How Much Do Fake Nails Cost?
A common procedure that is done at most salons are pedicures, manicures and the application of fake nails, or otherwise known as acrylic nails. While fake nails themselves are relatively cheap, the application process is generally the most expensive part of the job. The price of the application, as well as the nails are going to vary depending on the location, the type of nail and other various factors.
How much is it?
- Those that want to purchase them in bulk can pay as little as $13 to $19 for a pack of 500 nails. A pack of 200 that has designs on it such as butterflies, stars and more will cost anywhere from $14 to $30 per 200. A french nail set that comes in a pack of 2 will vary anywhere from $10 to $15.
- For those that want to get the job done professional, it will vary anywhere from $25 to as much as $55. For example, a higher rent district such as New York City may charge $55, while a smaller district such as West Virginia may only charge $25 per application.
- To do the job yourself, the overall process should cost no more than $5 to $10.
What are the extra costs?
- Some salons may charge to remove the old nails, or even the nail polish that was previously on your nails.
- Some salons may also require that you get a full manicure package that includes the application of the fake nails themselves.
- According to eHow, for those doing the job themselves, nail polish remover, nail glue, file and hair dryer may be necessary to complete the job.
What is going to be included?
- A salon is going to replace your old nails with newer ones of your choice. They will also file them down, apply them and provide any other necessary maintenance.
- Fake nails that are purchased as a kit will come equipped with a set of nails. Depending on the brand, some kits may come with additional nails just in case one breaks, etc.
Tips to know:
- Nail glue can be rather sticky. Be sure to be careful with it as it can stick to things and destroy items such as carpet and furniture.
- Fake nails can ruin the real nails below if kept on for a long time. Over time, the real nail will eventually grow back.
Top brands to consider:
- Sally Hansen
How can I save money?
- Applying nails yourself isn’t a hard task at all. Gather up a friend and apply the nails together. By doing this, it can save you $15 to $35.
- Head to a salon in a group, or keep your eyes peeled on coupon sites such as Groupon, where you can find discounted deals that can save you up to 50%.
- If you don’t care about the appearance of the nails, consider heading to a local dollar stores. Many local dollar stores have kits available.
- If applying the nails yourself, consider purchasing a complete kit that will come with the glue, nails and everything required in order to get the job done properly.