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SNS Blog: Nail Tips

  1. 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. 

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  2. The Tried and True Classic: The French Manicure 

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    Nail art trends have come a long way and the effects can be amazing, but one thing’s for certain -- the French manicure is timeless, and it’s definitely not going anywhere. Contrary to what you may think, the French manicure was first coined in America, not France, by Jeff Pink in 1970s Hollywood. The flesh colored polish and elegant white tip proved to be the perfect solution to seamless transitions for wardrobe changes. Pink then took this essential nail look to Paris to use on models in fashion shows. On his return, he called it the French Manicure.  

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  3. Fall Nail Ideas You Need to Try

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    When the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to change up your mani. — Bring back some of the season’s classics with dark, rich colors and warm earth tones or try out one of the new unexpected trends for fall. From bold colors to seasonal nail art, the creative possibilities are endless. If you don’t know where to start and you’re in need of some inspiration, here are ten of our favorite fall manicures we’re falling hard for. You just may end up trying them all. 

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  4. 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 and brittle. It’s best to leave the removal to professionals, but sometimes you can’t wait, we get it. There are safe and effective methods you can use that won’t damage your nails, that you can do at home.

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  5. The Spookiest Halloween Nail Art Inspo

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    The spookiest time of the year is upon us, and we have to say, it’s one of our favorites. Whether you’re donning a costume this Halloween or not, there’s no reason you can’t get festive with Halloween-inspired nail art. These nails are scary enough to hold their own weight, but can be a great accessory to any costume or Halloween. From bloody French tips, to the classic orange and black, here are the most hauntingly perfect nails of the season, all created using SNS products. 

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  6. 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 your customers leave happy and everyone is healthy and safe.

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  7. 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!

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  8. How a Nail Salon Addict Can Keep Their Nails Healthy

    How a Nail Salon Addict Can Keep Their Nails Healthy

    You know you’re a nail salon addict when you recognize the name of the nail polish your friends are wearing before they can tell you. Or you’re always on the hunt for new design ideas for your next look. We can relate!  When obsessed with all things nails, doing stuff outside the box comes easy to you.  From sexy glams to neutral nails and neon nails with art, you want to bring more charm to your routine without compromising on nail health.

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  9. How SNS Provides a Healthy Safe UV Gel Manicure

    How SNS Provides a Healthy Safe UV Gel Manicure

    Shiny, smooth, and colorful, gel nails will last you through weddings, vacations, and busy work weeks. The process of getting these perfect nails requires the use of ultraviolet light to harden the gel polish. Some of our customers ask us about the risks of exposure to UV light.

    To help dispel your doubts, we have put together this blog detailing everything you need to know about gel manicures, UV exposure, and how our SNS Healthy GelStar and new hybrid lamps minimize risk.

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