January 1, 2002
If you’re a nail technician in California, you’d better dispose of your nail files after using them on your clients, even if the file manufacturer claims they can be disinfected.
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?
August 1, 2001
Do you disinfect your hand and foot files before using them on clients? New regulations in California may cause you to think twice before reusing them. Make sure you’re up to date on the dos and don’ts of proper nail file disinfection.
August 1, 1997
From functional to just plain fun, nail files come in hundreds of styles. Most are a matter of personal preference, but there have been some advancements that can make your work faster and easier:
April 1, 1997
Sanitizable files are becoming a tool of choice in many salons. How do they stack up against their more temporary counterparts?
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.
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.
November 1, 1985
April 1, 1984
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Cinderella-Inspired Nail Art21 photos
Hannah Lee has been an editor on NAILS Magazine since 1999, and executive editor since 2005. She oversees the entire editorial production of the...
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