There has been a spate of professional acrylic dip systems released in the last year or so, perhaps due to the sudden increase in client interest and demand. There’s no question that acrylic dip systems have made a comeback, and received a bit of an update in the process. Years ago, we did not have all these beautiful colors to choose from!
I love this enhancement service and highly recommend trying it if you have not already. My recommendation for professional users is the Gelish Dip system. Check out my recent results with this system:
I trimmed my nails a few weeks ago, and used Gelish Dip to protect them as they grew out again. When I was at the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies over the summer, the Gelish rep suggested that I try using Simple Sheer (instead of the Clear As Day powder I had used previously) for wearing on long natural nails with no polish. So I finally purchased some and applied it, and I think the results look very natural.
While I recommend Gelish Dip, there are other professional options to hit the market in 2016 and 2017. Recently Nails Magazine Readers voted for their favorite dip system for 2017, and the top three were:
Notice that SNS Nails is not on the list!
Home and pro users can find a couple different options at Sally Beauty:
I haven’t tried any of these except for the Gelish Dip system. If you have, please let me know your thoughts! Also, check out Part 1 of this series, explaining what SNS Nails really are… and what they aren’t!