Artificial nails have come a long way since their first invention. They have expanded to include a surprising array of different options, each of which has different benefits worth considering. The following artificial nails are the most common on the market today. When reading through this list, you’ll learn about how they are made and what benefits and drawbacks they provide.

What are artificial nails, and how are they created?

Artificial nails are a type of permanent nail that is made from silicone. Although it can be thought of as a “taken-from-a-substance” artificial nail, the truth is that it is no such thing. The nail that you are seeing in these photos has been processed by a computer to ensure that it perfectly mimics the look and feel of a real nail. What’s better is that the process takes about 10 minutes to complete. Also, the fact that this nail is also stronger and more durable than its natural counterpart means that artificial nails have become a popular choice among those looking for a stronger alternative. Why do you want a fake nail? Permanent nails are very easy to maintain, but the real nails of the body are delicate and have been the subject of harsh chemicals.

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Types of Artificial Nails

Handmade Fine Tip Nails – Made out of high-quality pigments or acrylic. Cheek to Cheek Nails – Suitable for natural nail polish as well as red, pink, and black colors. These are perfect for beginners and provide the added benefit of a set of all four fingernails without an adhesive. Finger 10s – Ideal for severe cases of chipping nails, these fake nails are a permanent solution. Handmade with a steel tip, they have a harder surface than the other two available options. Constantin Nails – Perfect for hard to trim nails, these nails are a short fingernail at the center of a full fingernail that is designed to attach to the skin. These are excellent for applications where users are concerned about their safety and may or may not use protective cuticle oil.

Comparing the Different Types of Artificial Nails

There are two basic types of nails: Regular-Cut: Regular-cut is the most popular form of the nail that people are most familiar with. It’s often described as a thin strip that looks something like the length of a pencil. It can take more than a day to replace a regular cut. Handheld: handheld nails are much more of a convenience nail, as they are often seen on high-heeled shoes and buffed to a perfectly flat finish. The type of nail you’ll find most frequently is handheld. Because it’s much easier to put on than a regular nail, it often has a gloss finish and can be done in minutes. These are also often called glue on nails. Once you learn how to use a nail, you’ll find you use the same method of creating a ring as you would a regular nail.

Which Type of Artificial Nails is Best?

A regular nail is straight and solid at the bottom and has a glossy shine, usually metallic. But they do not have the versatility of the gel nails because the bottom part of the nail is not flexible. They often do not hold a salon manicure, but can easily wear off with washing or wetting the nail or any products applied to the nail. Gel nails are the biggest step up in terms of performance, but also cost a lot more. They are virtually non-porous and can hold up to repeated cleaning and often last up to three weeks. If you are not looking to spend $100 to $150 on a weekly manicure, gel nails will not be right for you. You’ll be much happier with your regular natural nails or regular acrylic nails that can last up to a year without ever breaking. What Colors Are Most Popular?

Other Considerations

I would be remiss if I did not include the history of the nail industry, as it’s a very interesting and intricate part of the beauty world. Make sure to take time to consider your motives and your goals before deciding on an artificial nail for yourself. What Are The Pros and Cons of a Natural Nail? Well, the truth is… there is no “con” to using a natural nail, as they provide so many benefits. But, there are several benefits that a synthetic nail can’t match. Tangle Free: A natural nail’s bark helps clean up the cuticle. This does not occur with a synthetic nail. Expandable: A natural nail is basically a plaster. You cannot extend it with the regular supplies you find at the drugstore. An artificial nail has something to give it the grip that a natural nail lacks.


With all the amazing options available, the world of artificial nails has never been more colorful. Whether you’re looking for something subtle or something high impact, you can find it at your local store today.

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