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SNS Blog: Healthy Nails

  1. All About Dip Powder: A Healthy Alternative to Acrylic Nails 

    All About Dip Powder: A Healthy Alternative to Acrylic Nails 
    If you like a durable and long-lasting manicure and always opt for acrylic nails, you may be missing out on one of the best trends -- dip powder nails. Dip has the durability of acrylic and the flexibility of gel, but without all the harmful chemicals and potential damage to the nail bed. Whether you're having your nails done professionally or doing your own dip powder at home, the end result is longer-lasting with brilliant shine. When it comes to lasting power, dip powder can even outlast acrylic nails, making it an ideal alternative to acrylics. As a pioneer of dip powder for the past 30 years, SNS super-charged the benefits of dip powder...
  2. Surprising Things Your Nails Say About Your Health

    Surprising Things Your Nails Say About Your Health
    Changes in your nail texture or constant tearing and breakage can really put a damper on your manicure, but if you didn’t already know, your nails may actually be trying to tell you something. Your nails are often a direct reflection of your overall health, and changes in texture, color, and appearance may mean there’s an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. If you notice changes in your nails, this guide can help you get to the bottom of what may be causing it, how to fix it, and when it may be time to see a healthcare professional. Dry & Brittle Dry, brittle nails which crack and split easily are one of the most common...
  3. Why You Should be Using the Nutri-plus™ Line in Your Salon

    Why You Should be Using the Nutri-plus™ Line in Your Salon
    Over the past 30 years, SNS has produced an unrivaled array of colors, dip powders, and gels, radiating with richness and depth. At SNS, we believe health goes hand in hand with beauty -- and with SNS Nutri-Plus™system your clients can have both. Our commitment to healthy, beautiful nails has led us to this innovative system unlike any other in the industry. This includes dip powders, gels, and bases and sealers loaded with powerful, nutrient rich ingredients to nourish the nail beds, promote healthy growth, and ensure a beautiful, long-lasting finish. It's imperative that you use our bases and sealers when applying the Gelous Color dip...
  4. SNS's Ingredients Explained: Our Commitment to Healthy, Beautiful Nails

    SNS's Ingredients Explained: Our Commitment to Healthy, Beautiful Nails
    Reading the ingredient list on your products and cosmetics can seem complicated and many of us may not actually know what those words even mean. Unfortunately, many of the nail products you have at home may contain harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals that can cause an array of health issues, especially with prolonged use. That's why it's so important you know what's in your products and what you're actually putting on your body. The good news is, SNSbelieves health is as equally important as beauty, and our mission has led us to create an innovative dip powder system, SNS Nutri-Plus™, which makes nails not only beautiful but stronger...
  5. How to Make Your Manicure Last Longer

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    Spending a good chunk of your hard-earned money on a manicure in the salon, (or time spent, if you’re a DIYer) only to have it chipping or peeling within a couple of days is pretty upsetting. Of course a mani isn’t forever, but we all want our manis to last as long as possible. Here are some tips that will ensure your manicure can remain intact for much longer. Use High Quality, Nourishing Products Nails that are weak and brittle tend to break and split more easily, which in turn can really ruin your manicure. Keep your nails at their optimal health and your manicure looking its best by using high quality products. SNS prides...
  6. How to Prevent Your Nails From Breaking

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    The frustration of spending time on a professional or at-home manicure only to have a nail break shortly after is maddening. The culprit? Dry, brittle nails are almost always the reason. If you find your nails are constantly breaking, don’t dismay — there are a few lifestyle changes that will ensure your nails stay healthy and strong, reducing the chances of breakage. Continue below for the best tips for optimal nail health, as well as which habits to break, so your nails won’t. Diet If you weren’t already aware, the nutrients we put into our bodies have a direct link to our outward appearance — including your hair,...
  7. How to Safely Remove Dip Powder at Home

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    Dip powder manicures are incredibly popular right now, and we totally understand why. Besides for its simple application and zero drying time, it can last longer than other manicure methods on the market. With proper care, a dip powder manicure will last 2 weeks, and often longer. Because of its strength and durability, dip powder manicures need to be properly removed to avoid damage and breakage. When it’s time for a fresh manicure, it can be tempting to pick at or force off the old dip powder manicure, but by doing so you can actually peel off layers of your nail. This can cause damage to your nail beds, making your nails weak...
  8. Best Practices for Safety and Hygiene in the Salon: Advice to Salon Techs and Owners

    Best Practices for Safety and Hygiene in the Salon: Advice to Salon Techs and Owners
    When working in a salon, you want to ensure your clients have the best possible experience, but it’s also incredibly important that your salon is a safe and hygienic environment for everyone. Not only is it the law, but poor hygiene and cleaning habits put you and your clients at risk of infection and disease. The use of certain products may contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health. It’s vital that you follow proper protocols in your salon regarding safety and hygiene to protect the health of the staff, as well as the customers. Here we will share some of the best advice and practices to follow in your salon to ensure...
  9. 4 Easy Hacks for Healthier Nails

    4 Easy Hacks for Healthier Nails
    Good nails make us feel sexy, youthful, and more put together. A lot of us associate perfect nails with our bi-monthly trip to the nail salon. But did you know that most of your crucial nail maintenance is formed by your daily habits? In addition to our lifestyle choices, our stylistic choices at the nail salon have a big impact on the overall health of our natural nails. Have your healthiest hands and feet yet with these 4 easy hacks that will keep your nails in tip-top shape! Take your vitamins daily. If you aren’t eating enough fatty proteins, nuts or veggies, keeping consistent with your vitamins guarantees that you are...
  10. The Best Foods and Vitamins For Long, Strong, and Healthy Nails

    The Best Foods and Vitamins For Long, Strong, and Healthy Nails
    Your nails can tell you a lot about your diet and your health. Vitamin deficiencies will often show up on your nails in changes of texture, strength, and appearance. By incorporating the right vitamins and nutrients into your diet, as well as taking care of your nails from the outside with regular manicures, you can ensure your nails are long, strong, and healthy. Biotin When you think of hair, skin, and nail vitamins, biotin is the one that probably comes to mind. It’s a B-complex vitamin that can strengthen brittle nails, helping them grow longer and stronger. While there are many biotin supplements on the market, you can also...
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