Creating the perfect mani or pedi at home doesn’t only come down to choosing the best nail polishes, gel nail kits, or dip powder sets. Having the right tools to prep your nails can make all the difference. Consider investing in an electric nail drill for pro-level results without the pricey salon visit.
As the name suggests, these gadgets are powered by electricity with tips and attachments that rotate across the nail and cuticle bed to polish and enhance the nail. “Nail drills are essential if you would like to save time as opposed to filing the nails by hand,” says NYC-based celebrity nail artist Trenna Seney. And they’re great at providing precision. “They also help with cleaning cuticles and getting into the sidewalls,” she adds.
To top it all off, they’re powerful enough to cut down on calluses and remove acrylics and gels so you can easily apply a fresh set.
Many drills come with various speed settings and can be intense, so proceed with caution if you’re new to using one. Begin with a low, slow setting, and pair the drill with the correct drill tip for the best experience.
Ahead, we scoured customer reviews and polled Seney for the absolute best (and safe) nail drills for at-home use. Scroll on to incorporate these electric manicure files into your manicure routine.