LCN gel nails being applied

If you haven’t heard of a dip powder manicure before, you aren’t alone; they’re a new way to get long-lasting, flawless nails. Dip powder manicures look just like regular polish, except they’re more durable. 

This manicure is gentle on the nails. It creates a smooth and opaque finish without harming your natural nails. And instead of applying a liquid polish, your nail technician uses a jar of powder.

But how do estheticians create perfect nails with fine powder? We’re going to dive into how dip manicures work:


The Process

Have you ever seen a video of a dip powder manicure? They’re oddly satisfying: all it takes is one dip to coat the nail in powder. Here’s what the process typically looks like: 

First, your technician will begin by preparing your nails; they’ll remove any old polish, dead skin, or hangnails. Once your nails have been shaped and prepared, it’s time to apply the base. This coating will help the powder bond to your nail.

Then, while the base coat is wet, your technician will dip your nails into a coloured powder jar. Or, they might apply the powder with a brush. They’ll tap off any excess, and brush off the sides using a brush. Then, they’ll file down your nail; this prevents the powder from creating a “bulky” look. 

Your nail technician will dip the nail as many times as needed to reach your desired opacity. Once they’re complete, they’re sealed with a top coat. They’re dry almost immediately, and you won’t even need a UV light to cure them!


The Benefits Of A Dip Powder Manicure 

Why are these nails so popular? With benefits like these, you can’t go wrong with a dip powder manicure:


They last longer

If you’re looking for a long-lasting manicure, then you need to try dip powder nails. They can last up to a month! You’ll enjoy 4 weeks of flawless, smooth nails. Keep in mind that this will vary depending on how you maintain your nails.


No chemical smell

If you’re sensitive to strong smells, you’ll find that a dip powder manicure is quite tolerable. You’ll still notice a mild smell, but it’s much weaker than a traditional acrylic manicure. 


Flexible & durable

If your nails are too stiff, they’ll break easily. But if they’re too flexible, they’ll bend even under light pressure. You’re looking for a happy medium—and that’s exactly what dip powder manicures offer.


Perfect for natural or artificial nails

If you have long, strong, and healthy natural nails, then you’ll want to show them off. Dip powder can be applied directly to your natural nail. 

But what if you’d like a little extra length? No problem; you can also apply a dip powder manicure to nail extensions. 


How Do You Remove Dip Powder Nails?

Since these nails don’t chip off like regular polish, you might be wondering how you’ll remove them. To do so, you need to soak the nails in acetone and gradually file them down.

Doing this on your own may damage your nails. When you’d like to remove or repair your dip powder nails, we can help. Simply give us a call to schedule your appointment.


At AiNails & Spa, sanitization is incredibly important to us. We disinfect powder jars after each use. If you’re looking for a dip powder manicure in Winnipeg, our beauty services are just what you need. Call us today to book your next manicure.

Posted on: Mon, 01/24/2022 - 14:58