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Coffin/Ballerina Shaped Nails

June 25, 2015  | Video

Suzie Moskal demonstrates how to create coffin or ballerina-shaped nails. "There are some great tips in this video, including the best way to hold the client's hand when working on their nails," says Moskal.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   filing techniques   nail shapes   Suzie Moskal  

How to Use Carbide Bits from Kupa's 10-Piece Bit Kit

May 13, 2015  | Video

Kupa master educator Ann Chang demonstrates how to use each of the bits included in Kupa's K-Star 10-Piece Bit Kit.

Keywords: carbide bits   drill bits   e-files   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Filing 8 Nail Shapes (combined)

August 15, 2014  | Video

Here's our guide of filing nail shapes, combined. View each nail shape video separately with our playlist:

Nail Shapes, in this order:

0:03 - Stiletto Nail

1:38 - Lipstick Nail

3:07 - Coffin Nail

4:27 - Almond Nail

5:29 - Square Nail

7:02 - Squoval Nail

7:37 - Oval Nail

8:37 - Round Nail

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   nail shapes  

Gel Fill with Designs

November 25, 2013  | Video

Akzentz educator Gina Silvestro shows a 45-minute gel fill using Akzentz Classic UV gel and Luxio gel polish, finished with Akzentz Shine-On no wipe top gloss. This is an advanced fill with no finish filing and no hand filing, it is completely done using an E-file with time-saving techniques. Note: If you are not trained and/or certified to use an e-file you can use a hand file instead.

Keywords: advanced nail art   Akzentz   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   fills  

Erica's E-File Pedicure Service

June 14, 2013  | Demo

Keywords: add-on services   electric files   electric filing techniques   Erica's Advanced Technical Abrasives   feet  

Troubleshooter: Removing Gel-Polish with Safety Bit

February 27, 2013  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Young Nails educator Tracey Reierson shows how to remove gel-polish using a safety bit, a bit designed with a smooth bald top to prevent nail techs from cutting their clients during the removal or refinement of enhancements.

Keywords: drill bits   electric file safety   electric files   electric filing techniques   gels  

Rings of Fire

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Painful grooves in the nail from improper drill use or over-filing by hand.

Keywords: drill bits   electric file safety   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Get a [More Ergonomic] Grip

June 27, 2012  | Article

According to Young Nails’ Greg Salo, the most ergonomic way to do this is with an over-grip.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   ergonomics  

Let's Hear It for the Lefties

May 23, 2012  | Article

Whether you’re a left-handed tech yourself, have one as a coworker, or simply want to see nails from a different perspective, you can benefit from learning about how south paw nail techs adapt their set-ups to stay in their right minds and in the right career path for them.  

Keywords: Antoine de Paris   Design X Mfg.   drill bits   electric filing techniques   implements  

13 Helpful Tips for E-file Users

April 18, 2011  | Article

There are so many things you can do with your e-file, from getting nails to the perfect length and shape to backfill trenching and even a little callus filing. Nail techs share their most common e-file maneuvers.

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques  

E-Filing Dos and Don'ts

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

When it comes to electric-filing, there are many ways to incorrectly apply a bit and do damage to nail plates. But with a little care, and a lot of practice, an efile can become a tech’s best friend.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Bob's Your Uncle -- It's Robert Munkel

August 1, 2010  | Article

E-filing expert and educator Robert Munkel has been doing nails for 20 years, and he has been honing his skills on the e-file ever since a shoulder injury 12 years ago left him unable to perform hand-filing motions. "I hurt my shoulder pretty badly, and I had to switch to e-filing because my shoulder just couldn’t hold up to hand filing. I was even worried I’d have to stop doing nails, but I got really good at using the e-file, and pretty soon I was making sets even faster than before."

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   Medicool  

The Lammers Method

July 1, 2009  | Demo

This method for backfilling pink-and-white enhancements takes only a few seconds to learn, but it can save minutes on your service times and give you beautiful, laser-crisp smile lines. Lammers says once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll wonder why you did it any other way.

Keywords: backfills   electric filing techniques   fills   Lynn Lammers   pink-and-whites  

E-file Extraordinaire

June 1, 2009  | Demo

Step-by-steps for doing a backfill, smoothing calluses, surface shaping, and natural nail work. Plus, e-file tips and tricks.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques   files   learning new techniques  

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