Dip powders

#1
Hi all, I specialise in shellac polish on hands and feet only. I am looking to introduce a dipping treatment. Ones I have come across are Cuccio/Kiara Sky and SNS. What would most people suggest? Do i also need a qualification for this? I've been accredited with mani, pedi and gel polish so far. Also, if i want to avoid buying too many dipping colours can i use a clear dip powder and apply gel polish on top? Thanks
 

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#2
Do a quick search on Dipping Powders above and you should find plenty of information as it does crop up quite a lot in here

In the meantime, I did the training course for Cuccio's Powder Dip. I would ask your insurance company if it's a requirement to do the training, but I would always recommend training for a new system anyway and this is a very different technique.

To be perfectly honest with you, I rarely use it now! It was a novelty in the beginning but it didn't suit everyone. I now use other products that I'm getting better results from.

You can use it under gel polish, but as before, I think there are better overlay options. It isn't easy to build an apex with so you tend to get very flat nails with it. A lot of people have had trouble gel getting their top coats to stay on. You can't use normal gel polish top coat. You can either use a non gel polish top coat (can't see the point in this to be honest as it won't last), or you can use a hard gel top coat. I haven't had any problems using Salon Services UV top coat though.
 

#3
Do a quick search on Dipping Powders above and you should find plenty of information as it does crop up quite a lot in here

In the meantime, I did the training course for Cuccio's Powder Dip. I would ask your insurance company if it's a requirement to do the training, but I would always recommend training for a new system anyway and this is a very different technique.

To be perfectly honest with you, I rarely use it now! It was a novelty in the beginning but it didn't suit everyone. I now use other products that I'm getting better results from.

You can use it under gel polish, but as before, I think there are better overlay options. It isn't easy to build an apex with so you tend to get very flat nails with it. A lot of people have had trouble gel getting their top coats to stay on. You can't use normal gel polish top coat. You can either use a non gel polish top coat (can't see the point in this to be honest as it won't last), or you can use a hard gel top coat. I haven't had any problems using Salon Services UV top coat though.
Usually people have problems with gel on dip powder because the surface is buffed too smooth before application. But I love your insight because I've been on the fence about offering dip at my new salon. Dip powder is literally acrylic powder dipped with super glue and I've always hated the process of learning to do dip powder. The area I live in is a country town who thinks dip powder is all the rage so that's all I do right now and I still haven't fallen in love with the process of doing dip. From my research I've learned that its on the thin line of being unsanitary and plus it's a mess. To be honest, I think I would rather focus on gel and acrylic extensions.
 
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