ATTENTION: Due to protecting the bristles of the brush during shipping, a protective layer of glue has been applied to hold the bristles in place. Therefore, this brush MUST be cleaned with Alcohol or Brush Cleaner AND “shaped (as pictured)” before using. DO NOT USE ACETONE to clean the brush. If you have any questions about the cleaning or shaping of the brush process, you may message us and we will try to answer all your questions before purchasing. We have confident in the brushes we sell and would like for you to have the same confident before purchasing. This brush is crimped by Princess Boutique, if you wish to get the shape as pictured, you must purchase it from us. If you purchase from any other seller it may look different. We have over 10+ years of crimping brushes for nail technicians.