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Our KB 2 way nail file provides the perfect multi-function file offering two different grits. The 150 grit is suitable for filing enhancements and the 180 grit for refining product or shaping the natural nail.
Our design includes a precision ruler which allows you to check and measure your enhancements with ease – perfect for in salon or competition.
The dot located under the grit indicates the grit level on that file side.
Our rectangular shaped file delivers a larger surface area for improved comfort and better hand to eye coordination to give a uniform result.
All of our nail files are made from the finest and most durable Japanese file paper.
Reinforced central core for added strength and durability.
We recommend 1 nail file per customer but following UK legislation our nail files can be washed and disinfected.
Nailing the grit
There are so many types of nail files, how do you know which one to use?
All files are coated in a material similar to sandpaper, which creates a grit-like coarse surface. Like sandpaper, nail files are graded according to how much grit they contain per square inch.
The higher the grit, the smoother the file, and the lower the grit the coarser the file.
Grit quality is important for file longevity.
For natural nails, a fine grit (180-240) is gentle and effective.
Coarse files (80-100 grit) are best for de-bulking acrylic enhancements.
Medium files (150-180 grit) are best used to shape extensions or shape the free edge of toenails that are thicker than fingernails.
Fine files (240-600 grit) are best for refining.
Ultrafine files (600-2400 grit) are used to buff the nail to a shine.
Each nail tech will have their own filing routine but consistency is key to ensuring a symmetrical and even nail. When filing the enhancement you should work uniformly in sections and keep your file flush onto the product, rather than keep lifting off and filing odd sections here and there.