Nail files use abrasives in various grits to roughen, shape, polish, or remove the surface of artificial and natural nails.  The nail file may be made of material that is porous (single use, non-reusable) or non-porous (sanitizable, reusable).

Foot files are typically used to smooth out rough calluses and get rid of dry, flaky dead skin on the bottom of feet.


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Required Reading

Files Come Under Fire

November 1, 2001

Nail files are being closely scrutinized in California, and manufacturers and nail technicians are crying foul. Is the state’s regulating agency being fair in its seemingly sudden crackdown on proper file disinfection?

Filling with Finesse

October 1, 1997

Shave Time From Services With A Good Filing System

March 1, 1996

You can’t beat a good filing system for helping you to make consistently great nails in less time. The first step is to develop one that works best for the way you work.

Can’t Choose One File?

July 1, 1994

Files are more specialized, offer the technician more features, and come in a greater variety of shapes, colours, and sizes than ever before.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Files (Now you don’t have to ask.)

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.

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