Acrylics For Toenails: Everything About Fake Nails On Toes

Acrylics For Toenails: Everything About Fake Nails On Toes

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Have questions about getting acrylic toenails? 

Fake nails on toes are a huge trend right now and we know you may have lots of questions! 

Below we will answer how much it costs to get acrylic toenails, how to do your own acrylic pedicure, how long acrylic toenails last, our favorite acrylic toenail designs and more! 

Hot pink acrylic toenails on fair skinned feet with a pink flower

Can You Get Acrylics On Your Toes?

Artificial nails, also known as acrylics, are typically applied to fingernails and toenails. These nail extensions can be made out of a variety of materials and colors and last two weeks or more before needing a reapplication.

Many people are wondering if it’s possible to get acrylics on your toes. Yes, you can! Many people love the effect of acrylic nails on their toes and hands and they will go out of their way to find a salon that performs this service.

It is important that you keep in mind that an acrylic pedicure can easily cost more than $50 and may last as long as two weeks, so be sure to factor the cost of the manicure into your budget.

Can I Get Acrylic On My Big Toe?

Some may not want acrylic on all of their toes and opt to have acrylic applied just to their big toe.

This is a more affordable option vs. having acrylic applied to all of your toenails.

How Much Are Acrylic Toenails?

Do you want acrylic toenails that last longer than a polish manicure?

You might be wondering how much do acrylic toenails cost?

Acrylics typically cost $40-60 for a full set.

But they can range from $50 to $150+ depending on which salon you go to and what type of package you purchase. The more expensive packages include hydrating treatments and can last up to four weeks.

Related: Acrylic Nail Prices: How Much Do Acrylic Nails Cost? 

How Long Do Acrylic Toenails Last?

A common question that people ask is “how long do acrylic toenails last?” Acrylic toenails are made of plastic that’s painted over the top of your nails. This material can be last for a few weeks.

Acrylic toenails are sturdy and hard, but will eventually wear out, lift, or grow out with time because they’re not natural nails.

The average lifespan for Acrylic toenails is 3-4 weeks before they need a fill.

The lifespan of the Acrylic toenail will depend on an individual’s nails, nail shape/cuticle size, choice of acrylic product, and the care used after the acrylic nails are applied.

The average lifespan of acrylic toenails before a fill is needed is 3-4 weeks.

How To Do Your Own Acrylic Toenails

For all of you nail polish lovers out there, here is a little DIY for you. The acrylic toenails trend is making its way back in style and many people are looking to save money by doing their own at-home version.

If you’re still not sure about whether or not this is for you, here are some benefits:

You know what ingredients are in your nail polish (no toxic chemicals), it’s super simple (you can do it yourself! and you will save on average $50 over going to the salon.

Before you start doing your acrylic toes, be sure to have all of the necessary supplies handy.

Besides polish, you will need a few different brushes, nail polish remover, cotton balls or paper towels, and toe separators, which are made just for this purpose.

What You Will Need:

Related: Supplies For Acrylic Nails: Everything You Need

How To Do Acrylics On Toes Tutorial


DIY Acrylic Pedicure

Step 1: Thoroughly Cleanse

To prevent infection it is important to first clean your hands, feet and tools well.

Step 2: Prep Your Feet

Remove any nail polish that may be left on the toenail. Clip and file the toenails down. Be sure to also remove hangnails or extra skin. If desired push down your cuticle and clip.

Step 3: Check Tip Size

If using nail tips test out different sized tips to get an accurate fit for each toenail.

Step 4: Apply Tips

Using nail glue apply your nail tips to your toenails. If you want to apply the acrylic to your natural nails instead of tips you can do what is called an acrylic overlay

Step 5: Apply Acrylic

Mix your acrylic powder and monomer to make the acrylic product. This will be a moldable consistency. It should not be overly liquid or too firm.

Step 6: Paint Nails (Optional)

If you used a colored acrylic powder you can forgo this step, but if you used a clear acrylic and want to paint it, use the color of your choice now.

Step 7: Dry

Allow polish to thoroughly dry to prevent smudging or damage to the pedicure.

