Showing posts with label nail file. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail file. Show all posts

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Is This Not The Cutest Nail File!?

So, when I caught this ADORABLE Happy Penguin - Crystal Nail File on our website recently my heart gushed!

I wouldn't be able to leave the salon or spa without grabbing one of these on the way out the door. This nail file makes for the most perfect stocking stuffer! With a protective case, your nail file stays cleaner. Great to throw in any purse, keep it in the car, or at your desk!

Penguins not your thing? Not to worry - We've got you covered 😉. Check out the equally adorable Gingerbread Man Crystal Nail File.

Be sure to stock up before they sell out! Happy Holidays!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

You NEED These Summer Themed Nail Files!

Throw away those boring black, or white nail files..
Replace them with these!

Summer Dream - Image files are sure to brighten up your spa, and get your clients excited for summer treatments. This 220/220 washable, cushioned nail file is specially designed for professionals, but also the perfect retail item! This extra cushioned nail file provides for a better grip, ease of use and allows for more control and faster refinement.

Happy Selling!

Friday, April 4, 2014

10 Ways to Prevent Nail Enhancement Lifting

For both clients and technicians alike, nail enhancements that remain on the nails for the long haul are preferable. If you are having problems with your enhancements lifting, check out the following advice from NailPro Magazine:

#10: Only use high-quality, name-brand, professional products. You may think the no-name products are a steal, but if you have to fix the enhancements, you just ate up the additional profit you made to start with. Think the top name brands: CND, Tammy Taylor, and Star Nail are some of our most popular brands!

#9: Correct Prep is KEY. Follow these steps to ensure the nail is well-prepped prior to applying a new enhancement:

  1. Have client wash hands and scrub nail plate to reduce nail bed oils.
  2. Push back cuticle and gently buff the surface, using a 180-grit buffer.
  3. Remove all excess dust with a disinfectable brush.
  4. Clean the nail with a lint-free wipe and nail prep solution, such as CND Scrub Fresh.
  5. Apply the recommended primer for the products you are using.
#8: Follow the manufacturer's instructions and keep like products together. Each product in a product line has been formulated to work in conjunction with the other products, so in order to prevent reactions, always stay within the same line. Also - don't skip steps or stray from the instructions!

#7: Don't let it flood! Leave a 1/16th" margin around the cuticle, and be sure not to leave a raised "edge" that you can feel - this edge, even if you can't see it - might get caught on something and cause lifting!

#6: Avoid product contamination. Ensure your client's health and safety by always storing your brushes in a clean, dry container with the bristles down. Always clean dappen dishes between clients, and empty at the end of the night. Never pour unused monomer back in the bottle.

#5: Build enhancements to an appropriate length - no more than half the length of the natural nail bed. Even if your client is pushing for a longer enhancement, stick to your guns. Anything longer will not hold up to normal wear and tear.

#4: For acrylic, use the correct mix ratio. To test, place a bead of product directly on the apex of a clean, unfiled nail tip. Do not pat or push down, simply observe for 10 seconds. If it is too wet, the bead will settle and flow outward immediately. If it is too dry, the height and shape will be completely unchanged after 10 seconds, and may look crusty. The perfect consistency will look like frosted glass.

#3: Don't nip old products off nails, as this can cause lifting and create an edge that is hard to incorporate into the new nail. Instead, use a 180- or 240-grit file to remove shine and lower thickness by a third. Any places that have lifted should be filed and blended into the natural nail.

#2: Hold a medical consult with your client. Some medications and treatments affect hair and nails, which can cause lifting. Try your best with different products, or recommend the client goes with natural nails if using any of these medications.

#1: Educate your clients! Armed with the proper at-home care and maintenance, your clients can help prevent lifting!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fun, New Nail File Designs for You and Your Clients!

Change up your boring old nail files with these fun, new designs! They come in a 2,000 count mega case and are great for use in the salon, as well as for retailing. This 220/220 washable, cushioned nail file is specially designed for professionals or home use. This extra cushioned nail file provides for a better grip, ease of use and allows for more control and faster refinement.

Features and Tips:
  • Shapes enhanced nails
  • Quickly smooths seams & reduces edges on acrylic nails & tips
  • Washable & Disinfectable
  • Grit: 220/220
  • Durable & long lasting
  • Made in USA
  • Nails should always be filed when dry to insure smooth edges. Place the nail file under the nail edge and file in one direction only. 

Check out all these fun designs:


Simple Cleaning Instructions:
Put nail file under running water and brush the grit surfaces lightly. Do not leave immersed under water for more than 10 minutes. Pat dry and allow to air dry for 24 hours before re-use. Be sure to check with your local, state and federal regulations regarding proper sanitation laws if using this product in a salon.

New Year, New Files!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Compact Mini Nail Files

What was HOT this week... besides the blazing temperatures in New York? Miniature Nail Files. These nail files come in boxes of 50... I think our clients give them away as swag to their manicure clients -- I can't imagine any other reason why everyone buys them 10 or 20 fifty packs at a time! Looks like they would fit in a even small purse... perfect for a nail emergency! The most popular color this week was blue... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Mini File Selection HERE!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mini Files

Who said bigger is better? FPO miniature files were super hot this week. These cute little files come in a cool see-through case and there's 50 of 'em. Most popular this week were blue and black.. why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great FPO Miniature File selection HERE!