A few months ago one of my students shared some links with me, including the article about "Russian" manicure by Doug Schoon. I still use Doug's books and articles as some kind of nail encyclopaedia and until today I 100% agreed with all information he shared in his articles.
In that article, he mentioned that working with the electric file on natural nails and skin is dangerous in any case and should not be performed. Even though I use an electric file on a daily basis, I agree that sometimes it is better to avoid using it rather than work with improper bits, speed or abrasive.
During last weeks more and more articles, blog posts, and topics on discussion board appeared regarding "dangerous" Russian manicure. Doug Schoon published the new article in Nails Magazine "Danger ahead: A scientist's view of the Russian manicure". In this article, he says that using electric file is harmful even if it is used by a professional and should not be used at all.
To me, it is the same like restricting usage of cars to avoid car accidents. Will it really help?
My personal view of this problem is that the best and only solution here is to deliver more information about it through education.
The electric file is a professional device, as well as other implements and products that we use every day in our salons. Any professional equipment should be used professionally - so it will not harm anybody.
When used properly it will bring amazing results - clean cuticles and sidewalls, good-looking manicure and what's most important healthy nails.
I encourage you to keep learning and researching information as a professional.
Please, take a look at one of my latest videos on Youtube with my view of Russian manicure and latest rumours about it.
I would highly appreciate if you share your opinion about it too.
Even if you completely disagree, no problem, I am opened to discuss any point of view.
What do you think about using e-file for a manicure and Russian manicure?