Step 8: Moisturize

The extra washing and use of chemicals can make your feet feel dry. Use a lotion to add extra moisture back to the skin.

How To Remove Acrylic Toenails

When you are ready to remove your acrylic pedicure the easiest way is to soak them in acetone. This will cause the acrylic to melt away. 

To remove the acrylic toenails take a cotton ball and saturate it with acetone. Apply this to your nail area and then either wrap in tinfoil or a reusable silicone nail cap. Leave them on for about a half-hour (it can take longer if the acrylic is thicker). 

You then can take a cuticle pusher to gently remove the layer of acrylic that is on your nails. Use the cotton ball with acetone to remove any remaining residue. 

Woman's feet with white fake nails on toes with flowers and leaves in the background

Artificial Nails For Missing Toenails

Toenails can be lost due to aging process, but many lose nails for other reasons. There are many diseases that can cause the loss of toenails, such as diabetes or fungal infections.

Very thin nails can have artificial nails to keep them properly attached. Artificial nails are nail attachments that can be glued onto thin, brittle toenails.

Can You Apply Acrylic Toenails If Your Nail Is Completely Gone?

Unfortunately, no. You need some natural nail for the acrylic to adhere to. If you have a partial toenail you can apply a nail tip to your remaining natural nail and then apply acrylic to that.

How To Care For Acrylic Toenails

Pros Of Acrylic Toenails

Acrylic nails are also more durable than other materials, making them last longer. They can be applied in many different colors and designs, giving you the chance to express yourself through your nails.

Longer Wear Time

Fake toenails last longer and will look better longer than a polish manicure.

Can Cover Broken Or Damaged Nails

If due to injury or another reason part of your toenail is missing fake toenails can be applied to help your toenails look more uniform while your damaged toenail grows out.

Cons Of Acrylic Toenails

During the past few years, acrylic nails have been one of the most popular nail trends. Many people make the choice to wear acrylic nails because they are more durable and usually last longer than other nail treatments. There are, however, some cons to wearing acrylic nails.

Damage To Natural Nails

Acrylic nails can cause some damage to your natural nail. The buffing and removal process can weaken your natural nail. If not removed properly this can be painful as your toenails grow out. Toenails grow much more slowly than fingernails so it will take much longer for the natural nails to grow back to normal.

Fungal Infection

Fungus grows best in moist warm places. If your fake toenails begin to lift bacteria and fungus can begin to grow underneath your nail.

This is the perfect environment as liquid gets trapped under the fake nail and the fungus benefits from your body heat to grow.

To be cautious if your acrylic toenails begin to lift go in and have the nail redone by your nail tech.

Pedicures With Acrylic

Here are some cute acrylic toenail ideas for you to try!

White Acrylic Toenails

White acrylic toes are one of the most popular nail trends. It is consistently one of the most commonly requested acrylic pedicure styles.

Whether you do solid white, add glitter, gems, or go for a french pedicure, white acrylic toenails are sure to be stylish!


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Cute Acrylic Toes

There are so many options when it comes to cute acrylic toenails designs. Fun pops of color, glitter, designs and pretty acrylic overlays on toes. Here is one of our favorites!


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Acrylic Toenails Before And After

If you have damaged toenails there is hope. With the help of a medical pedicurist or specialist, your toes can have a stunning comeback.

Check out this incredible acrylic toenails before and after!


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Short Acrylic Toenails

The length of your acrylic toenails is up to you! You can choose, short, medium or long acrylic toenails.

Here is a cute acrylic pedicure with a shorter toenail length.


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Long Acrylic Toenails

Your nail technician can apply long acrylic toenails if you desire. However, the longer your fake toenails the more careful you will need to be. Long acrylic toenails can catch on things and can make it so you are unable to wear certain types of shoes.


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Conclusion: Acrylics For Toenails

In conclusion, acrylic pedicures are very trendy and acrylic can be used on toenails. An acrlyic pedicure will cost you anywhere from $40-$60+ with additional costs for gems, nail art, extra long nails, etc. plus a tip.

Acrylic toenails last anywhere from two to four weeks, or up to six weeks if you take care of them properly. 

Have you ever had acrylic on your toenails? Would you do it again? 

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