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The three main types of fake nails are acrylic nails, gels and silk nails. As WebMD points out, silk nails are typically used for short-term repair or strengthening, while acrylic nails and gels are more often used on a ... More »

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To remove acrylic nails, you need nail clippers, a nail buffer, acetone, two glass bowls, and cream or cuticle oil. Cover the surface you are using with a plastic bag, and lay newspaper over it to absorb spills. Clip the... More »

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There are companies who make artificial nails for men. These nails tend to be a bit wider than those for women, but otherwise, they are just like the glue on nails women use. More »

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Acrylic nails can be applied as nail tips, or they may cover the entire nail. A variety of effects can be achieved by adding color, polish, glitter and texture. More »

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Acrylic nails involve mixing acrylic powder with a liquid and applying the mixture to the nails; it hardens with exposure to air. Gel nails involve applying multiple coats of a polish-like substance that requires exposur... More »

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Applying acrylic nails at home requires preparing the natural nails, gluing the tips in place, applying the acrylic and filing the nails into shape. To finish the nails, buff and polish them. More »

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Ultraviolet, or UV, light is used to "cure" acrylic nails, causing them to harden and adhere to the existing natural nail. The UV light is used to ensure the acrylic nails are solid, secure and last for a long time. More »

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