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JesseDavidNailDesign

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I just read an article where John Haulk anwered a writers question about the difference between a comp nail and a salon nail. He said a salon nail should be the thickness of a credit card, while a comp nail is the thickness of a piece of paper.
Would you Geeks agree with this comparison? I never know when the nail is too thin.
Thanks

PS Anyone able to post a barrell shot of their nail next to a credit card?
 

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I would say:

Comp Nail - Business Card thickness at the free-edge
Salon Nail - Credit Card thickness at the free-edge

If you look in my gallery on my website there are a few comp nails there.
 

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This is a great bit of information ,for the first time I now know what to look for when doing my nails thankyou,
Great nails Christine !!!
 

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I would not use paper as the thickness desired in a competition nail.

THIN yes but paper?? Even natural nails are not that thin.

I prefer the business card idea ... it is more realistic.
 

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Well I'm glad that nobody can see me sitting here holding up cards against my nails, most people think I'm mad as it is.:green:
Really helpful info:)
 

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comp nails are 2 days a year, it's the other days you should be concerned about
 

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Well I'm glad that nobody can see me sitting here holding up cards against my nails, most people think I'm mad as it is.:green:
Really helpful info:)
:lol: I just did the same thing, but as I've cut up all my credit cards I had to use an out of date Gala Bingo one!
 

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:lol: I just did the same thing, but as I've cut up all my credit cards I had to use an out of date Gala Bingo one!
Really made me laugh:lol::lol::lol:
 

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comp nails are 2 days a year, it's the other days you should be concerned about
I was intrested in the salon nail. I just can't say I've seen many salon nails this thin. That is why its hard to know what to go for. But thank you, I'll start sculpting much thinner!
 

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Well iv got a long way to go mine are as thick a coaster :lol:
 

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comp nails are 2 days a year, it's the other days you should be concerned about
SPOT ON CARL!!!

There has to be some strength xxxxxxxx
 

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I prefer the business and credit card too. What about tips and overlay?? How thick are the tips without the overlay??

BTW, a comp nail might be Z1, Z2, Z3 business card, a salon nail is only 'credit card' in Z1 and Z3, NOT Z2!

(oooh, it looks like it's all about sleeping!!!)
 

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I prefer the business and credit card too. What about tips and overlay?? How thick are the tips without the overlay??

BTW, a comp nail might be Z1, Z2, Z3 business card, a salon nail is only 'credit card' in Z1 and Z3, NOT Z2!

(oooh, it looks like it's all about sleeping!!!)
I agree Z2 in salon nails is always abit thicker for the stress area, thats really important!!

Paper thin tho lol, if i got my comp nails paper thin i'd be back at square 1 as i would have blende out all the white lol
 

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I prefer the business and credit card too. What about tips and overlay?? How thick are the tips without the overlay??

BTW, a comp nail might be Z1, Z2, Z3 business card, a salon nail is only 'credit card' in Z1 and Z3, NOT Z2!

(oooh, it looks like it's all about sleeping!!!)
I was wondering about that too. Do you think z2 has to be as thick as we often see. Everytime I do a rebalance when I shorten the nail to the original thisk, its so thick. I find it real hard to get it thin enough to put new white and still have some room for shaping without busting through it.
Maybe if I made the nail thinner in z2 the rebalance would go smoother for me, what do you all think?
 

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I was wondering about that too. Do you think z2 has to be as thick as we often see. Everytime I do a rebalance when I shorten the nail to the original thisk, its so thick. I find it real hard to get it thin enough to put new white and still have some room for shaping without busting through it.
Maybe if I made the nail thinner in z2 the rebalance would go smoother for me, what do you all think?
i too often have this problem! i struggle to get my rebalanced nails looking as thin as the original set.:rolleyes:
 

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i think alot has to do with the client and the nails...its nice to have a guide but isn't it just that...a guide. You couldn't use this as a must for all clients and all nails.

I have some clients that can have them nice and thin in all zones and have no problems at all...others need a much more reinforced enhancement that is thicker than others.

After time i feel i get to know the clients nails and what will work best for them...but that might not be whats best for my next client. x
 

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