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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Gel or Dip Powder Manicure: Which is Right For You?

    Gel or Dip Powder Manicure: Which is Right For You?
    If you’re on the search for a manicure that is long lasting and will hold up in your day to day life, then we may have a solution for you. Traditional polish manicures don’t last very long and tend to chip easily. Both gel and dip powder have the lasting power that may just be what you’re looking for. But which one is right for you? We’ll break down everything there is to know about gel polish and dip powder, so you can choose the option that fits your needs and lifestyle best. What is a Gel manicure? A gel manicure is applied similarly to conventional nail polish in a three-step process and is cured under UV lamps. Zero...
  5. Pink and White Manicures with Dip Powder

    Pink and White Manicures with Dip Powder
    Get ready to revamp your manicure routine with dip powders available in an endless selection of fascinating textures and colors. As one of the biggest nail trends of 2021, these fine powders are long-lasting, quick-drying, and healthier for your natural nails. ‘Pink and whites’, which is the ever-popular French manicure look consisting of a pink nail base and white tips, are definitely achievable with SNS dip powders. As a matter of fact, SNS was the first to introduce pink and white dip powders nearly 30 years ago. Nail the French Look If you are keen on sporting the ultimate French tip, SNS has some of the finest quality...
  6. 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. Luckily, there are plenty of manageable ways you can take action to maintain nail and skin health. Here we will list ten easy ways to keep your nails healthy and happy, just like...
  7. How to Do Ombré Nails with a Dip Powder Manicure

    How to Do Ombré Nails with a Dip Powder Manicure
    Ombré nails are an extremely popular style that adds some flair to a regular mani. The term ‘ombré’ is French for ‘shaded’, and refers to a transition between two colors, typically a light and dark shade for a dramatic effect. Can’t decide between colors? Ombré is great for the indecisive, as you can have two colors on one nail instead of choosing between them! It’s a great way to express yourself with nail art in a fairly subtle way. And with SNS Air Ombré, you can create this fun look in minutes. The original technique for ombre nails involves using a makeup wedge or brush to apply the powder to only half of the nail....
  8. Are Dip Powder Nails Healthier?

    Are Dip Powder Nails Healthier?
    Addicted to long-lasting manicures but fretting over any potential long-term effects? You’ve probably heard that dip powder manicures are a healthier option and may have some questions about how and why. At SNS, we prioritize health and beauty. We’re proud to explain the healthy improvements of dip over other manicures, and how our Gelous Color dip powder line in particular is developed with specific health benefits for your skin and nails. So, are dip powder nails healthier? The short answer is yes, for several reasons: Durability reduces chipping distress associated with regular manicures. The dip powder process...
  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. What are Gel Manicures? Gel manicures - a popular choice in salons - uses three types of coats dried under a UV or UV/LED lamp. The layers - base,...
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