SNS vs. Acrylic Nails
I get so many people asking if I will be doing SNS nails. SNS is a brand of dip powder acrylic just like Shellac is the name of a gel polish. It is a brand. When I ask my customers why they want dip powder as opposed to acrylic nails none can give me an answer. The reason for this is because most are uneducated about the difference between the two products. Essentially, dip powder refers to the technique used to apply the fake nail. Dip powder acrylic says it all in the name. It involves applying a super glue like prouct to the nail then dipping it into the acrylic powder and then sealing it with a clear gloss gel top coat. The traditional Acrylic application involves using liquid monomer to apply the acrylic powder.
It is a misconception that SNS or Dip Powder Acrylics are better for your nails. Both do the same thing. Most people will find that the traditional acrylic application will be stronger than the dip powders.
Why don't you work on other people's work?
There are a number of salons that use acrylic products which contain a chemical which is banned in Australia. This chemical is used is salons that operate with multiple nail technicians and have a high turn over of clients. They use this powder with this banned chemical as it dries the acrylic faster allowing them to work on more clients. I am unable to determine if your acrylic nails (dip powder/SNS or other) have this chemical in it.
How to safely remove fake nails
Most fake nails can be removed using the soak off method. This is the safest way to remove them. It involves soaking the nails in a solution of acetone to soften the acrylic and then removing the excess safely with a file.
Acrylics are bad for my nails
Contraty to the belief that acrylics are bad for your nails, they actually make them stronger. A qualified technician will be ble to explain to you the correct process and advise how to maintain the nails so that there is no damage to your natural nail.
Gel polish chips that's why I want SNS and not fake acrylic nails
Firstly, if your gel polish is not lasting at least 14 days without chipping then something is wrong. It could either be the application process from your nail technician or you could be doing something with your nails which is causing the top layer to crack allowing for moisture to get in under the gel which will cause it to chip and lift.
Why E&B prefer acrylic nails over SNS/dip powder
The old school, traditional acrylic nail technique is the same as SNS/dip powder technique. It can be applied to the natural nail or to a nail extension and comes in a variety of different colours that allows for a non-chip colour.
Acrylic vs. Dip Powder - Application and ingredients compared
1. Natural nail is prepared by having the cuticles and shine removed
Why are your prices more than the "Aisan" salons?
Unlike other salons I use locally sourced productswhere possible. This is a reflection in the quality of the enhancements. Most salons that operate similar to a sweat shop generally use products that contain MMA which is a banned chemical. Unlike other salons all of my products are on display so that you can see exactly whatI am using on you. None of my products contain MMA. This chemical makes the nails dry faster and also removes the flexibility of the acrylic which is why somed people find that acrylics are "bad" for their nails. Acrylic powders that have MA in them are also cheaper and tend to come from overseas countries where MMA nail enhancements are not yet banned.