Powder techniques do not represent a new product in manicure cosmetics. Specifically, it was created by chance in the 1980s by a dentist who wanted a client to repair a broken nail using materials to fill the tooth cavities from his office. An office with the name "Odontorium Products Inc." was purchased in 1981 by George Schaeffer and invented an acrylic nail art system that officially discontinued dental services and focused on working with beauty salons. Office by changing its name to "OPI Products Inc." (O-P-I) is becoming one of the most popular companies in the cosmetic market today. Until 1989, the company offered powder nail art and a classic acrylic system. However, in the dip technique, which was based on cyanoacrylate-based powders and fixing agents, although far less detrimental to the client's nail plate, it did not satisfy the length and quality of the product due to the moisture in the air or the nail causing them. The market focused on classic acrylic systems that lasted longer but also had their consequences, especially on the nails themselves.
With the advancement of technological processes, especially in the field of polymerization, the shortcomings experienced by the SEC technique in the early 1990s were eliminated in the second decade of the 21st century. Thus, powder, as a basic ingredient of future nails, is made of colored pigments and acrylic polymers, giving the base adhesive (Cyanoacrylate) a weak and easy to decompose without any reinforcement, which gives the required resistance to cracking, dissolving and removing. This makes DIP powder a technique between gel technology and acrylic technology. It is harder to melt than gel varnishes formulated for easy removal, but is much easier to remove, without tamping and damaging the nail plate, than acrylic gels that are added to your nail each time because of the inability to completely remove it. Today, this technique is mostly used in the United States, Australia and most Asian countries under some of the most popular brands of the present O-P-I, SNS, REVEL NAILS, and others.