Are you tired of traditional manicures that chip within days? Looking for a long-lasting and durable alternative? Look no further than dip powder nails! This innovative nail technique has taken the beauty world by storm, offering a gorgeous, long-lasting manicure that can withstand the test of time. In this beginner's guide, we'll walk you through the essentials you'll need to get started with dip powder nails.
What You'll Need:
1. Dip Powder Color of Choice: The first step is to select your desired dip powder color. From bold and vibrant shades to subtle and elegant hues, options are unlimited. Choose a color that matches your style and personality to create stunning manicures.
2. Dip Powder Liquids: To achieve a flawless dip powder application, you'll need three key liquids: a bonding agent or base coat (Step #1 Pro Base), an activating liquid (Step #2 Activator), and a top coat (Step #3 Finish Gel). These liquids work together to create a strong bond, ensuring your manicure lasts.
3. Tool Kit: Having the right tools makes all the difference in achieving a professional-looking dip powder manicure. Invest in our dip powder tool kit that includes essentials like a nail file, buffing block, cuticle pusher, and brush. These tools will help you prepare, shape, and perfect your nails.
4. Removal Kit: While dip powder nails are known for their durability, there will come a time when you want to change or remove your manicure. Investing in a removal kit will make the process much easier and gentler on your nails. Our removal kit includes our Non-Whitening Acetone, two Nail Spa Soak Bowls, and two Dual Sided Nail Files.
Luckily we offer an Essential Dip Powder Starter Kit where you can get all of the above together in one kit!
Step-by-Step Guide to Dip Powder Application:
1. Prepare your nails: Start by shaping your nails to your desired length and gently pushing back your cuticles. Use a nail file to gently buff the surface of your natural nails, creating a slight texture to help the dip powder adhere better.
2. Apply the Pro Base: Apply a thin layer of the bonding agent or Pro Base to one nail at a time. Immediately dip your nail into the color powder at a 45-degree angle and tap off any excess. Repeat this step for each nail.
3. Activate the powder: Once all your nails have been dipped, use a brush to remove any excess powder. Next, dip your brush into the activating liquid and brush it onto your nails, starting from the cuticle area and moving towards the tip. This step activates the powder and creates a strong bond.
4. Repeat the process: Repeat the dipping and activating steps one or two more times, depending on the desired opacity and thickness of your manicure. Remember to brush off any excess powder between each dip.
5. Apply the Finish Gel: After your final dip, it's time to seal and protect your nails with a layer of top coat. Apply a generous coat of the Finish Gel, ensuring you cover the entire surface of each nail. This will give your manicure a glossy and long-lasting finish.
6. Let it dry: Allow your nails to air dry for a few minutes until they're completely dry to the touch. Avoid touching or bumping your nails during this time to prevent any smudging or damage.
Dip Powder Removal:
When you're ready to remove or change your dip powder manicure, follow these steps:
1. Prepare your nails by gently buffing the surface to break the seal of the top coat.
2. Fill the bottom of your Nail Spa Bowls with warm water and the individual slots in the top with the Non-Whitening Acetone.
3. Rest your fingers into the respective slots in your Nail Spa and let your nails soak for about 10-15 minutes to allow the dip powder to loosen.
4. Use a cuticle pusher or orange stick to gently scrape off the softened dip powder.
5. Finish by buffing your nails and applying cuticle oil to nourish and hydrate your nails.
With these steps and essential tools at your disposal, you're now ready to embark on your dip powder nail journey. Enjoy long-lasting, flawless manicures that will leave your friends in awe! Experiment with different colors, techniques, and designs to express your unique style. Happy dipping!