Quality Nail Implements + Expert Carefeaturing Mehaz Professional
Mehaz Professional, the premium brand of manicure and pedicure implements available to the serious skin and nail care professional, has built its reputation by offering quality mani/pedi products that withstand the rigors of everyday salon use. The Mehaz heritage originates in Solingen, Germany, the birthplace of fine cutlery. Centuries of expert craftsmanship of these tools result in nippers, clippers and files that professionals can always depend on to provide the best client services.
six featured Mehaz Professional items:
Mehaz Professional Curved Nail Clipper
This heavy-duty nail clipper has a curved blade that follows your client's nails' natural shape for easy cutting. It includes a convenient file and clippings catcher. Made from 100% stainless steel, this clipper can be safely disinfected without fear of rusting.
Mehaz Professional 4" Cuticle Nipper #300
1/4" Jaw MFG# 19812
1/2" Jaw MFG# 19821
Great for trimming cuticles, hangnails, and doing manicures, Mehaz Professional's quick trim cuticle nipper has a comfortable, smooth cutting action. It can be safely disinfected without fear of rusting, made from 100% stainless steel.
Mehaz Professional 4" Cuticle Nipper #777
1/8" Jaw MFG# 19855
1/4" Jaw MFG# 19811
1/2" Jaw MFG# 19819
This precision made, 100% stainless steel nipper has a patented convertible spring that can be used as a double or single spring. Perfectly aligned tips and super sharp jaws allow for maximum precision and clean, easy trimming. It can be safely disinfected without fear of rusting.
Mehaz Professional Ceramic Foot File
Reduce calluses and swiftly rejuvenate feet with Mehaz's Ceramic Foot File. The double-sided ceramic stone features two options - fine and medium grit - and can be used on wet or dry feet to smooth corns, calluses and rough skin. The grooved handle design offers a comfortable, secure grip.
Mehaz Professional Stainless Steel Foot File System Kit
This disinfectable stainless steel foot file with replaceable grit pads reduces calluses, smoothes skin, and features an extra large pad surface for faster filing. The 100% stainless steel handle offers the ultimate in client safety because it can be sanitized with soap and water, disinfected in solution, or sterilized in an autoclave.
Mehaz Professional Stainless Steel Foot File Refill Pads, 50 Pack
60 grit - MFG #19820
100 grit - MFG #19818
This 50-pack of replacement pads for the Mehaz Stainless Steel Foot File (not included) are available in either 60 grit or 100 grit. Strong adhesive keeps the refill pads in place on the file, but are also easy to remove after a service.
Top 3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Implements
As a nail technician, one of the most important investments you will make in your business is the implements you use to perform your services. Be sure to protect your investment by taking care of your tools. Here are the three must-have tips for taking care of your implements:
Stainless steel implements can be safely soaked in sterilizing solutions without rusting. All state boards have sterilization requirements for implements used on multiple clients. Only stainless steel will stand up to the rigors of this continuous sterilization process. Non-stainless implements must be removed from any sterilizing solution promptly and dried carefully to avoid rusting. Know your state’s laws on disinfecting and make sure you are using a system that complies with these laws.
Immersing implements in a glass jar is not recommended as it can dull the tips. Instead, use a tray system that allows implements to lie flat. Trays are generally made of plastic, which scratches. Over time, these scratches can breed bacteria in places the disinfecting solution cannot reach. It is a good idea to replace your plastic tray every 3 months.
Due to a mineral build up from your disinfecting liquid and local water, you may see spots on your stainless steel implements that look like rust. The minerals look just like rust. If this occurs, make a paste of baking soda and water, and rub it on the affected areas. Lubricating your implements once a week will prevent minerals from building up in the joint and will promote fluid motion of your tools.
Protect the tips of all your implements. An implement will not perform correctly if it is damaged. When an implement is dropped, it will most likely fall on its nose because of gravity. This usually causes the implement to bend and create a burr or flat spot on the tip, which is not always noticeable to the untrained eye. The implement’s performance will be affected, as this burr will cause the tips to not match up correctly preventing them from cutting or tweezing. Dropping an implement can also knock it out of alignment. This will cause the implement to stop working properly. It is also not a good idea to carry tools unprotected in a purse or bag.
Have your implements serviced regularly to ensure top performance. Trained professionals will assess your tools, and sharpen and/or realign them depending on their condition. You can typically find information about your implement manufacturer’s sharpening service by going to their web site. It is recommended that professionals replace their tools every 6 to 12 months.
It is great to have so many choices at your fingertips. Be sure to look for a trusted manufacturer who stands behind their tools by offering a lifetime guarantee. Your investment in quality tools will more than pay for itself down the road in satisfied customers and superior results!