Make nail polish dry faster by dunking hands into cold water, using a blow dryer or purchasing products designed to dry polish quickly when applied to a fresh manicure. Non-stick cooking spray also speeds the drying process.
The easiest and least expensive method of quick drying is to allow painted nails to dry for two minutes, then dip the fingertips into the ice water and soak for a few minutes. This causes the polish to set faster. Another option is to spray the nails with non-stick cooking spray, wait three minutes and then wash off the spray. Polish can also be dried between coats using a hair dryer on the cool temperature setting.
Many polishes and top coats are available in a quick-dry version. There are also nail drying sprays and drops, which work very well for drying a thick manicure with many layers of polish.