Bronner Bros welcomes Nailpro to the International Beauty Show in Atlanta, Georgia. As the countries leading Nail Mogul of the industry,  Nailpro is prepared to take this competition to another level. We invite all talented Professional nail technicians to register to their creativity in our new Nailpro: Salon Success Competition. This competition challenges technicians to use their technical training and focus to stay within strict time confines and competition requirements. Judging criteria is listed below.

And on the SAME STAGE at the SAME TIME will be the Nailpro: Fantasy Nail Art Competition. All professional Nail technicians are invited to register for this one handed, timed, Salon Success competition. Take your skills to another level by showcasing your skills on the Bronner Bros. Main Stage.

If you competed in a nail competition and won first place, then you must enter in the “Veteran Division” nail competition. All other competitors must enter in the “Novice Division” nail competition. After you register, please review the nail competition rules and judging criteria.

Competitor Registration Fee: $75
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 11:30am – 5:40pm
Location: Georgia World Congress Center Hall C – Main Stage (Split Stage).  


1st PLACE:

  • $500

  • A trophy from Bronner Brothers®

  • Photos featured on

  • Admission to Bronner Bros. Beauty Show August 2020 (VIP)

  • Photos featured in the Bronner Bros Show digest August 2020

2nd PLACE:

  • $250

  • A trophy from Bronner Brothers®

  • Photos featured on

  • Admission to Bronner Bros. Beauty Show August 2020 (3 day/2 night)

3rd PLACE:

  • $150

  • A trophy from Bronner Brothers®

  • Photos featured on (3 day 2/ night)

  • Admission to Bronner Bros. Beauty Show August 2020 (3 day/2 night)


The fee for this competition is $75.00 (You still must pay for admission to the show separately). 

For questions, please contact us at We will contact you within 48 hours.

THE COMPETITORS MODEL will be given complimentary entrance to the Bronner Bros. Exhibit Hall Floor on the day of their competition ONLY! The competitor must purchase a  standard pass into the exhibit floor (example: VIP, 3 day combination, or a 1 day).

Please be ON TIME!!!


REGISTRATION ENDS Thursday, February 6, 2019


Sunday, February 9, 2019

Location: Competition Headquarters

Building C

Date: February 9, 2020

Check-In Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm (Registration, Stage/Procedures Guidelines, Rules and Regulations, Q&A)

Prep Time: 1:30pm – 3:45pm

Start Time: 4:00pm

Competition Time : 100 minutes

Judging Time: Intermittent Judging

End Time: 5:40pm


  1. You MUST bring two forms of ID to registration that day to show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card with your name on it). 

  2. Bring all the required material to the check in desk.

  3. Proof that the model is at least 18 years of age. If the age of the model is questioned and proper ID is not available, the model cannot be used

  4. Your License or proof online of your active status.

  5. The QR codes sent to you via email or Text with your proof of purchases for:

    1. Admissions (1 day pass, 3 day/2 night pass, or VIP pass)

    2. Competition Fee payment of $75

  6. Each competitor must purchase their entry onto the exhibit floor separately from the competition

      fee. However, your model will receive complimentary day pass for the exhibit floor to participate in the       competition.

  1. Competitors may enter one model per fee. Upon checking in, the entry hand to be designed must be free from products, natural nails only.

  2. Children under 12 are NOT allowed on the Exhibit floor, backstage or in the area for this competition. Click here for our DAYCAREoptions.

  3. ALL COMPETITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS!! Bronner Brothers is not responsible for theft or lost items left on the stage after the competition. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please see the specified site for Lost and Found in the Georgia World Congress Center.

  4. All models are welcomed to participate. All races, nationalities, creeds, and colors will ignite the multicultural look of the industry. Competitors must find and provide their own model.

  5. No additional persons are allowed in the prep room. Only Model and Competitor will be allowed in the Prep room during the briefing and pre-judging time. There will be an area around Main Stage for viewing during the competition.

  6. Current Bronner Brothers employees, platform artists, and educators cannot compete in this competition. A minimum of 2 year of non-association with the company is required to qualify.

  7. There may be heavy traffic or major detours near the Georgia World Congress Center. Please use your time wisely and plan your route to the facility ahead of time.

  8. All Participants (contestants and models) must sign a model release form. Failure to complete this form before arriving downtown may significantly delay your check-in process as you WILL NOT be allowed entry into the competition headquarters until these forms are received electronically.

  9. AFTER WINNING THE COMPETITION, the contestant agrees to abide by the final decision of the judges.

  10. All winners my report to the Competition Headquarters to complete all paperwork to receive payment of awards and prizes. If this paperwork is incomplete, you may significantly delay or in some cases forfeit your payment in full if you place or win the competition.

  11. Bronner Brothers and the Sponsors reserve the right to cancel the competition of a minimum number of competitors is not met. This competition requires 15 registered competitors for the competition to take place.

General Competition Rules

Property of Nailpro World Nail Competitions 2020 Creative Age Publications. All rules including judging criteria are NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED. UNLESS WRITTEN APPROVAL IS GIVEN FROM NAILPRO COMPETITION DIRECTOR ONLY! All Nailpro Competition rules are copyrighted, and all rights reserved.

