If you are down to apply your artificial nails at home rather than at a salon, consider wearing press-on nails instead of acrylic nails. One company making reusable press-on nails is Glamnetic.
Though Glamnetic’s Press-On Nails are still made from plastic, they are a bit more sustainable than the typical acrylic nail. The company is cruelty-free, and its nails are all completely vegan. The press-on nails are customizable and reusable, which helps lower their impact; and, according to the brand, Glamnetic nails are made with a high-quality material that is unlikely to bend or split, and can be easily clipped or filed.