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$ 20
Nov 2007
Sacramento, CA
Trim, soak and massage  more... close row

Description of service

I paid $20 plus a $4 tip for a manicure that consisted of a nail soak, the pushing up and trimming of my cuticles, nail shaping and filing, and a hand and arm massage with a moisturizer.

Review of Service

The service was excellent. The technician was highly competent. She did not poke or jab at my cuticles in any sort of rough manner. She filed my nails skillfully, not roughing them up or filing them against the grain. The treatment ended with a short but nice, relaxing rub of my hands and forearms which is supposed to stimulate circulation in the nails and encourage nail growth.


When it comes to nail care, it is of utmost importance that the salon is absolutely clean and that the tools are thoroughly sanitized. I recommend bringing your own orange wood sticks because they are often not thoroughly sanitized in salon settings. Salons often use the alternative, plastic, because it is easier to sanitize. However, plastic can be excessively rough on one's cuticles. Try to choose a nail technician based upon personal referrals from friends you trust. Call the salon in advance to inquire about their tool cleansing practices. Once you arrive at the salon, examine the work area to make sure it is clean and that fresh tools are used on your nails.

$ 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
$ 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