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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  

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  

Make a Little Change

July 1, 2008  | Article

Mix it up and try some bold, new colors for a change! Yes, polish can be changed easily and often, but changing colored acrylics can be done quickly and easily too.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   drill bits   electric filing techniques   French twists  

Gel Fills by the Numbers

March 1, 2008  | Demo

It’s been a couple of weeks since your client left the salon with a shiny new set of gel enhancements. Her busy fingers have washed dishes, made beds, surfed the Internet, and clicked the seatbelt, leaving her in need of your professional services to bring them back to their original beauty and balance. Embrace the ease and forgiveness of gel with this basic gel fill routine.

Keywords: electric filing techniques   enhancements   fills   gels   nail prep  

Vicki Peters Demonstrates the VP Safety Bit

March 1, 2008  | Demo

Vicki Peters has redesigned the popular VP Safety bit for full nail contouring and cuticle work.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques   Vicki Peters  

Reverse Application Step-by-Step

January 1, 2008  | Demo

Reduce your time doing colored acrylic fills by using this "Reverse Application" method.

Keywords: backfills   colored acrylics   electric filing techniques   fills   learning new techniques  

The Electric File Is Our Friend

October 1, 2007  | Article

It’s hard to overcome a history of adversity, but today’s electric files have come a long way, baby. With some patience and practice, techs can get a lot of help from this handy tool.

Keywords: carbide bits   electric files   electric filing techniques  

The Electric File Is Our Friend

October 1, 2007  | Article

It’s hard to overcome a history of adversity, but today’s electric files have come a long way, baby. With some patience and practice, techs can get a lot of help from this handy tool.

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

Reassuring Clients About Using An E File

May 1, 2007  | Article

My teaching has taken me all over the world, most recently to Amsterdam to teach electric filing techniques. I was asked a question that is quite universal, “How do I reassure my clients that my electric filing is safe?”

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques  

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