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SNS Nails: A Product Guide to Healthier Nails

What is SNS?

SNS is short for Signature Nail Systems and is the brand behind the world's first dip powder system. That's why SNS nails are synonymous with dip powder nails!

Since then, SNS has continuously launched nail products in line with their original mission. That mission is create solutions for women to be able to enjoy beauty without causing harm to their health. 

Today, SNS produces dipping powder, gel polish, nail lacquer, and nail art products. Check out this timeline to see how it all began and how far we've come. 

If you've ever had trouble navigating our extensive range of products, then this is for you. This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about the products and innovations that make SNS an irreplaceable brand in the nail industry. 

Why Choose SNS?

Before we look at the products, let's look at some of the reasons why nail technicians and clients worldwide choose SNS over other brands.

Healthier Formula

Our low-chemical formulations protect the health of both clients and nail technicians.

Cruelty Free

None of our products are tested on our furry friends - never have and never will be!

Vegan Friendly

None of the ingredients we use are made or derived from animals.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA to ensure the highest accuracy and world class colour pigment production in the SNS nail innovation lab.

Quick & Easy Soak-Off

Nail damage often occurs during removal but not with SNS which is easily removed thanks to The SNS Formula.


SNS Nail Products

We're always striving to do better. Every product created aims to benefit all users - clients and nail technicians.

The Original Dip Powder System

If you didn't already know, SNS invented the original dip powder system for nails. That's why dip powder nails are generally referred to as "SNS nails". And SNS is still the leader, being voted "Best Dip Powder System" consecutively for three years by NAILPRO Magazine's 60,000+ professional readers.

SNS Badges for "Rated #1 for Healthy, Stronger Nails by Consumers Worldwide", and 2018, 2019, 2020 NailPro Magazine Reader's Choice for the best dip powder system.

Dip Powder offers a way for you to enjoy long-lasting wear from your manicure without damaging your natural nails over time. They’re a healthier approach to nails. 

SNS Dipping Powder System Product Ranges

SNS dip powder nails are a 2-part process and require liquid and powder products.

Dipping Liquids

Read our guide on how to use each of the dip liquids for the best results for your dip powder nails.

Dipping Powders

See our ultimate guide on navigating the SNS colour systems.

Dipping Powder Kits

Want to get started? Check to see which SNS nail kit you need.

Nail Art with Dipping Powder

Look how effortless ombre nail art is with Air Ombre™.

Benefits of the SNS Dip Powder System

When applied properly, the finished SNS Dipping Powder application is strong, durable, flexible, odour free, has a natural feel, requires no UV light, is hypoallergenic, protects the real nail and is healthy for the nail bed.

Comparison table showing the benefits of acrylics vs. gel nails vs. SNS dipping powders.

SNS products are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from the toxic chemicals known to cause damage not only to your nails but also to your overall health.

In addition to offering a system that helps reduce the chemical load and resulting damage to the nails, the SNS Dipping Powder bases and sealers are enriched with no less than 5 nutrients and antioxidants: 

  • Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps the nail bed repel bacteria and viruses, while also protecting nails against UV damage.
  • Vitamin E is a nutrient and protector for the nail bed: it helps neutralise free radicals which damage the cells, and strengthens the immune system
  • Vitamin B5 has powerful abilities to regenerate the nail bed, making the tissue more solid and elastic. It also provides a protective barrier against harm.
  • Vitamin D3 boosts elasticity of the tissues and stimulates collagen production while helping to replenish the cells and maintain their natural moisture levels.
  • Calcium is an essential component for cell regeneration and tissue strength. It also has a protective function stimulating the production of natural antioxidants to preserve cell health.

The SNS dipping powder system actively improves the health of the nail!

A key difference between SNS dipping powders and other brands, is the addition of benzoyl peroxide. 

When it comes to the act of dipping, you might have worries about the chances of getting infection. SNS incorporates a common ingredient ‘benzoyl peroxide’ in all dip powders. Benzoyl peroxide inhibits the growth of any bacteria thereby eliminating any possibility of cross-contamination and infection. SNS is the safest option for dip powder nails.

