The importance of good quality nail implement tools

Whether your clients are looking for a simple manicure or a more elaborate design, you need to have the right tools to make it happen. Good nail tools are essential for any nail technician, and in this blog, we’ll be exploring why.

1. Different grades of Stainless Steel

Not all stainless steel is created equal, and choosing the right grade is essential to ensure that the material performs as expected and meets the required standards. In our line of work, a good stainless steel tool should be corrosion resistant, strong and durable.

2. More durable

As nail technicians, we would much rather be stocking up on exciting stuff like new products to hit the market rather than replacing cheap tools and implements. Good tools are made from higher-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting. This is the case especially for implements with moving parts (such as nail clippers) as a premium tool would also take more care in engineering the mechanisms so you won’t have to replace them as frequently.

3. Better Precision

Premium nail tools have better ergonmoics, sharper and more precise. This allows the technician to work with greater condidence, accuracy and control. Let’s take the sharpness of the cutting edge of cuticle nippers as an example: Cheaper cuticle nippers would have a mass produced factory cutting edge while premium nippers would have edges that have been manually grinded one by one. A sharper edge ensures that technicians remove only the excess skin and not any healthy tissue. This can help to prevent injuries to the client and ensure that the final result is clean and tidy.


In conclusion, using a better tools helps to improve precision, reduce the risk of infection, increase durability, improve comfort, and create a professional appearance. By investing in high-quality tools and taking the time to maintain it properly, the technician can ensure that they have a reliable tool that will help them provide the best possible service to their clients.

What to buy

If you are just starting out as a nail technician or just a hobbyist, we stock a good range of implements that represent good value for money. 

If you are looking for the best implements, we highly recommend trying the range from Staleks. Made from medical grade steel,  all of their edges are hand sharpened and offer better ergonomics.