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Gel Nails | Invest in the Right Nail Care Tools

Nail care is important to keep your nails looking healthy, beautiful and presentable. Essential for nail care is a good pedicure and manicure which can make you feel like a million dollars. Caring for your nails has to be done in the right way and with the right equipment and tools, otherwise you risk damaging your or your clients’ nails and may end up with results contrary to your expectations.

There are various nail tools available in the market to make your manicures and pedicure sessions a pleasure and get them done in the right manner. As a professional you should ensure that you have the right kit for nail care with all the appropriate equipment so that your clients are a satisfied lot and keep coming back to you.

You should always invest in high quality nail care equipment so that you do not damage your clients’ nails as well as go through the procedure with ease. Always remember that good equipment ensures great results.

Some important nail care tools that you should be investing in are:

• Finger bowl/foot bowl – for soaking nails before and during the nail cleaning procedure.

• Nail file or emery board and foot file – these come in varied sizes and grits. The higher the number of grits the finer the file is and the lower the number of grits the coarser the file. It is advisable not to use a grit smaller than 240 for the natural nail or for shaping the edge, else you risk damaging the nail. Avoid using over the counter files and boards as the grits are lower and file is coarse. Metal files are also not recommended for their damaging properties to nails. 3 way buffers are a good buy for both shine and finish.

• Nail clippers or Nail cutter – to trim the nails to the desired length.

• Orange stick – Also known as cuticle pusher, it is used to gently clean the enamel and push the cuticle back. A stainless steel cuticle pusher is a wise investment as it allows you to disinfect after each use to keep it bacteria free. It is also available in plastic.

• Cuticle clipper/cutter/scissors – To clip the dead skin from the cuticles.

• Acrylic cutter – For acrylic nails.

• Scissors –  Carrion scissors, pedicure corn cutters, nail scissors

• Brushes – Small horned brushes, big brushes, handle brushes, round brushes to be used for cleaning the surface and underside of the nails with warm soapy water.

• Finger resting stand – For manicures.

• Towels and cotton balls – Towels are needed to soak in all the excess water and clean the dirt during the nail care procedure. It also helps keep the work area clean of bacteria and helps infections from spreading.

Other ancillary equipment you may need to store your nail care tools  are brush cleaning jars, jewellery boxes to hold small nail ornaments, nail wipes, bandages, nail soakers, disposable pedicure slippers – to complete the experience.

Keeping these tools with you differentiates you as a professional of high standards and inspires confidence in your clients to come back to you again and again.