What is SNS?
“SNS is a nail dipping system that uses a brush-on gel base on the nail, which is then dipped in a powder. The powder comes in natural pink and white for a french manicure look, as well as a range of colours,” The powder, which also lends strength to the nails, consists of organically-processed chemicals Benzoyl Peroxide, Titatum Dioxide, Acrylic Ester Polymer.
What are the benefits?
SNS is a very popular choice for both consumers and nail technicians, for multiple reasons. Here are the main ones:
1. It looks natural.
There are multiple aesthetic benefits of getting SNS. It looks natural, and is thinner than other options like shellac and acrylic nails.
2. It’s strong, but feels light.
It’s more durable yet more flexible than traditional acrylics, and the powder provides more strength than many gels.
“SNS also feels ‘lighter’ on the nail. It is a quick and easy application, an advantage for both nail technicians and clients, and there is less filing, which means less dust and less drilling than many other products,”
3. It doesn’t require UV lights to set.
Unlike shellac, SNS doesn’t require UV lights to bond it to the nail.
How do you maintain it?
To remove SNS manicures, the gel surface is sanded off before the nails are soaked in acetone but, you can maintain the nails for as long as you like, although she recommends refills every two to three weeks depending on your lifestyle and the care of your nails.
“The product itself does not cause damage to the nail. As with any nail enhancement, the damage is done in the removal,” she adds.
“If the product is are peeled off it removes layers of the natural nail, causing it to weaken and peel or break. When removed correctly and carefully by a professional the nail should remain intact.”
Have you tried SNS on your nails? What did you think?