The newest craze in nails is the powder-dipped manicure. Pretty soon, everyone’s going to be wearing this nail look not just because of its appearance, but because of how long it lasts. If you’re tired of painting your nails once a week, you’re going to fall in love with this trend too.
This is a new nail technique, so many salons may still be out of the loop. You may have to do some searching to find a nail salon that’s up-to-date enough to offer powder-dipped nails, but all the effort is well worth it. Everyone is adoring this trend for one simple reason: a powder-dipped manicure can last for weeks. Instead of going to the salon or doing your nails at home weekly, you can wait for up to a month between appointments.
A powder-dipped manicure consists of having your nails individually dipped into a pigmented powder solution. The excess is gently brushed away before the color is set with a clear polish.
The powder-dipped manicure isn’t the same as a standard gel polish manicure. You don’t set your polish with UV light. With a powder-dipped manicure, a nail dryer or natural air is all you need to get a great finished look.
What to Watch
Since the powder-dipped manicure is still fairly new, it’s important to know how to maintain and change this manicure when needed. You also want to know what to look for in a salon when you’re having this treatment done. Make sure that you’re always getting fresh, clean powder, and that multiple client fingers aren’t being dipped into the same powder container. This is highly unsanitary. You want to ensure that you’re at a salon that follows all proper techniques.
Your natural nails can become brittle with a powder-dipped manicure because it has a drying effect on the nails. Make sure you have the powder color removed from your nails at the salon, rather than trying to do it at home. Otherwise, you may damage your natural nails. To properly remove this manicure, you will need to soak your nails in acetone or a similar solution for about 10 minutes and then the nail technician will file/buff off the powder.
Powder-dipped nails shouldn’t be exposed to chemicals if you can help it. Wear gloves when you’re cleaning or otherwise handling chemical agents. You also want to moisturize your nails and fingertips regularly to prevent drying and cracking.
It can be fun to go to the nail salon — but not all the time. Powder-dipped nails are so popular because the color lasts with very little chipping for weeks at a time. Try a powder-dipped look this summer to see if this trend is perfect for you.