SNS Dip Powder Application

The concept of dipping powders is simple. Dip powder nails are created by layering a liquid adhesive on the nail and then quickly dipping the nail into colour dipping powder.

These layers are then bonded together with an activator before being sealed for protection and shine with a top coat specifically designed for dip powder applications.

Check out our easy-to-follow, in-depth tutorial on how to apply SNS nails for beginners.

SNS Dip Powder Removal

Removing SNS dip powder nails is easy, especially compared to other manicures. There's less chemicals involved with the dip powder system. Acetone is able to penetrate the layers and soften the dip powder. And there's no heavy drilling required!

Gel Polish & Nail Lacquer Products

We do more than just dipping powder. SNS also carries gel polishes and nail lacquers. The best part? They're also Vegan & Cruelty-free - like the rest of our products.

Gelstar™ Gel Polish

GelStar™ has all the benefits of gels, with far less damage to the nail bed. This exciting product line contains Vitamin E and Calcium to nourish the natural nail bed. Application of SNS GelStar is fast and easy, and no alcohol is needed for the top.

Benefits of Gelstar™:
  • Healthier Nails
  • Durable 14-Day Wear
  • Includes Vitamin E and Calcium
  • Brilliant, Mirror Surface
  • Easy Application
  • No Alcohol Needed for Top
  • Fast Removal
  • Matches over 500 Gelous Colors in Dip Powder and Nail Lacquer
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

‍Gelstar™ gel polish colours are part of the SNS MasterMatch colour system. They match Gelous Color dipping powders, and SNS Nail Lacquers.

Basics 1+1 Gel Polish & Nail Lacquer Duo Sets

Sometimes we just need the basics! SNS understands that salons sometimes seek a lower-cost way to introduce the SNS brand to clients. That’s why SNS Basics 1+1 was created. It’s a simple and inexpensive system that originally came with TWO matching products: SNS Basics 1+1 Lacquer and SNS Basics 1+1 Gel.

Benefits of Basics 1+1 Gel Polish & Nail Lacquer Duo Sets
  • Can provide manicures and pedicures, confident that the colours will match every time
  • 150 colours - matching with Fabulous Dip, and 2-in-1 Dip & Acrylic Powder
  • Brilliant colour with buildable coverage
  • Over 14 days of wear
  • Easy to apply
  • Easy to remove
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

Nail Lacquer

SNS Nail Lacquers are your regular, air-drying nail polishes. Our formula is Vegan and Cruelty-free, and provides unbelievable colour and shine. SNS Nail Lacquers are available in over 500 colours that match MasterMatch nail products - Gelous Color Dipping Powder, and Gelstar™ gel polishes.

Benefits of SNS Nail Lacquer
  • Over 500 beautiful colours
  • Great long-wear for pedicures
  • Easy to apply
  • Matches with Gelous Color dipping powder and Gelstar polishes
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free

Nail Art with SNS

To meet all your creative demands, SNS has created products to make nail art easier and less time-consuming. Anyone can be a nail artist with SNS Nail Art products.

SNS Dolo™ Instant Marble Inks

Dolo™ is the amazing new Instant Marble product from SNS. With Dolo™ it takes just seconds to create a stunningly professional marbling service. Yet these lovely nails last for up to 3+ weeks.

Every Dolo™ nail is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. And with 10 colour options, your creative possibilities are endless. DOLO is designed for SNS Dipping powders but also works with gels & acrylics too!

Watch this short tutorial to see how easy it is to create beautiful marble designs in a matter of seconds.

B‍enefits of Dolo™
  • Creates marble nail designs effortlessly and in seconds
  • 10 colours to create an infinite number of combinations
  • Fast-drying
  • Easy to apply

‍Nail Art Glitters

SNS Professional Tools

  • Acrylic Files
  • French Dip Mould
  • UV/LED Hybrid Lamp
  • Glass Bottle Holder
  • Plastic Hand Rest‍
  • Replacement Brushes