How much are manicures



A manicure is a cosmetic beauty treatment for the fingernails and hands.  This service can be performed at home or in a nail salon with the aid of a professional.  Manicures consist of filing and shaping of the free edge, treatments and massage of the hand, and applying a polish as the finishing touch.  The price of getting a manicure depends on several factors, including the quality of the salon and the type of manicure you want to get.  There are several styles of manicure that can be performed and the service can vary depending on the additional service that you ask to be done.

How much does a manicure cost?

  • A basic manicure, which involves filing and cutting of the fingernails and basic nail polish, can cost you $10 to $30 for both hands.   This is going to depend on the salon, and the location.
  • One of the most popular styles of the manicure is the French manicure.  This is where the nail polish is applied only at the tip of the fingernail.  Since this is a more complicated process, the price for this service can range from $15 to $35.
  • A higher-end spa such as a resort or hotel spa is going to offer a manicure for $30 to $80.  There’s a good chance that this will be part of a package.  The more services you combine, the more you’re going to be able to save per service.
  • According to a forum thread on the website Topix, users located in Paragould, Arkansas, paid around $10 to $25 for their French manicure.
  • Another article on the website Glamour.com, the cost can range from $16 to as much as $50 in a higher-end area such as New York City, New York.

What are the extra costs?

  • There are additional services that you can have done aside from a basic manicure.  For example, if you have a broken nail and you need it to be repaired, you can have silk wraps done to it.  This kind of service would cost $50 to $75.
  • Another type of manicure is a permanent French.  This service involves making the tips of the nail pure white. This service is can vary from $55 to $70.
  • Customized colors or colors that the salon currently doesn’t have or has to special order can add $10 to $20 on top of the original quote.
  • Adding french tips to the nails can cost $5 to %15.
  • Stylists will expect a tip that can range from 5 to 15 percent.

What is going to be included?

  • The fingernail will be conditioned before anything is applied to it.  Your nails will be filed and scrubbed, then nail polish will be applied to it.
  • Higher-end resorts can include a hand massage before the nail polish is applied, or they can even exfoliate the hands with a salt scrub that soaks for 10 minutes or so.

Tips to know:

  • Artificial manicure and pedicures can often be cheaper, but most can notice a difference in the quality.

How can I save money?

  • To save on cost, get the most basic manicure whenever you visit a salon.  Don’t go too extravagant, as the more complicated the manicure is, the more expensive it can get.
  • Try to buy your own manicure kit and learn how to do it yourself since it is not as hard as it looks.  This is the best way to save on getting a manicure.
  • Most salons will allow you to bring in your own nail polish.  This is a great way to cut down on the costs since the polish won’t have to be purchased.
  • If more than one person needs a manicure, many salons will offer a bulk discount if you bring in more people.  This is ideal for a girl’s night out, a wedding, etc.
  • Consider checking for coupons online.  Common coupon based websites such as Groupon.com commonly have coupons for local salons.  If Groupon doesn’t work, you can also look for common specials.  Many local salons will hold specials for those who are new customers or even returning customers.
  • If you really want to save, call up a few salons before you head out.  Most will be more than happy to provide you with a quote over the phone.

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