There will always be pros and cons to all manicure options. On the pro side for dip powder nails, they’re easy and straightforward to do, generally taking less time than regular acrylics or gel nails. Plus, there’s no odor, they’re less messy if you don’t have a steady painting hand, and there are plenty of at-home options for a DIY mani. There’s also an incredible array of vibrant colors available from neon pinks to white glitter and subtle nudes. On the downside, removing them properly is a bit of a process, and can damage your nails if not done correctly. If you’re attending a salon, it can also be expensive to get them done every three weeks. Finally, if you get them done at a salon, check that they brush or pour the powder onto your nails, rather than a dip — shared powder tubs have been linked to cuticle infections.