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Acrylic Application: Learn to Sculpt with Your Brush

Learn how to angle your brush when applying liquid-and-powder product so there is minimal need for filing.

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How to Use Kupa's Cordless Rechargeable E-File and Bluetooth Foot Pedal

NTNA season 5 winner Valerie Ducharme shows how to use Kupa's newest electric file, the MANIPro Passport Plus, the first e-file that can be paired with the new Kupa Smart Pedal, a Bluetooth wireless foot pedal.

How to Shape an Almond Nail

Paola Ponce explains how to shape the perfect almond-shaped nail.

How to Finish File Nails

Elizabeth Morris of The Nail Hub shows the proper techniques to get a perfectly filed nail every time no matter what product you work with.

E-File Basics With Elizabeth Morris

Elizabeth Morris explains how to get started with an e-file.

How to E-File With Elizabeth Morris

Elizabeth Morris explains how to safely use an e-file.

How to File Five Nail Enhancement Shapes

Kirsty Meakin of Naio Nails demonstrates how to file five nail shapes: a pipe nail; a stiletto nail; an almond nail; a ballerina or coffin nail; and a traditional square nail.

Young Nails Nail School: Nail File Basics

Young Nails president Greg Salo explains the basics of using a nail file, including how to properly hold the file for leverage and how to use the entire surface of the file for efficient finishing.

File, Shape, and Buff Acrylic Nails with an E-file

Ann Chang shows how to file and shape nails using an e-file to speed up your services. She uses the same sanding band that she used to prep the nail and a low e-file speed to buff the acrylic nail.

Hand Filing and E-filing Tips to Speed Up Services

Whether you use a hand file or an e-file, it’s important to have a process and follow the same steps from nail to nail. These tips will help you learn to file quickly and consistently, finishing fast with nails that look the same from one to the next.