How Much Do Acrylic Nails Cost, Anyway?
If you think the promise of long, perfectly-shaped nails is worth the maintenance, expect to pay more for acrylic nails than you would for a regular polish change. The exact cost of a set of acrylic nails can vary based on where you live and the nail salon, but expect to pay over $50. At Vanity Projects a full set costs $75, while a fill-in is $55, in addition to the price of gel polish, if that’s your manicure of choice.
Now that you have all of the intel on acrylics, if you’re willing to put in the extra work to maintain them, Instagram is full of reference material for your own set.
Can Acrylics Damage Your Actual Nails?
Acrylics aren’t any more damaging than other forms of fake nails—as long as they’re properly taken care of. That includes getting them properly removed, regularly filled, and keeping them clean and dry. All of which will prevent bacteria from getting into them and causing infections.