A nail file consisting of a strip of cardboard or wood with a coating of powdered emery (an abrasive). Originally invented by Flowery Beauty Company in 1910.
May 1, 1991
Simply the one item you cannot do without, the file is the work horse of the nail salon. There is no nail service that you don’t use if for. It is probably your least expensive tool and it’s very likely the tool every one of your clients has at home. But as nail care has become more complicated and more sophisticated, so too even the simplest of implements.