Men’s nails generally grow faster than women’s nails and tend to be stronger. However, their increased surface area makes them prone to trauma from bumps and bangs. Wider nails often need more coats of polish and a longer time to dry as well as making it harder to keep the polish spread smoothly on the nail surface.
Finally, be realistic. If you are active in sports or other activities that are rough on the hands, long nails are probably not for you.
Should you go to nail salons, you may discover that they charge more for men. However, chances are the more complicated your needs the more likely they will charge more.
It is always a good idea to find a salon you feel comfortable with and become a repeat customer.