For more effective pedicures, reach for your e-file. In March, Salon Gurus, an online education platform, announced the launch of its latest program, “Pedicures with Electric Files,” designed to teach techs how to safely and effectively use e-files to smooth calluses. Although e-files are being incorporated into pedicure services, Salon Gurus founder Janet McCormick says that proper e-file instruction is rarely included in standard pedicure classes. “Techs must be trained on the use of a ‘fulcrum finger,’ the finger that is not holding the e-file, to serve as a stabilizer for the precise guidance of the e-file during use,” says McCormick, who adds that techs also need to understand that the abrasion of skin and natural nails is different than that of enhancements.
Students will have access to training slides and how-to video tutorials, and are encouraged to reach out to instructors via phone or email for support. The program will also show techs other ways to use an e-file, including how to remove cuticles and shorten nails, along with instruction on how to properly use a particle evacuation system for dust removal. For more information about the program, visit salon-gurus.com or email [email protected]. —Taylor Foley
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This article was first published in the May 2017 issue of NAILPRO.