. There should be no "peaks" or "ridges".
  • The sides of the extensions must be smooth and clean to the surface. touch.
  • ½ point will be awarded for each side meeting the required criteria.

The underside of the nail

  • There must be no dust, water, glue, excess oil below
  • The application of the products must be clean (no unsightly packages or each nail with its own appearance will earn ½ point.

Surface area

  • The nail must be perfectly smooth to the touch and to the eye (caution: no trace of
  • In case of a small mark that is difficult to see and not palpable, the judge may grant ½ period.


  • A top coat or finishing gel will be applied to obtain maximum shine.
  • The finishes must be catalyzed in such a way that no dull areas are left.
  • The tops coats and finishing gels must be applied over the entire nail surface to earn ½ point.
  • The finish must include a visible shine effect to gain ½ point.

Shaded - degraded

  • The gradient must be progressive. No demarcation line must be visible.
  • No "bubbles" or "holes" should appear on the surface.
  • ½ point could be granted if the imperfections are considered minimal.


  • The skin surrounding the nail must not appear irritated, cut or irritated.
  • There must be no palpable roughness between the plate and the product at the
  • The product must be applied up to the proximal fold without leave a visible demarcation line to the touch.
  • The product must not be filed excessively.