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DOES THE FILE DAMAGE THE NAILS?
NO it doesn't, but improper technique might. When the nail and acrylic has been applied properly and smoothly, minimal filing will be required, thus reducing the possibility of filing errors. You must also learn to develop a common sense approach to filing. For instance, if you've created a nail that's lumpy and you file it aggressively with a very coarse Bit, you're contributing to a shorter life span for the nail because you are traumatizing it. If you build a smooth nail, lightly shape and file it using a medium to fine Bit, you'll end up with a well-shaped natural-looking nail. The goal of any finishing technique is to do as little filing as possible. Acrylics should be sculpted into the correct shape and then refined. What ever method you choose, the idea is to do most of your work with your application brush, not your filing tools. There has been some controversy over whether the Electric File can break down acrylic. Once again, using the File correctly has proven this to be untrue. When the acrylic nail has been applied correctly and requires minimal filing to shape it, the Electric File has successfully performed many of the tasks of the hand-held file on millions of sets of nails all over the world.

WHAT PURPOSE DO ELECTRIC FILES SERVE?
Properly used, electric files can save time required for services which will increase your income.
Using an electric file can also help prolong the working life of a technician behind the nail table by reducing fatigue and wear and tear on the wrist and arm.

ELECTRIC FILES CAN BE USED TO:
Refine, shorten, shape, maintain the underside of the nail, finish buff and shine natural and artificial nail enhancement products.

AN INVESTED INDUSTRY

  • Electric file manufacturers continuously invest time and resources in research and development in order to improve the tools available to the professional nail technician.
  • By expanding the educational programs available to technicians using electric files, the quality of work in salons will improve.
  • Properly using machines specifically designed for use in nail services provides a higher level of safety to the consumer.
  • Through distribution in professional beauty suppliers, nail technicians have greater access to a wider selection of machines and professional products.

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