Electric Nail File vs Acetone - how quickly and easily prepare a nail plate for a new nail look

The work of a nail stylist is a combination of technical knowledge and artistic flair. You need to know how to mix individual products to achieve the desired effect in line with your sense of aesthetics and customer's expectations. The knowledge that you continuously get during professional training makes your stylizations not only beautiful but also professionally done. In this post, we are going to focus on describing the pros and cons of acetone and electric nail file. Ready? Let's begin!

Soak off or file off?

Both acetone and electric nail file can be used to remove the previous stylization and prepare the nail plate for a new manicure. The purpose of acetone is to dissolve the mass. Most often, we use it to remove gel polish and acrylic. We cannot use acetone for styling made with gel method. The biggest disadvantage of this method is its time consumption. Besides, if the customer comes to you for the first time and you are dealing with an unknown product that may be insoluble, you only waste your time. The material will remain on the nail plate. The mass must have the consistency of jellybean, then it should be gently pushed, e.g. with a cuticle pusher, but it is still a long-term process. If we take it off too early, we can damage the nail plate.Electric nail file is an alternative to acetone dissolution. Using the electric nail file, we can get rid of the previous styling much quicker, gradually filing it off the nail. Of course, working with an electric nail file requires the right skills. You can learn how to properly use the bit during trainings carried out by experienced educators. We strongly recommend not to use the electric nail file by people with no adequate knowledge.

Quick, easy, but pleasant?

Acetone is known almost to everyone. What is the easiest way to recognize it? After a very characteristic, irritating smell. Therefore, the use of acetone is not the most pleasant. It is also worth mentioning that regular use of acetone for removal of styling causes nail plate to dry. Over time, this can lead to split ends and greater susceptibility to mechanical damage. Acetone should, therefore, be treated as an alternative to electric nail file rather than the other way around. If someone does not know how to remove the mass from the nail using bits properly, then they should stay with the dissolving preparations. Of course, until you register for the appropriate training.

Working with an electric nail file is quicker and provides safer styling. Bits can be used not only to remove the previous stylization but also to shorten the nail, remove cuticles, to mat the nail plate, as well as to file air infected areas and bottoms of the nails.

How to use an electric nail file? You can find out at professional training organized by Indigo Training Centers. Sign up today and learn all the benefits of working with this tool!