If you haven’t been on the wave of SNS nails, let me fill you in, mmk! So I started getting SNS Nails several months ago, had a trial and error season before I found a place I absolutely love and am now a regular at in Charlotte, NC.
So it’s a dip powder that you dip your nail into after a adhesive/activator polish is applied to each nail and then another coat of the activator polish is applied and then each nail is dipped in the color powder of your choice ; you get a couple layers of that applied to each nail before it’s again sealed with another coat of activator polish and then a gel nail polish and then a couple coats of polish to seal the powder as well. The claim is the powder contains vitamins making it a healthier option for your nails ....I don’t know about the vitamins but I do know that my nails don’t feel weak or brittle upon removal. By the way, you remove the SNS powder like you would remove gel polish; with Acetone. My nail lady does fill ins with SNS shhh, lol ALOT of nail salons won’t do fill ins but my nail tech does! Honestly, I love my nails even more after getting a fill in. Now, while I do love SNS and prefer that over any other nail service, I have experienced some minor cracking of at most 1 nail, but I also do a lot with my hands in a given day and sometimes I hit it on things because I can be a bit clumsy, but I’m guaranteed to keep the SNS on my nails for at least 3-4 weeks ; no issues with color being and looking worn, I still have shine on my nails, and I’ve always gotten compliments on my nails 😊😊👌🏽 .
I will say that getting SNS is not necessarily a cheaper option, the price point for a full set is $35 where I go and a fill in is $30, that’s actually cheaper than I’ve been able to find in an actual salon. Also, SNS can be applied over your natural nail or nail extensions; I have mine applied over my natural nail ALWAYS. Its also not a real quick nail service; it can be about the same amount of time as an acrylic full set depending on who does your nails; mine are guaranteed to take at least an hour, because my nail tech is very detail oriented and I love it and she never rushes!
if you’ve never tried SNS before I’d say give it a try and see how you like it!