Press-on nails have grown in popularity this year as the technology has gotten better and the designs have gotten cooler. Back in high school, I tried press-on nails to no avail and wrote them off. Recently, I tried them again when I needed a fresh set of nails in a snap for various days of New York Fashion Week. I was immediately hooked. The ease of use, the versatility, the options and the price are all appealing. As someone who types all day and also tends to break everything in my wake, I needed to find press-on nails that would be long-lasting. Here are the brands that were up to the challenge.
Chillhouse has a few beloved spots in New York City and a new location in Paris where you can get nail, face and body treatments. The funky vibes and the treats at the Café truly make the experience, but you can bring the expert nail designs to your home. Chillhouse is all about, you guessed it, chilling. Grab a pair of any of the unique designs—you can’t go wrong—and apply them on your next chill night in. They’re long-lasting and salon-quality.
A fraction of the price of gel manicures and almost as long-lasting, Olive & June makes a case for never setting foot in the salon again. One package includes 42 nails in 21 sizes all made from 94 percent post-consumer recycled materials, so you don’t have to feel bad about making your way through a couple of packs a month. If applied for long-term wear, they can last over seven days.
Static Nails Reusable Pop-On Manicures ($20-$24)
Static Nails are reusable—you could wear them for weeks at a time or just a few days, changing them to match your outfits. They can last up to 18 days and can be applied up to six times when sticking to shorter wears.
Glamnetic Nails ($15-$22)
With a large selection and a variety of lengths and shapes, Glamnetic has a nail design for every event on your calendar. You can also save money by subscribing and having a set sent to you every 15, 30 or 45 days.
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