Hi guys. I hope all is well.
Fellow nail techs always ask me what implements I use for my services, and I am finally going to share that with you all.
I use all Tweezerman implements. They are excellent quality, very trustworthy, non destructible, and easy to sanitize and keep client.
Some of the products I'm going to share with you include:
Regency Finish Collection Fingernail Clipper: the stunning laser-etched pattern is 100% sanitizable and easily clips fingernails with ultra-precise blades and ultimate performance.
Regency Finish Collection Toenail Combo Clipper: this combo clipper and case feature an extra sturdy super sharp blades for clipping toenails with perfect precision. The removable case is designed to catch clippings for easy throw away and clean up and is shaped for comfort and easy handling. $12
I love these clippers especially for the removable case that collects all of the clippings. I hate when you walk into a salon and you see discarded nail clippings all over the place- super gross! There are no excuses with this one!
Pushy and Nail Cleaner (Stainless Steel): 2-in-1 nail tool combines our famous Pushy cuticle pusher with a convenient nail cleaner. Super-thin edges are buffed smooth to prevent scratching while the textured body provides a perfectly secure grip. $18
I use this little tool particularly to clean under my clients nail beds, and it gets into the tiny grooves with no issues!
Half Moon Pushy and Curette: half-moon shaped pushy is contoured to tenderly push back cuticles without scraping the natural nail. The reverse end of the tool features a curette designed especially for cleaning edges and tight corners where polish and debris hide, particularly essential in aiding the removal of gel polish that can remain on the nail after soaking.
I use this gadget for removing all dead skin and excess cuticles from the nail plate. It is gentle enough that it doesn't scratch the nail plate whatsoever, and it works Wonders with pedicures too.
Eco Friendly File: for medium sanding on acrylic nails and for filing edge on natural nails. 100% biodegradable. $3.50
Premium Emory Board: pack of 5 thin wood files. Ultra durable. ($5 for 5 files)
Sansation Nail File: reinforced center for durability and strength. Durable, washable and sanitizable. $4
I really like the shape of the files, and love the fact that some of them are washable and can be reused.
Ingrown Toenail File and Cleaner: after you soak and while nails are soft, gently slide either end of file under ingrown to lift nail- choose the flat or curved end depending on shape of nail. To file away ingrowns, slide file side under lifted area and slowly pull file out to thin the under-surface of the nail and relieve pressure. $14
I am personally very fortunate that I do not come in contact with many clients suffering from ingrowns, but when I do encounter them on occasion, this tool gets the job done!
Grip N' Snip Spiral Spring Cuticle Nipper: features a spiral spring for the ultimate in style, comfort and control. The looped handle maximizes precision and provides a no-slip grip, while the opening and closing action is ultra-safe and smooth. $25
Rockhard Cuticle Nipper: the sturdy design of this nipper is reinforced by its rock-hard, stainless steel construction. Features sharp, long-lasting snipping tips for smooth cutting. Great to take to the nail salon. 1/4 jaw. $26
If your only going to invest in 1 pair of nippers, I highly recommend the Spiral Spring ones. I know the shape seems a bit odd at first, but let me tell you, don't be fooled by the shape. This bad boy cuts like no other, and the spiral spring is so revolutionary, I don't know how I used traditional cuticle nippers prior! The shape is so sturdy, and aerodynamic, it just feels so right when its in your hand.
and last but not least,
Sapphire Crystal Foot File: features tiny, abrasive sapphire-ceramic crystals fixed to an easy to clean stainless steel handle and uses the latest, advanced surface technology to provide maximum abrasivity for the ultimate in comfort and efficiency. Created to withstand frequent sterilization by autoclave or hot-air devices, as well as spray or liquid disinfectants. $38
I can not perform a pedicure without this! It is textured on both sides, with one side being significantly more coarse than the other. I haven't had to use a chemical callus treatment on any of my clients since I started using this. I can even perform dry pedicures without water and as long as I use this foot file my clients feet are baby soft like butter.
For more information on any of the Tweezerman products mentioned in this post, or to purchase online, check them out here: http://www.tweezerman.com/