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What are Quick Dip nails?



Looking for a nail system that lasts longer than Gel Polish? Look no further than Quick Dip nails. Although the Quick Dip trend isn’t new, a recent increase of social posts is rocketing the service, making it a more popular choice for clients and Nail Techs alike. Who doesn’t want a manicure that lasts a full two weeks?


What are Quick Dip/Powder Dip nails?

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Diet Acrylic’ quick dip nail systems are a happy medium between a manicure and acrylics. A simple system that requires a base coat adhesive applied to the tip or natural nail, then while still wet the nail is dipped into the acrylic powder which hardens when the monomer interacts chemically with powders. This process is then repeated 2-3 times to build a strong enhancement. Activator is then applied to harden the nail. A quick buff, polish and voila a perfectly manicured set in less than an hour!


What are the benefits Quick Dip/Powder Dip nails?

The ‘Quick Nails’ system enables the nail technician to create beautifully strong nails in less than 1 hour.

This can be used over tips or as natural nail overlays.

Dip systems require fewer tools, no mess and no fuss


How to perform Quick Dip/Powder Dip nails

  1. Prepare the nails with a dry manicure including cuticle work, filing and buffing
  2. Once the nails are prepared apply nail tips if required
  3. Apply base coat/adhesive to the nails
  4. Dip the wet nails into the powder
  5. Tap and brush off excess powder
  6. Repeat process until you achieve desired coverage (usually 2-3 times)
  7. Apply activator to Harden the nail
  8. Buff and polish


How to remove Quick Dip/Powder Dip nails

Quick dip nails should be removed according to the following process:-

  1. Clip the artificial nails to the length of the natural nail below.
  2. File the acrylic layer thin using the 100 grit file, without damaging the natural nail.
  3. Fill a glass dish with pure acetone, and leave the nails to soak for several minutes.
  4. Using a tissue, quickly wipe off the substance that has now softened,. The 180 grit of the file can also be used to cautiously file away the substance.
  5. Once the nails have been removed, the hands should be washed and a manicure treatment provided. For the first few hours following the removal of the acrylic, the nails will feel weak. This sensation will disappear by itself. It is recommended that once the nails have been removed, a nail hardener be used. The nail will then recover more quickly! If the acrylic layer is removed for the application of a new overlay, no manicure treatment should be provided. This will simply make the nails moist and greasy, and the new acrylic layer will not adhere well, and the risk of fungal infection will increase.


Our Online Quick Dip course is the perfect go to for theory and practical application of these systems. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and receive an accredited diploma. 



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