January 29, 2019

Newest Nail Trend…..Dipped Nails

Dip Powder Nails

Hays Academy is excited to announce the addition of the newest nail trend in the industry….dipped nails or otherwise known as powdered polish!  If you have been scrolling through instagram lately I’m sure you’ve seen this newest trend hitting the nail industry.  Although this new trend is the hottest thing it has actually been around since the 1980’s!  We have had many questions about this latest trend and thought we will tell you what we know!  So here are some of the most commonly asked questions:

What are Dipped Nails

The name dip basically explains the process.  A base coat is applied and then the nail is dipped into a power that dries almost instantly.  This step is repeated several times depending on thickness desired.  The nail is then buffed for a smooth shine and finish. This procedure can be done over natural nails or can be done over tips to extend the length of the nail.  The powders for the dip procedure come in a variety of colors giving the guest plenty of options for a long lasting manicure.

How long do they last?

Dipped nails will last anywhere from 2-3 weeks.  The removal process is similar to that of a gel manicure or acrylic nail removal.

How do Dipped Nails compare?

The dip system sits between a gel manicure and an acrylic manicure.  Dip nails are a little stronger and longer lasting than gel polish however not as strong as acrylics.  Therefore they are a great alternative for someone needing something stronger than a gel polish but not quite as strong as an acrylic.  The other benefit of dip nails over acrylic is that the dip nails have no odor compared to the strong odor presented by acrylics.

What is the cost?

The cost falls in between a gel polish and an acrylic application.  At Hays Academy the price of a dip application over the natural nails is $20 and with tips is $25.  For an additional $5 you can add your favorite gel polish on the top!