Fake nails are a cosmetic touch that you can either do yourself, or go to a professional to have done. At a nail salon expect to pay on average $40 plus tip to have fake acrylic nails put on. Your second option for fake nails is to buy a kit and apply them yourself. This can be a difficult task and won’t necessarily last as long as nails applied by a professional manicurist but it is a less expensive choice. On average a quality nail kit will cost from $15 to $20.