Have Fun and Win!


Compete in the upgraded 2019 Canadian Nail Cup with new categories, engaging agenda and better prizes!


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Improved Categories

With new and improved categories every nail technician is guaranteed to find a category she or he will love.

If you are a sculpting maestro, show your talent in one of the sculpting competitions. If you are an artist who creates masterpieces with every designs compete in one of our nail art categories. Those who prefer practical, yet elegant salon style designs - there's a category for you as well!


Proudly sponsored by

Next Canadian Nail Cup

Hosted at:
Esthetique Spa International

Date:
April 28, 29 2019

Address:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

Registration

Register now and don't miss the discounted prices!

All categories have 2 experience levels - Nail Technician and Educator. Educator category applies to those who are active independent Educators or active Educators with any nail brand.

Salon Shape

Compete on your sculpting knowledge in this Salon Shape category featuring prizes up to $250 in value, custom cups and medals! Participants will sculpt 5 oval shape nails (around 7mm long free edge) on a model using gel products of their choice.

Date: April 28, 2019

Participation Fee: $20

Duration 1.5hrs

Time: TBA

Prizes: Prizes up to $250 in value, cups and medals.

Class Kit: Bring any of your own products. Forms and red Gel Paint will be available

Space: Limited

Difficulty Categories: Nail Technician or Educator

Competition Rules: Participants must bring their own models. Participants responsible for the items to be used, please refer to the list at the end of the page.

Product Rules: Any gel system may be used and any builder gel may be used (opaqueness does not matter). Nails must be covered with a red Gel Paint and a top gel.


Gel Paint Masterpiece

Showcase your design talent in this FREE category featuring prizes up to $150 in value, custom cups and medals! Revolutionary category that is extremely easy to participate in, no matter what your level is!

Participants will be given an example of the design that they are encouraged to recreate on 5 plastic tips and provided all the Gel Paints that they need.

Date: April 28, 2019

Participation Fee: FREE

Duration: 1 hour

Prizes: Prizes up to $150 in value, cups and medals.

Class Kit: Gel Paints provided for FREE by Magic Gel System

Space: Limited

Difficulty Categories: Nail Technician or Educator

Competition Rules: Recreate provided design as best as you can. Please refer to the end of the page for the list of items to bring.

Product Rules: Provided Gel Paints and top gel must be used.


Painted French

Showcase your talent in Painted French category featuring prizes up to $200 in value, custom cups and medals! Painted French designs offer better versatility and speed, making them new favorites of the salon world. Participants can use any gel system of their choice.

Date: April 29, 2019

Participation Fee: $15

Time: TBA

Duration: $1.5 hours

Prizes: Prizes up to $200 in value, cups and medals.

Class Kit: Bring any of your own products. Forms and red Gel Paint will be available

Space: Limited

Difficulty Categories: Nail Technician or Educator

Competition Rules: Participants must bring their own models. Participants responsible for the items to be used, please refer to the list at the end of the page.

Product Rules: Any gel system may be used and the French look must be achieved with white gel paint and opaque/camouflage gel. Square shape only.


Mixed Media - Crowd Judged

Win the hearts of the crows in this fun category featuring prizes up to $200 in value, custom cups and medals! Create a stunning design with any Gel Products and embellishments and send it in for display at the ESI show in Toronto.

Accepting participants from all over Canada.

Theme: Instagram Celebrity

Deadline: April 20, 2019

Participation Fee: $15

Prizes: Prizes up to $200 in value, cups and medals.

Difficulty Categories: Nail Technician or Educator

Competition Rules: Completed on 5 tips with brief description of the design (will be showcased)

Product Rules: Only UV and/or LED gels (including 3D and 4D) and water colour can be used. No liquid and powder acrylics or dipping system allowed. Detailed information at the end of the page.

Detailed Rules

Learn all the details and come prepared!

General Rules
- Contestants and models may not leave the competition area during the competition.
- All participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the competition for briefing
- Models may not leave the competition area until all judges have judged them
- No e-files allowed
- Models are not allowed to wear any identifiable jewelry or garments with logos or advertising
- There’s no minimum people per category for that category to take place
- Models with any contagious skin or nail conditions will under no circumstances be allowed to participate
- Contestants may not touch their models until the start of the competition. Files and buffers must be new and unused for all categories
Items to Bring and Model Rules
Participants are responsible for bringing their own tools and products, unless otherwise stated (i.e. Gel paint Masterpiece category will have Gel Paints provided).

- Gels
- Brushes
- Forms
- Implements
- Files and buffers
- UV/LED lamp
- Table lamp
- Wipes
- Cleanser
- Form scissors

All sculpting categories require participants to bring models. Below are model rules.

- No products on nails
- Short free edge
- Any skin cuts / sore spots prior must be reported to judges
- One model can be used for multiple categories (i.e. one had for one category and another hand for second category).

It is advisable to find 2 models and hold one on stand by in case your main model cancels the last minute.
Sculpting Categories Rules
- Ideal nail thickness: thickness of a credit card
- Forms can not be precut
- Any Gel System can be used for sculpting competitions
- Free edge length: ~7 mm
Mixed Media - Crowd Judged Rules
- Only UV and/or LED gels (including 3D and 4D) and water colour can be used
- Theme: Instagram Celebrity
- No liquid and powder acrylics or dipping system allowed
- Design must be created on 5 tips (allowed nail tip length 1 in - 2.5 in)
- Design can’t be higher than 1/4 inch
- Designs must be within the width of the nail tip (i.e. can not extend past it)
- No printed images or stamping elements can be used
- Embellishments not more than 5%
- Description of all products used, short explanation of the design must accompany each design for the crowd to see - Tips must be attached on a sturdy black tray/base
- Please send your work with Canada Post to PO Box 48582 Longbranch Toronto ON M8W 4Y6

Questions? Contact Us!

Phone: 1-833-NAIL CUP
EMAIL: info@canadiannailcup.ca