Artificial nail extensions involve a trade off in exchange for having consistently beautiful nails. You must visit your nail technician on a regular basis. You must also use greater care to protect your nails from damage or breakage and think about your lifestyle and job before deciding on the length of extension. Your nail technician has been carefully trained in all aspects of nail care and is on hand for any advice regarding aftercare. You should plan to see your nail technician about every two weeks but a schedule should be worked out for you. Treat your new nails like jewels not tools.