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Cazbar

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Hi Guys,

When doing a rebalance do you do cuticle work then filing or filing then cuticle work and prep ?

I know two technicians who both do it differently and I just wondered which is the more correct and whether it actually mattered which order it's done in ?

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I allways file then do my cuticle work and prep after i have done all my filing i then have a clean start to do my cuitcle work and prep...if that makes sense.
 

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I allways file then do my cuticle work and prep after i have done all my filing i then have a clean start to do my cuitcle work and prep...if that makes sense.
Ditto
 

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I allways file then do my cuticle work and prep after i have done all my filing i then have a clean start to do my cuitcle work and prep...if that makes sense.
Same as!
 

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Well, I do cuticles before anything else. I want to get the cuticle off before I go round with the soft file, thereby taking the shine off the new bit of growth once it has been exposed.
 

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I allways file then do my cuticle work and prep after i have done all my filing i then have a clean start to do my cuitcle work and prep...if that makes sense.
me too
 

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I allways file then do my cuticle work and prep after i have done all my filing i then have a clean start to do my cuitcle work and prep...if that makes sense.
Ah, when you say you file, do you mean on the nail or shortening? :)
 

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we mean thining the enhancement doing all the rebalance filing etc first
 

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we mean thining the enhancement doing all the rebalance filing etc first
I see, thanks for clarifying. :hug:

I tend to leave my cuticle remover a few minutes while I shorten the length, then remove, then thinning, prepping etc.

I am the odd one out!! :lol:
 

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I see, thanks for clarifying. :hug:

I tend to leave my cuticle remover a few minutes while I shorten the length, then remove, then thinning, prepping etc.

I am the odd one out!! :lol:
Me to, so we're odd balls together:lol:
 

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Well, I do cuticles before anything else. I want to get the cuticle off before I go round with the soft file, thereby taking the shine off the new bit of growth once it has been exposed.

I do the same ........
 

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I see, thanks for clarifying. :hug:

I tend to leave my cuticle remover a few minutes while I shorten the length, then remove, then thinning, prepping etc.

I am the odd one out!! :lol:

Nope.. I do it this way too I find it more effective and that way im not filing on the cuticle if it is overgrown.

See your not the odd one theres more :)
 

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Sorry haven't read all of the thread.

I do filing prep first followed by cuticle work....when using CND prep, I do the filing on one finger etc then apply cuticle remover so it has time to work whilst I file prep the rest of the fingers...file prep, cuticle remover, one finger at a time.....if EZFlow prep, I file prep each nail and then remove cuticle...move on to the next nail.

I do it this way so that I can be sure there is no lifting etc where prep products can get into the enhancement and hide.....which could cause problems with the service in the future.
 

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I do it this way so that I can be sure there is no lifting etc where prep products can get into the enhancement and hide.....which could cause problems with the service in the future.
I would do it that way round if I could see lifting tbh; luckily most of my clients don't have a problem with lifting. You're right about the possible probs.
 

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I would do it that way round if I could see lifting tbh; luckily most of my clients don't have a problem with lifting. You're right about the possible probs.
So you don't even buff the old cuticle area/fill line?
 

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I see, thanks for clarifying. :hug:

I tend to leave my cuticle remover a few minutes while I shorten the length, then remove, then thinning, prepping etc.

I am the odd one out!! :lol:

Ah Cathie, I remember reading you hadn't read all the thread! This is what I do hun, yes of course I buff it, but it's only minimal
 

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There you go then, sorry I can't be here 24/7! Glad to hear you have perfect clients, wish I did all of the time!
 

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Thanks for all the replies. It's good to know that everyone does it slightly differently and have also picked up some tips so thank you :)
 

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