Here are some helpful techniques on how to use a nail file safely to master the basics of the electric nail file technique. After practicing with your nail file, you’ll be using it like a pro in no time!
If you’re ready to get started, here are some handy tips:
- Use a slow speed for cuticle work. The cuticles are sensitive and thin and accidental over-filing not only damages the nail bed, it is also painful. Use the adjustable settings to customize the speed of the drill.
- Use medium speed for fills. When you file the fill or the concave area of the nail, you can speed things up. However, don’t go too fast, or you risk damaging the nail.
- Use fast speed on nail surface. When filing the nail surface, you can increase the speed up to 15,000 rpm to shape the nails.
- Finding the right combination of gentle pressure to professionally shape nails, hold the drill correctly, and use the right accessories takes practice and time.