Nail it: The Ultimate Guide to Buying Wholesale Nail Files for Your Salon

By Emily Walker


Are you looking to buy wholesale nail files for your salon? If so, you're in the right place!

Start with The Basics 

One of the most essential nail tools for any nail technician is the nail file. Nail files come in different grits, ranging from 60 to 240, with the number after the word "grit" indicating how much grit is on the file.

What does "grit" actually mean? It refers to the roughness of the paper making up the fingernail file, specifically the abrasive sandpaper that does the magic of removing & grinding away your finger and toe nails. 

The lower the number on the file, the rougher the grit will be. For example, 80 is rougher than 100 and 180 is rougher than 240. Each size of grit has its own very specific set of applications. For example, a file with 100/100 will have 100 grit on both sides; however, an 70/100-grit file will have 70 grit on one side and 100 grind on the other side. As a result, one side will be smoother than the other.

How to Choose the Right One?

With the large selection of manicure files on the market, it can be tricky for anyone who is not a professional to choose which type to start with.

When you're choosing your nail file, think about its purpose. 

  •  The 60, 80, and 100 grit sandpaper is what professional manicurists use to shape artificial nails. With every stroke, these levels of grit remove a fair amount of nail material. They can be just as helpful for natural nails too! If you have thicker hard nails or need to shorten your nail length quickly then you'll want to consider using something coarser like the 60, 80, 100
  •  If you're hoping to achieve a smoother finish, natural nails should be filed with either 120, 18, or 240 grit sandpaper. The 180 grit will provide more moderate results and can be used when you want to both shape and finish your nails.

If your nails have ridges or flaws, you'll need to file them down. However, don't use anything finer than a 240 grit on the tops of your natural nails – you might remove too much of the nail bed and create large abrasions that will be difficult to fix. Before deciding what kind of product you need, experiment with different grits! The difference between one number and another can make a very big impact. Choosing the right product will be much easier once you start building up your supply of salon basics needed for daily operation.

What's the Best Place to Buy Nail Files in Bulk?

Check out Atriume to round out your arsenal and find new & exciting salon products that build upon your catalog of necessities & basic supplies. Shipped direct to your salon with new brands and products added weekly, always at the lowest price.