Signature Nail Systems, also called dip powder, is the most recent trend in women’s cosmetic, outcompeting the once popular gel nails.
When it comes to applying color to nails for aesthetics, there are a variety of options: basic polish, acrylics, gel, SNS and some variation of the options listed.
But why the sudden popularity of SNS? Some might agree that SNS nails are winning the popularity battle because of the longevity and the durability this new method has on applying color to nails.
“We dip each finger in the colored powder over a period of three layers,” said Tyler Le, owner of Luxury Nail Spa on North College Street, explaining the process of SNS. “This process lasts longer and leads to no damaged nails.”
The past trend in nails was gel, but because of the possibilities of harmful radiation, SNS has become a healthier option for natural nails. Le even recommends SNS over gel to his clients because it “lasts longer on [the] natural nail and can be removed at home.”
An employee at Envy Nail Spa on Moore’s Mill Road also said SNS is more popular now. The employee also said it “lasts better and stays better.”
Although SNS is slightly more expensive and application takes longer, the employee at Envy Nail Spa adds that SNS can last over two weeks and up to four weeks; whereas, gel typically lasts two weeks.
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“SNS stays on longer, and it’s thicker so it gives your nail more shape,” said Ivey Jacobs, sophomore in pre-nursing.
“SNS helps to make my nails grow faster,” said Karoline Gray, sophomore in pre-public relations.
Whether you are already on the SNS bandwagon, SNS is making strides in popularity among many in the Auburn community and especially among students.
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