Dip Powder Nails 101

March 23, 2022

Dip powder nails are one of the latest nail trends to take over social media. They come in many colors and designs, giving your nails a deep color with a smooth and glossy shine.

Since they’re incredibly durable and easy to apply, dip powder nails have become one of the most popular manicures. If you love getting your nails done but want to try something new, you can learn more about dipping powder nails and how they can help you get a beautiful manicure or pedicure that lasts.

What Are SNS Nails?

Signature Nail System (SNS), also called dip powder nails or dip powder manicure is a unique method of applying nail color. It eliminates the need to use harsh chemicals on your natural nails, protecting your nail bed. The process involves coating the nail with colored powder and sealing it with a transparent lacquer. DIY dip powder nail kits are available, but you can also get them at a reliable nail salon.

Dip powder nails give you a longer-lasting manicured look. While you can get dip powder on your nails alone, you can also use them for fun dipping powder nail designs like dip powder nail extensions. You may go for an ombre nail look by blending two dip powders for a unique look.

The Process of Dipping Powder Nails

There are several stages to getting dip powder nails with one of our nail technicians at Nineteen85. This ensures that the dip powder adheres to your nails in your chosen color and opacity.

  • Nail preparation

    The nail technician cleans your nails of dirt, oils, and dead skin cells. They push the cuticles back, remove the hangnails, and buff the nails’ surfaces.

  • Application of bonder

    After cleaning and prepping your nails, the technician applies the bonder so the product can stick the nail without lifting.

  • You receive the base and top coat

    Your nail technician applies the base on one nail at a time. They then brush the powder onto your nails. They may apply it a few times to achieve the color and depth you want.

  • Add the activator

    The nail technician applies an activator to cure and harden the dip powder. You need to wait a few minutes for the nails to dry before your technician shapes and files the nails.

Your technician can then apply the top coat to your nails. This ensures that your dip powder nails look natural and gives them a glossy sheen.

The Benefits of Dip Powder Nails

Dip powder nails are the best choice for long-lasting nails. They are durable and require less maintenance.

  • Does not require UV lights: There’s no need to cure your dip powder nails with UV lamps once they have a top coat like you would with gel nails.
  • May last up to a month: If you wonder about how long do a full set of dip powder nails last, DIY dip powders can last up to three weeks.
    With one of our professional nail technicians, expect your dipping powder manicure and pedicure to last up to a month with no chipping. It will save you money in the long run because you won’t need to spend as much time maintaining your nails.
  • Countless color options: Due to the popularity of dip powder nails, you can choose from a wide range of dip powder colors. You can browse our extensive selection of colored dip powders for your manicure or pedicure. If it’s too hard to choose just one color, you can request as many colors as you like.

Once the powder dries, we can go over your dip powder nails’ ideas. Some dip powder nail designs we recommend include adorning the base of your nail with glitter or rhinestones.

Which is Better: Dip Powder or Acrylic?

Dip powder and acrylic nails last for a similar period before they require retouching, usually two to three weeks. They do have some differences in technique and your desired look.

  • Dip nails take less time to apply

    The main difference between acrylic nails vs dipping powder nails is in their application technique. Acrylic nails involve a few steps. The nail artist applies nail extensions and then adds the liquid mix between your nail and the extension. A nail drill smooths the acrylic nails before applying a design and sealing them with a topcoat.Dip powder only takes a few steps to apply with a basic manicure and dipping powder. It is less invasive and safer to apply to the nails.

  • Dip nails have fewer layers

    When using the dip power technique, thin layers are preferred to minimize the risk of infection. The thin layers protect the natural nail beds from harm, letting them breathe.

  • Dip nails don’t have a strong smell

    The bonder for dip powder acrylic nails is superglue, whereas the bonding agent for acrylics is a liquid that bonds the acrylic to the nail. It has a strong chemical smell when you walk into the salon. If you’re sensitive to these scents, you’ll have a more enjoyable experience when visiting the salon for a dipping powder manicure and pedicure.

How to Remove Dip Powder Nails

If you plan to DIY your dip powder or acrylic nails, it may be safer to go to a professional nail artist. Removing dip powder nails requires skill and a longer clean-up time.

Putting warm towels around your hands helps speed up the process by easing the dip powder from your nails. File off most of the dip on your nails with a fine-grit nail file. Then, your nails need to be in acetone for about 15 minutes.

Picking and peeling your nails can damage them if the dip powder won’t come off afterward. A nail technician knows how to apply dip powders safely to prevent bacterial infection and avoid natural nail breakage.

How Much Do Dip Powder Nails Cost?

At Nineteen85, we believe in offering you the most luxurious experience possible when you visit our relaxing nail spa in Burbank, California. We are proud to offer dip powder nails and a full set of acrylic nails in any style you want.

We offer both nail options at the same price: $65. This affordable price point makes either nail technique attainable on a budget. Not only will your nails look amazing, but you will enjoy our top-notch customer service while you’re here. We go above and beyond to ensure you feel pampered and taken care of.

Visit the Best Nail Bar in Burbank for Your Dip Powder Nail Experience

These dip powder manicures provide a stronger and longer-lasting option and can keep your nails healthy. You can get them at Nineteen85, the best nail bar in Burbank. We bring all the best luxury nail services to Southern California and offer them at affordable prices.

Whether you’re looking for a dipping powder manicure and pedicure, or a simple manicure, our nail bar can be your source of relaxation and rejuvenation. If you think this exciting nail trend is right for you, contact us to book your appointment for a dip powder manicure or pedicure today.