Sometimes these nail extensions look exactly like the real finger nails they are pasted on while some of these nail enhancements may look extremely different from your own nails. No amount of nail polish can hide the fact if your nails are crooked and broken. But with the help of these fake nails, you will not have to feel shy about your uneven nails anymore. These extensions are typically made of different types of artificial materials like acrylics. Another material used for creating longer and better looking finger nails is a polymer resin known as 'UV Top Coat' which hardens under ultraviolet light. This tends to be more expensive than acrylics.
There are also cheap and temporary fake nails you can glue on without any kind of professional help. However, it is best to go to a top quality salon and get it done by professionals. This is because there can be certain side effects to cheap unsafe materials. Your nails may start to peel off or they can become even more brittle and may lose their sheen or your fingers may also get affected by the synthetic materials used. While they may look very fashionable, you would want to stick to safe and healthy options- even if they happen to be a tad more expensive.
While it depends whether you are putting on fake nails yourself or hire a professional to do it for you, the prices can vary quite a bit. If you do it yourself, you could have to spend $ 10 to get a whole pack with the glue while the price for getting it done at a beauty parlor is around $ 30 and more.