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Dipping Powder - The EM's way

Dipped nails, also known as dip powder nails, have become increasingly popular due to their durability and long-lasting results. This manicure technique involves applying a pigmented powder to the nails, creating a glossy and chip-resistant finish. If you want to make the most of your dipped nails and ensure they last as long as possible, check for these steps if they are properly done at the nail salon.



1. Proper Nail Preparation:

The key to a long-lasting dipped nail manicure starts with proper nail preparation. Before applying the dip powder, the technician will make sure your nails are clean and free of any oils, lotions, or nail polish residue. It is important to gently push back your cuticles and buff the nail surface to create a smooth canvas for the powder to adhere to. This step ensures optimal bonding between the natural nail and the dip powder, promoting longevity.


2. Apply Base Coat and Top Coat:

The manicurist can enhance the durability of your dipped nails by applying a high-quality base coat and top coat. The base coat acts as a foundation, providing an additional layer of protection for your natural nails. It also helps the dip powder adhere better. Similarly, a top coat seals and protects the dip powder, preventing chipping and adding shine.


After the dipping session is completed, it is crucial to remember these tips to enjoy your dipped nail for the longest time:


A Be Mindful of Water Exposure:

While dipped nails are generally more water-resistant than traditional nail polish, excessive water exposure can still weaken the manicure. Prolonged soaking in water, such as taking long baths or frequent swimming, can cause the dip powder to lift and chip. To keep your manicure intact, wear protective gloves when doing dishes or engaging in activities that involve prolonged water contact. This simple precaution can significantly extend the lifespan of your dipped nails.

B. Moisturize Regularly:

Keeping your nails and cuticles moisturized is vital for maintaining the longevity of your dipped nails. Dryness can cause the dip powder to become brittle and lead to premature chipping. Apply a cuticle oil or a moisturizing nail and cuticle cream daily to keep the nails and surrounding skin hydrated. This helps promote healthy nail growth and prevents the dip powder from lifting.

C. Avoid Excessive Force or Pressure:

To ensure your dipped nails last, it's important to be mindful of how you use your hands. Avoid using your nails as tools for opening cans, scratching surfaces, or prying objects. Excessive force or pressure can cause the dip powder to crack or lift. Instead, use proper tools and techniques for such tasks to maintain the integrity of your manicure.

D. Remember The Color's Name

At EM Nails & Beauty Salon, we offer extended warranty for dipped nails from 3 days to 10. In need of a nail fix, our technicians are willing to re-dip the "broken" ones. Remembering the color's name or storing an image of the color jar in your phone is highly recommended, hence, we are able to make it matching.


Dipped nails offer a durable and beautiful manicure option that can last for weeks with proper care. By following these tips, you can maximize the lifespan of your dipped nails and enjoy a long-lasting, chip-free manicure. Remember to prepare your nails properly, use a base coat and top coat, protect your nails from excessive water exposure, moisturize regularly, avoid excessive force or pressure, and schedule regular maintenance appointments. With these practices in place, your dipped nails will continue to look fabulous and well-groomed for an extended period.



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