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the Cost of Manicures

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$ 20
Nov 2007
Sacramento, CA
Trim, soak and massage  more... close row
$ 15
Mar 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
Manicure with relaxing massage  more... close row
$ 9
Mar 2008
Lakewood, CA
Fast and good manicure  more... close row
$ 18
Mar 2007
Roswell, GA
Basic manicure with reliable quality  more... close row
$ 32
Jun 2007
La Crosse, WI
Good manicure although a little rushed  more... close row
$ 10
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Callus Removal at a Nail Salon   more... close row

Description of service

The price covered having calluses maintained at a nail salon. Technically it was a "manicure" but I didn't have my nails done as well.

As a full service nail salon, they also offer the usual manicure / pedicure / fake nails services, with prices ranging from $5 for simple nail polish to $55 for a full set of silk wrap nails.

Review of Service

I work out a lot and the knurled barbell brings up some pretty wicked calluses. If I let the calluses get too thick, they're prone to tearing, with all the blood and gore and possible infection (not to mention missed workouts) that goes with it. I've found I'm not particularly skilled with a callus shaver and that I tend to pick too deep when trying to peel them off myself after a shower. The nail salon is a nice intermediate. I go once every month or two and the results are good. No misshapen ridges or over-removed calluses to weaken the skin. I'm pretty pleased.


A hand held rotary sanding tool or a callus shaver (basically a razor specially designed for removing calluses) are great if you know how to use them. If you don't, you can hurt yourself just as bad or even worse than you would if you tore a callus. It isn't a bad idea to go to a professional to see how it's done before trying it yourself, or having someone who knows show you how.

$ 56
Mar 2008
Mount Pleasant,MI
Manicure in preparation for a wedding  more... close row
$ 25
May 2007
Detroit Lakes, MN
Manicure and a Cocktail at resort hotel  more... close row
$ 15
Mar 2008
North Augusta, SC
Oil soak before massage  more... close row
$ 10
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Basic men's manicure  more... close row
$ 25
Nov 2006
Rancho Mirage, CA
Unsatisfactory overpriced manicure  more... close row