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Coppertop

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Do you go from side to center or back and forth?
 

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Ouch, most definantly on the natural nail from side to centre,to n fro is ok on the end of an extensionxxx
 

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am i right that now its acceptable to file back and forth? Kinda like potaoes used to be bad for you, but now they are great,lol.
 

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am i right that now its acceptable to file back and forth?

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Free the edge man...

I then shape the free edge of the natural nail plate with a 240 grit abrasive (Kanga board).

Before you ask (and I knew you would)… no, I don’t file side to centre. The reason being is that derms are now suggesting that using gentle motions and a gentle abrasive in a back and forth direction on the natural nail free edge actually helps to prevent splitting and peeling of the natural nail plate.

http://www.salongeek.com/nail-application/3007-perfect-preparation.html
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i was trained years ago and still always go side to centre , lol , i know the new files are millions times better but old habits and that :lol:
 

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There is nothing wrong with old habits (as long as they are safe habits).

It is perfectly acceptable to file gently in a back and forth motion with todays fine abrasives.

It is also perfectly acceptable to do it in the old fashioned way (and sometimes a more symetrical shape is acheived in this way too).

So take your pick.
 

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Good to know we have a choice :green:

However since the question was "what do you do" and not "what should you do", lol, just for the record, I tend to go side to centre. :lol:
 

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Well i too go from side to centre unless i am taking quite a bit of length off then i go back and forth, then side to centre to finnish as i manage to get a more uniform shape :)
 

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ღMandyღ;635618 said:
Well i too go from side to centre unless i am taking quite a bit of length off then i go back and forth, then side to centre to finnish as i manage to get a more uniform shape :)
I do exactly the same.
 

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I do the same as Geeg too, only side to side to get off some length, then side to centre.
 

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ღMandyღ;635618 said:
Well i too go from side to centre unless i am taking quite a bit of length off then i go back and forth, then side to centre to finnish as i manage to get a more uniform shape :)
Same here too, so a bit of both!! :)
 

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