What are dip powder nails?
The biggest selling point of dipping powder manicure is that - unlike gel - they don't need to be cured or sealed with a UV lamp. Instead, your nails are treated with a pigmented and durable powder that can last for three weeks (which is a lot longer than the standard two weeks with gels and acrylics). The technique varies a little from salon to salon in, but here’s what you can generally expect:

  1. The nails are first cleaned and filed, making sure any excess oils and/or polish are completely removed.
  2. A base coat is applied to each nail, and while they’re still wet, the nails are coated one by one in the coloured powder of your choice. This process is repeated until you’ve reached the desired pigment (usually two coats), tapping off any excess powder in between each coat.
  3. The nails are finished off with a couple layers of topcoat and an activator/sealant (this depends on the exact formula you use).
  4. Once dry, you’ll lock it all in with a final layer of topcoat.

Are dip nails better than gel or acrylic?
If you want longer nails - and are willing to deal with regular upkeep - acrylics are probably your best route. If you’re deciding between gel and dipping powder, though, the main difference you’ll see is in application (UV light versus powder pigment), texture (gels are a little smoother than powder), and durability (gels will last a solid two weeks, but powders can last three or more weeks).

You can check out a new nail salon for dip nails. There is Sheringham Nails Bar– one of the best nail salons in Sheringham where you can have perfect dip nails done.