Are Press On Nails Safe?

Press on nails have become hugely popular in recent years, and more people are turning to custom made press ons over a visit to the salon.


There's a lot of talk....

Press on nails are easy to apply, reusable, and come in an endless variety of colors and designs.  But in light of the current media attention around gel nails and allergies, the question that lingers in many minds is, are gel press on nails safe?


The short answer is YES, gel press on nails are a safe alternative to a salon service!  However, like any beauty product, there are some precautions to take to keep you safe.


Making safe choices

The first thing to consider is the quality of the materials used in the press on nails, and the experience of the nail artist creating them.  Ensuring your press on nail artist is well versed in product safety and uses reputable brands in their sets is vital in preventing allergic reactions.


Inexperienced artists often don't have access to professional grade products, which leaves them no choice but to use lower quality gels.   These can often be full of questionable ingredients, and are being increasingly linked to the rise in allergies.


Novice press on artists mmay fall a little short in their press on nail prep and finish, which can (in the worst case scenario) leave uncured gel on the nail that will touch the wearer when applied.  This is known as 'over-exposure', and can lead to immediate skin irritation and lifelong allergies.


Dippy Cow Nails: a salon alternative you can trust

Choosing a press on nail artist who is an experienced, certified nail technician like myself means you are in safe hands.  As the leading educator in the press on nail industry, and with 7 years creating luxury press on nails for thousands of clients worldwide, I use professional products to craft my nails, and ensure every nail is thoroughly cleansed before packaging.

So if you're someone who loves to have their nails done but suffers from allergies to gel and acrylic nails, then custom made gel press on nails might just be your new best friend. 

If you have questions or concerns about an allergy, or would like to know more about Dippy Cow Nails, custom gel press on nails please reach out here or get in touch with me at hello@dippycownails.com.

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