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SNS nails have become popular as a low-maintenance alternative to traditional acrylics or gel manicures. Devotees swear by the chip-free finish that requires zero drying time. Not only is SNS better for the health of your nails, it lasts up to twice as long as regular gel polish.
If you're unable to get to the salon, you can give yourself an at-home dip powder mani with just a little preparation and a few tools.
SNS — short for Signature Nail Systems — is a powder-and-glue formula that’s applied to the nails for a long-lasting manicure. The process is pretty simple: A nail technician coats your nails with glue, then dips them into a colored powder of your choosing. Glue is reapplied and an accelerator is sprayed, which causes the colored powder to harden.
Unlike gel manicures, no UV lights are used to dry your nails — which is a helpful pro for anyone concerned about the possible side effects of UV rays. Plus, it’s odor-free and you won’t have to deal with that super-strong smell that comes with acrylics.
Quite a few differences set SNS apart from traditional manicures, starting with the fact that SNS nails rely on powder rather than layers of gel. But there are a few drawbacks to the SNS method, too.
If you’re on the hunt for a salon that offers SNS nails, your first stop should be snsnails.com, where you enter your ZIP code and find a nearby salon that offers the formula. We recommend giving the salon a quick call ahead of time, just to double-check that they’re still offering the service.
Like all hair or beauty services, cost varies — especially based on what area of the country you live in. Depending on the salon, expect SNS nails to range from $25 to $75. That price could go up if you request a more intricate design.
SNS nails can last up to four weeks, but your nails will likely grow out before this. You may have to go in for a touch-up around the two- or three-week mark. Otherwise, you can opt to remove the rest of the SNS powder.
SNS is most effectively removed with acetone. Nevertry to peel off your SNS nails, as this can remove the top layer of your natural nails — causing them to become brittle and break. Another option is to go to your local nail salon to have your SNS nails removed professionally.
SNS kits contain everything you need for an at-home, long-lasting gel manicure. You can also buy products individually.
First, you'll want to make sure your nails are trimmed and shaped. File your nails to your desired shape, push back any cuticles and buff the top of your nail with the file to wear away any shine. You've probably noticed your nail technician doing this important step that allows the nail to grip the polish better.
Once your nails are prepped and you have your supplies, follow these steps from nine.com.au:
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