E-Files

Electric Filing Techniques: Prepping for a Full Set

Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application.

Getting the nails ready for a full set is one of the most important steps in artificial nail application. Doing a proper prep ensures the nails will adhere longer and prevents the possibility of any product lifting.

Type of bit to use: Either a fine sanding band, medium to fine diamond, or a coarse silicone

1.  Push back the cuticles so the bit doesn’t grab onto the skin.

 

2.  Using a speed of 2,000 RPM, hold the bit flat against the nail. Using minimal pressure, go over the entire surface from left to right and back again, making sure you have not left any part of the nail untouched. Always lift the bit off the nail after a few strokes so that heat doesn’t build up.

3.  Do not angle the bit on the nail. Come up on the cuticle to remove any dead excess skin.

 

4.  Adjust the client’s hand to fit your needs. Do not attempt to maneuver the electric file around the client’s nails.



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