June 1, 2007
Choosing new bits can be such a confusing and overwhelming decision when first starting out because we have so many choices.
Become a nail-service superhero with super-human abilities when you master these 16 uses for your electric file. They’ll help you battle fatigue, decrease service time, and create crazy nail art.
May 1, 2007
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?”
April 1, 2007
There is a specific protocol in cleaning your electric file bits so you can offer a sanitary nail service when using your electric file. You should treat your bits the same as your metal implements and adopt the same procedures for sanitation and disinfection.
March 1, 2007
For the novice tech, learning how to use an electric file safely takes practice. Here are a few pointers on balancing the electric file so you can become more comfortable and confident about adding electric filing to your services.
June 1, 2006
Electric nail file machines come in all shapes and sizes (not to mention colors and maximum RPM). With all these options, the possibilities can be overwhelming. To help you find your ideal file, we've rounded up a variety of machines and highlighted specifications of interest: from ergonomic handpieces to volt-change capabilities to battery operation.
March 1, 2006
Do you have a cheat sheet for the specific use of each drill bit? One of my clients asks what every bit is for every time shee comes in.
June 1, 2005
Some questions get asked and answered again and again. Electric files, what with all the controversy they can kick up, are a source of perpetual wonder. We wrangled manufacturers of electric files and bits and got them to share the answers to the questions they hear most.
April 1, 2005
Kupa has created a bit that makes backfills easier and faster.
March 3, 2005
The Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure has cracked down on two schools for issuing fraudulent electric file certificates in violation of Rule 9 of the office’s rules and regulations.
February 1, 2004
An electric file can be used in a variety of services — provided you know how to use it properly. Use this guide to help you master techniques and improve your use and knowledge of this handy tool.
February 1, 2003
Safety, how to go about purchasing an electric file, and other helpful tips are important things to keep in mind when it comes to drills. Not only will you be up to date, it’ll also assure clients you’re giving them the best service possible.
February 1, 2003
An electric file is the perfect tool to use on a nail when you’re trying to achieve a smooth, finished look.
Doing a backfill with an electric file can help you achieve faster and more accurate results.
As long as it’s done properly and with the right tools, an electric file on the natural nail can be just as safe as a regular nail file.
Backstage at NYFW Spring/Summer 2015133 photos
One-Hue Muse19 photos
A business structure that is common in the professional salon industry, booth rental is essentially a landlord-tenant arrangement between salon profes...
Featured Products & Promotions | Advertisement
How big is the U.S. nail business? $7.3 billion. What's the average service price for a manicure? Dig into our decades' deep research archives.
The U.S. Vietnamese salon industry represents more than half of all salons. VietSALON serves this market with a bi-monthly Vietnamese language print magazine and a community-oriented website.
Get a free preview issue and a Free Gift