How-To: Kupa Revolutions Per Manicure

Kupa introduces its safe and gentle e-file technique RPM, Revolutions Per Manicure. This was created to quickly and safely prep nails for any service with the use of an e-file while maintaining the health of your clients’ natural nails. Performed correctly, it can help eliminate the need to use nippers.

PT-Kupa-Step 1

1. Use a 200-grit hand file to shape the nail.

PT-Kupa-Step 2

2. On a dry nail, use a cuticle pusher to very gently and carefully push back the skin around the nail.

PT-Kupa-Step 3

3. Place one drop of Kupa Final Faze Finishing Oil on the skin surrounding the nail as well as on the nail plate itself.

PT-Kupa-Step 4

4. Set the e-file to the lowest speed and, with a 1,000-grit diamond bit, use a light hand to file the nail close to the eponychium, then quickly over the nail plate.

PT-Kupa-Step 5

5. Have the client remove the excess oil with Kupa Basic Ultra Cleanse Hand Soap and a nail brush.

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6. To finish, dry hand with a towel and continue with the service as usual.

Watch this step-by-step in action in the video below!

For more information on a Revolutions Per Manicure course, visit

-Dina Ciccarelli

[Photography by Jason Bennett]


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