What is Dip Powder?
Dip powder (also known as SNS, for the brand Signature Nail Systems) nails have grown in popularity, but before trying this trendy new service, there's at least one woman warning to proceed with caution. Most dip powders are a combination of a glue-type liquid and powder that hardens when it hits the air, and leaves long-lasting color on your -- nails minus the need for any ultraviolet (UV) lighting to cure or dry. There also isn't the pungent smell that's often associated with gel or acrylic.
What is the difference between acrylic and dip nails?
Dip requires a resin-based agent like super glue, whereas acrylics require a monomer to form the acrylic nails.” A monomer is a chemical liquid that holds the acrylic and the nail together. It poses a strong chemical smell — you know the one as soon as you walk into a salon.
How long does dip powder last?
Unlike regular manicures, dip powder treatments can last up to a month. "Dip manicures are supposed to last 3 weeks, but they may even last up to a month or more depending on the level of at-home care after the treatment is applied.
How much does Dip Powder nail cost?
Pink and White$50 / $45
Ombre$60 / N/A
With Gel Polish$45 / $40
Color Powder w/o Tips$40 / $35