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Dare to Wear Stiletto Nails

If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.

If your clients are afraid of this pointy shape, offer up this advice from nail techs who do their best to ensure that beauty doesn’t have to equal pain.

“Hand file the tips of stilettos to make them smooth. If a client thinks the nails are too sharp after she leaves, tell her to rub the tips on a pair of jeans to wear them down.” Rhiannon Miles, Nail Envy by Rhiannon, Chandler, Ariz.

“Start out shorter and more almond shaped, and with each fill get longer and slimmer.” Kimber Thompson, The Rose Salon, Gillette, Wyo.

“I teach my clients to use the sides of their fingertips to put in contact lenses, and use tools (not their fingers) to open up things." Socorro “Suki” Leyvas, Metropolis Salon and Spa, Visalia, Calif.

“I use a strong piece of string to open soda cans, tweezers to remove the safety straps off milk jugs, a pencil for texting, and other people to do things that I can’t find tools for.” Tiffany Osborne, via www.facebook.com/nailsmag

“Get used to packing your handbag with helpful tools such as a tiny screwdriver and a pen or pencil.” Lisa Barclay, Beautiful Nailz, Hillbank, South Australia

“As for dropping cards or loose change, I ask someone I’m with or who’s around for help. I’m not ashamed to ask; it’s worked great for advertising.” Chelsea Devine, Divine Creations, Sparks, Nev.



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