E-FILE FOOT PEDAL

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E-FILE FOOT PEDAL [e-fahyl fut peh dl]

What it is: A lever that allows a nail technician to control the speed of an e-file with their foot. Each pedal is designed to be compatible with its same model e-file and can be connected to the motor with a cord or in recent years wireless and connected by Bluetooth technology.
How to use it: Choose a foot pedal for hands-free control of speed of an e-file machine. This allows the technician to slowly prepare delicate surfaces or quickly remove product without stopping to adjust manual controls. It can also save time while changing e-file bits during service.
How to apply: Connect to the e-file machine by cord or blutooth to sync the motor to the foot pedal. Then, use in professional salon services as trained.
How to clean: Clean according to manufacturer’s direction.
How to store: Turn off the e-file, disconnect cord or bluetooth, and store foot pedal in a drawer or cabinet.

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GLITTER NAILS

GlossaryLive Glossary Term Glitter Nails

GLITTER NAILS [glit-er neyls]

What it is: Any nail enhanced with a glitter product.
How to use: When a sparkly or shiny nail look is desired.
How to apply: Brush or sprinkle on the nail depending on the product used and the desired look.
How to remove: Soaked in acetone or filed away.

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GLITTER

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GLITTER [glit-er]

What it is: Traditionally made from acrylic, aluminum or non-toxic polyester plastics, or more recently bio degradable eco options.
How to use: Suspended in nail polish, gel polish, gel paints, top coats, and mixed into polymer powders or used in loose form for nail art.
How to apply: Brush or sprinkle on the nail depending on the product used and the desired look.
How to remove: Soaked in acetone or filed away.
How to store: Store with lids tightly closed in a cool, dry place and keep away from heat and light.

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ELECTRIC FILE

GlossaryLive Glossary Term Electric File

ELECTRIC FILE [ih-lek-trik fahyl]

What it is: Created as a substitute for more traditional hand file, the electric filing machine is specifically designed for the nail industry to make nail services quicker and place less strain on the body.
How to use: Used with various nail bits for product removal, maintenance, shaping and smoothing on salon nail services.
How to apply: After proper training with the manufacturer use in professional salon services as directed.
How to clean: Clean according to manufacturer’s direction.
How to store: Turn off machine, remove nail bit from the chuck in the hand piece to store the unit safely.

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E-FILE

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E-FILE [e-fahyl]

What it is: An electric-powered nail drill that contains a handpiece, a motor and a series of interchangeable drill bits. The direction of rotation and speed can be controlled on the motor during use by adjusting the controls on the motor or with some machines speed can be controlled with a foot pedal.
How to use: This rotary tool is designed to help nail technicians shape, smooth or remove artificial nail products as well as exfoliate calluses and cuticles, and prepare the nail plate for artificial nail services. With the proper training and education, an e-file can save time and money while decreasing repetitive strain injury on hands, wrists and shoulders from hand-filing.
How to apply: After proper training with the manufacturer use in professional salon services as directed.
How to clean: Clean according to manufacturer’s direction.
How to store: To store, turn off the machine, remove the nail bit from the chuck, and store the handpeice securly to avoid damage.

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OMBRÉ

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OMBRÉ [om-brey]

What it is: AKA color fading. This nail art technique fades one color into another, and the meeting point is a combination of the two. There are no rules to define how many colors can be used.
How to use: Used for a variety of nail art looks, notably the baby-boomer, which fades pink into a soft white tip.

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NAIL ART PALETTE

GlossaryLive Glossary Term Nail Art Palette

NAIL ART PALETTE [neyl ahrt pal-it]

What it is: Any item used to hold art colors for nail art.
How to use: When small amounts of colored nail paints, polishes and associated art products are needed, use an art palette such as wax paper, glass, ceramic, acrylic, plastic, metal or other material to display the product for ease of use.
How to clean: Depending on the art products used on the palette, clean with acetone or alcohol, and then wash with soap and water. Dry before storing.

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METAL PUSHER

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METAL PUSHER [met-l, poosh-er]

What it is: A metal implement with a spoon-shaped end, used to gently push back the eponychium to expose the excess cuticle attached to the nail plate.
How to use: Used at the start of each service to gently push back the surrounding skin to expose the nail plate. Some pushers have a scraping end, shaped like half of a nail nipper, that can gently scrape away the dead skin to clean the nail plate.
How to clean: Scrub with soap and water, and dry. Then submerge in hospital grade disinfectant.
How to store: After disinfection and sanitization, store covered, in a clean dry area.

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