Modern beauty industry offers many instruments that can make the life of a manicurist easier. The field of manicure has its tricks, and, perhaps, no master will not argue with the fact that professional instruments allow you to do the job faster and with more convenience.
STALEKS, the leading Ukrainian manufacturer of beauty instruments, offers a wide range of products. Our design department is constantly expanding the model range, developing new instruments and changing the configurations and mechanisms of the existing ones, allowing us to provide higher quality service.
Professional instruments help to create beauty, but they also require maintenance. STALEKS shares recommendations regarding the storage and sharpening of instruments so they serve you longer.
Signs that the instrument requires sharpening
Sharpening prolongs the life of manicure instruments significantly, so you should take it seriously. It is unnecessary to take the risk and try to restore the working condition of the instrument on your own. It is advisable to entrust the work to a professional sharpener. To accurately determine the moment when the instrument should be sharpened, pay attention to:
● Changes in the metal: stains, color change, etc. on the blades and working parts of the instrument
● Mechanical malfunctions
● Weakening of the grip
● Deterioration of the springs
You can check the sharpness of scissors or nippers by cutting through paper or plastic film. A sharp instrument will leave a smooth cut without tearing.
Sharpening of manicure instruments
The accuracy of work depends on the sharpness of manicure tools. The better is the sharpening, the less likely are injuries to the skin or nail plate.
That is why professional sharpening of manicure instruments is fully justified – and it pays off! It is important to deal with the specialized workshops where sharpening is carried out by trained professionals.
A sharpening specialist knows what has to be done with a particular instrument and what the stages of the competent sharpening process are. Each instrument requires a special approach. Sharpening scissors involves adjusting the tension of the blades (this affects the ease and smoothness of the stroke), sharpening, and polishing. The procedure of sharpening the nippers is different – since play is unacceptable in the nippers, the sharpener eliminates the void between the working parts of the instrument. On the other hand, scissors need small play for proper operation, as this contributes to ease of stroke.
Also, springs of the nippers are adjusted so it is easier to pinch. Cuticle nippers have a very peculiar shape, so the blade maintenance requires almost surgical precision.
The sharpener removes dust, dirt, and stains from the instrument surface. An essential stage of the nippers and scissors sharpening is lubrication of working parts with refined oil. This operation has a positive effect on durability and practicality.