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How Much Will You Spend on a Manicure?

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helenette helenette 10 years
do it myself!
yvette yvette 10 years
Over $30 easily. Though, I do the mani/pedi combo, so it's around $50. I'm a perfecionist, so my nails have to look good. But I don't trust salons so I have my own tools & polish and bring it with me.
mollipop mollipop 10 years
I do my own nails at home. It's cheap, and for a germphobe like me it feels safer.
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
I took a cosmetology class and nail tech. I know how to do all that stuff myself. I give myself a manicure every week.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i've never had a mani or a pedi, even for high school dances! i can't believe it! if i could go back, i'd definitely do it. my friend wants to take me for my first next week. i just fear that it's a nice chunk of change that i could spend on something i'd enjoy more, like clothes or coffee haha. or, ya know, save it for tuition. plus, my nails look fab when i let them grow out...i've always had them short for sports though!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I do my own at home. I've never had a manicure but I wouldn't be opposed to it for a treat. Maybe the hubby will do that for me.
wellheeled wellheeled 10 years
I inherited the ability to grow long nails, so I have never understood the act of gluing fake ones on. And as far as manis, doing my own are therapeutic (and also forces me to sit still)!
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
I'd spend $15 to $30, it's worth it and those people doing nails do deserve to get that kind of money each day.
daisy077 daisy077 10 years
A pedicure is worth $25+, but for a manicure? No more than $15 is my rule, I just got a mani-pedi yesterday for $20 bucks and they look wonderful. I feel like it all depends on how blessed you were with your nails, some people are really good at up-keeping their own nails... others are not, and therefore always spend on mani+pedis, I can go either way, my at home pedicures just give me a backache but when i do them at home they look pretty darn good ;)
chatoyante chatoyante 10 years
I do my own most of the time, but when I do go for a mani/pedi, I happily pay more to go to a clean-looking place. I have friends who go to the icky places for cheap, but I just can't do it. Ick.
vogue92 vogue92 10 years
When I lived in NYC I would get a mani for 9-12 bucks! Now that I live in Ohio they are all 16-20. It's killing me to pay $20 for a mediocre manicure.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I got a french manicure done a couple of weeks ago for an event and it cost me €28. I almost had to be resuscitated!!:o
KrisSugar KrisSugar 10 years
i'm all for pedicures. i think it is healthy for your toenails. mine always grow better and look nicer after two pedis.
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
For me, it's faster, more relaxing and easier to have someone else do it plus a professional pedi normally last me 3-4 weeks. It's great not having to worry about wearing flip flops or sandals. I also walk 12-15 miles/week and do pilates and yoga so the pedi is my treat for my feet.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 10 years
I have actually never had a mani or pedi. Can you believe it?! I guess my reasoning has always been that sports keeps me from caring too much about how my nails look.
mlen mlen 10 years
i go to the nail place for pedis- the spa a couple times a year for the pampering and the cheapie place more often for the polish. as for manicures- i'm not very good with keeping them good so i rarely go- a few times a year when i have an occasion, so then i usually spend like 15 or 20 bucks on it!
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
I like my nails short, and darker in the winter- pinkish/corals in the summer and I can do that on my own. But a pedicure- oh thats just wonnnnderful. :)
lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
I can usually get a mani/pedi for $35 where I live.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
The most I'd spent was $50 and that was b/c I went to one of those trendy places in NYC but usually I pay $15
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
A waste of money - do it yourself!
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
I would love to be able to get a manicure but my nail beds are soooo sensitive I can't even use clipper and they're sore after filing. I got acrylics once for a wedding (bride forced me to) and I could hardly use my hands for a day! My nails hurt just thinking about it!!!
Sassette Sassette 10 years
I do both my mani and pedi myself at home.
BethS BethS 10 years
Geez, you guys are lucky, a mani/pedi combo is about $45 out here...luckily/unluckily I have extremely ticklish feet so I can't do pedi's...
TexasTwinkle TexasTwinkle 10 years
I used to spend $25 a week on mani/pedi. But in recent years I like the buffed look and I do that myself. I purchased a manicure kit with lotion and one of those 4 way buffers. I get so many compliments on my nails and they look really healthy!
menthadict menthadict 10 years
i never PAY for a mani because i know in a day it'lll be scratched off
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