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
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
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
- Properly using machines specifically designed for use
in nail services provides a higher level of safety to the
- Through distribution in professional beauty suppliers,
nail technicians have greater access to a wider selection
of machines and professional products.
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