  1. Competitors will have 1.5 hours to complete a set of salon-style nail extensions using cover or clear pink on nail plate and white as the free edge. You must use either flat, paper or metal forms or tips.
  2. Salon Style — the standard of perfection for the Salon Success competition; a set of nail enhancements that have:
    • A more durable, wearable look
    • A shape that ranges from extreme square to extreme oval (stiletto)
    • A 2 to 1 ratio of nail bed (pink) to free edge (white), measured from the center of the smile line;
    • Product thinly applied near the cuticle area, reinforced at the stress area, and tapered through the free edge so it is equal to approximately the thinness of a credit card.
  3. White tips are NOT allowed (clear or natural tips only).
  4. Competitors must use professional products. Enhancement products containing glitter are NOT allowed.
  5. Embellishment(s) may NOT be used.
  6. The model’s natural nails may be prepared for product application before the competition starts, but product may NOT be applied until the competition starts.
  7. No colored or clear products of any type may be applied to tips prior to attaching them to the natural nail.
  8. Only unaltered clear adhesives (gel-type, brush-on, tubes, etc.) may be used to attach tips to the nail. No plastic type molds of any kind may be used to form the sculptured nail.
  9. All enhancement products must be applied after tips and or forms are applied to natural nails.
  10. No products, such as inverted tips or any “cookie cutter” products may be used to form or assist in making a smile line. White gel paint or white gel polish is not allowed.
  11. Electric files may be used. All files and buffers must be clean and unused.
  12. Cleansing products (soaps, etc.) and moisturizing products (oils, creams, lotions, etc.) are allowed. Excessive use of oil is not permitted. It will be at the judge’s discretion to deduct points for excess oil.
  13. The nail enhancements on one hand (competitor’s choice) must be polished with RED cream polish or if using gel, a gel polish may be used. Gel contestants may use RED polish. Base coat and topcoat are allowed.
  14. The nail enhancements on the unpolished hand must be Salon-Style (Pink and White ONLY), finished to a high shine. A gel sealant may be used.
  15. The underside of both hands must look the same.
  16. Salon Success will be judged in the following categories: smile lines, “C” curves, cuticle area, shape, product control, surface structure, presentation, lateral structure, length, polish or color application, finish work, and overall impression.

Salon Success Judging Criteria

Smile Lines – 10 Points

  • the smile lines are crisp (definition between PINK and WHITE)

  • the smile lines are symmetrical and consistent (even points and equal curvature)

  • the smile lines have no shadows

“C” curves – 10 Points

  • the curvature of the nail enhancements is symmetrical and consistent

  • the depth of curvature is a range between 33.33 and 40%

  • the percent of curvature enhances the model’s nails

  • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, consideration will be given for the apparent lack of curvature at the distal edge

Cuticle Area – 5 Points

  • the product is flush to the natural nails and close to the cuticles

  • the model’s skin at the cuticle area is in excellent condition (free from abrasions)

  • the cuticle area is as shiny as the rest of the nail 

Shape – 10 Points

  • the shape is symmetrical and consistent individually

  • the shape is symmetrical and consistent together as a set

  • the shape works on the model’s hands 

Product Control – 10 Points

  • the product is completely free of air bubbles and pits

  • the color of the product is consistent

  • the skin is free from all enhancement products

Surface Structure – 10 Points

  • the top surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

  • the bottom surfaces of the nail enhancements are smooth and perfectly contoured

Presentation – 5 Points

  • this entry was presented neat and clean

  • the underside of both hands are free from all product debris

  • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

Lateral Structure – 10 Points

  • the nail enhancements align perfectly with the sides of the natural nails

  • if nail enhancements are oval in shape, the point at which the oval begins is consistent

  • the arch of the nail enhancements is consistently located

Length – 10 Points

  • the length, measured from cuticle to the end of the extension, is consistent between matching nails (pinkie to pinkie, etc.) and in proportion to each other

  • the length is suitable for salon style nail enhancements – a suggested range 2 to 1 ratio of nail bed to free edge is ideal – provided the length looks balanced on models’ hand

  • the length looks balanced to the models’ hand and nail beds

Polish or Color Application – 5 Points – One Hand

  • the polish completely covers the nails (close to the cuticle and covers all edges)

  • the application is smooth, even and clean

Finish Work – 5 Points – One Hand

  • the entire surface of the nail enhancement is smooth and very shiny (absent of scratches)

  • the edges of the nails are smooth and finished

  • the nails are thoroughly clean (absent of dust)

Overall Impression – 10 Points

  • the nails complement the model’s hands

  • the thinness is suitable for salon-style nail enhancements

Scoring Guide 2 Hands

10 = Flawless
9 = Almost  Flawless
8 = Very Good
7 = Good
6 = Above Average
5 = Average
4 = Below Average
3 = Poor
2 = Very Poor
1 = Unacceptable

Scoring Guide 1 Hand

5 = Flawless
4 = Very Good
3 = Average
2 = Below Average
1 = Very Poor