Item #4 - Filing
Step 9: Filing (Time is Money) - Filing is
very, very important!
Filing is probably the single-most
critical aspect of being able to cut your time, when applying
acrylic nails, and when doing fills.
Note: Some Technicians can spend up to 30-40 minutes filing.
to filing is simple when you study the 5 Steps of filing.
When you see the words “All 10” or “All Ten Nails”: this means to
ONLY do that particular filing step on ONE nail; then
file the SAME Step on the next nail, until
you have filed the last nail.
Then go to next filing step.
The filing steps must be filed in a particular order. Using
Tammy’s systematic filing System for acrylic nails; can alone cut
15-20 minutes off your time, on your very next Full Set.
Note: When filing, Do Not
critique your acrylic nails until
you have done the LAST Filing Step;
and the last filing step is the “Clients Angle”.
critical area of filing is filing the “Cuticle & Contour”:
Use Tammy’s “Horseshoe Pattern”. The Horseshoe Pattern will
allow the Technician to file quickly, and file a smooth surface.
Cuticle & Contour
Tammy's Horseshoe Pattern:
Cuticle & Contour:
When you use back & forth strokes on the “Cuticle & Contour”,
you will get flat spots in the acrylic surface.
After filing all of the steps, the Technician will now have to
smooth these flat spots in the surface of the acrylic nails.
(Using the Horseshoe Pattern will eliminate
When you use Tammy’s “Horseshoe Pattern” when filing
the “Cuticle & Contour”, the acrylic nail surface will
become smooth, and the top of the acrylic should end up with
a long and graceful almond shape.
When you have filed all of the filing steps;
you can now look over your acrylic