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How To Fit Your Nail Form Perfectly (for Many Nail Shapes)

July 21, 2016  | Video

Luciana McGee shows how she fits a form to create the perfect nail shape.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   forms   nail forms   stiletto nails  

Just Say No to Capping Gels!

June 24, 2016  | Video

Amy Becker shows how to prevent hard gel from separating from the natural nail without capping the edge. "Capping your gels makes the edge of the nail look bubbled. When you file a gel nail after the sealant and do this technique I demonstrate, you will have a very natural looking nail and less separation," she says.

Keywords: Amy Becker   electric files   electric filing techniques   gels   nail separation  

Cutting Out a Smile Line with Hard Gels Using an E-file

June 16, 2016  | Video

Amy Becker Periscopes how to cut out a smile line in gels using Masterworks by Amy Becker sanding bands. "Sanding bands are the coolest bit to cut out smile lines on hard gels. They cut out a sharper smile line than a carbide on hard gels!" She also shares other tricks to help speed the process and create a better smile line.

Keywords: Amy Becker   drill bits   e-files   electric files   electric filing techniques  

An Efficient Way to Remove Colored Gel-Polish from Hard Gels

June 16, 2016  | Video

In this Periscope video, Amy Becker shares her time saving tips and tricks for removing colored gel-polish off of hard gels.

Keywords: Amy Becker   electric files   electric filing techniques   gels  

How To: E-File Bits for Product Removals

May 17, 2016  | Video

Suzie Moskal removes gel from acrylic nails, and shows what e-file bits she likes to use for product removals.

Keywords: acrylic removal   drill bits   e-files   electric files   electric filing techniques  

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   drill bits   electric filing techniques   implements   manicure tables  

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  

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