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"The Benefits of Not Offering Dip Nail Services: Prioritizing Nail Health and Safety"

Dip powder nails have become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to traditional acrylic or gel nails. This process involves applying a base coat (glue), dipping the nails into a pigmented powder, and then sealing the color with a top coat. Many people enjoy the long-lasting, durable finish that dips powder nails provide, as well as the variety of colors and designs available.

However, here at Martini, we feel this service has more risks than benefits and have chosen not to offer it for several reasons.

Dip nails

Dip powder nails can be difficult to remove and may require harsh chemicals or drilling, which can damage the nails. These chemicals are methyl methacrylate,

ethyl methacrylate, and toluene.

Additionally, the nails also have to be prepped and removal of the dip powder and chemicals can lead to infections, damage to the nail bed, and other health issues.

Dipping service also requires clients to dip their fingertips into the same jar of powder as everyone else which to us is a hygiene concern that causes the “double dipping” everyone hates! The product is too expensive and not cost-effective to only use one jar per person. Further, in the process of allowing proper adhesion of the powder, the service provider will have to mechanically bur the nail thin which overtime creates weakness in the nail and its base

Aggressive nail burring

We have chosen to prioritize the health and safety of our clients and staff. By avoiding potentially harmful products and techniques, our spa provides a safer, more natural nail care experience. This approach can be especially beneficial for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, as well as those who prioritize overall nail health.

Ultimately, the decision to pursue dip powder nails is a personal one, and individuals should carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before making a choice. Unfortunately, we are not that spa and prefer to offer more natural services to enhance the natural beauty of your hands and feet.


Dr Darryl Martins DPM

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon/ Podiatrist


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