What nail trend is popular these days?

Nail enhancements near me range from acrylic to gels to fiberglass and silk wraps. The application, strength, and longevity of each enhancement vary. There are a few different nail enhancements you can get from any nail salon in Rochester.


SNS nails aren’t new, but they haven’t been hugely popular until recent years. If you’re looking to switch your fingernail game up a bit, find out everything you need to know about SNS—a new, natural option for nail enhancements Rochester MN.

What Is SNS?

SNS stands for Signature Nail Systems. It is a branded powder-dipping system, accompanied by a brush-on, gel-based polish. 

SNS comes in an array of colors and shades and consists of benzoyl peroxide, titanium dioxide, acrylic ester polymer, vitamin E and calcium. 

How Is SNS Applied To Your Nails?

SNS nails rely on powder rather than layers of gel. The process of applying SNS nails is fairly simple. Let’s break it down: 

  1. Your nails are filed and shaped then cleansed with a primer.
  2. The nail technician applies a coat of resin on the nail plate. 
  3. Dips each nail into the colored powder, and secures the color with a bonding liquid.
  4. The process is repeated a number of times to create the required strength and structure. 
  5. Finally there’s the glossy top coat to give the look its luster and shine.

It will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour for the SNS application.

SNS nails cannot be infilled, so when you have regrowth you will have to do a full removal and re-application.

Wondering what NexGen nails are? Seen the dipping powder in all nail salons near me but never tried it? Get the best out of your trip to the nail salon with NexGen Nail System!

What is NexGen?

The most popular brand of dip powder is NexGen. There are a lot of competitors, but this was the one recommended at every nail salon near me and through my own research seems to be the best dipping brand available. 

NexGen is similar to Acrylic. The application is just very different. Your nail is first coated with a base and then your nail is dipped into a powder. If you love watching nail videos on Instagram and YouTube, then you must admit, the process of NexGen is pretty cool. Just like with acrylic powders, you can choose the color you want your nails to be. There are so many ways to pretty-up your manicure, and you can be just as creative with NexGen nails as you can with acrylic – just without the damage to your nail beds.