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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
$ 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

Description of service

I paid $25 for a manicure in Rancho Mirage, CA. The base price was $24 and I gave a tip of $1. This was at a pedicure/manicure nail saloon that only did nails.

Review of Service

The service I received was no where near the price. First, $24 is higher than I would normally pay for a manicure as I usually will pay in the $18-$20 range. But I was on vacation and it was the only place around so I figured I'd pay a bit more and hope for the best. Unfortunately that was not the case as the manicurist was unfriendly and as I watched she definitely was not as thorough as other manicures I have had and paid much less for. Overall, I was very dissatisfied with the service which is why I only tipped her $1. It also reminded me that just because a service like this costs more doesn't mean that it is a higher quality.


Normally if I am going out of town and I plan on getting a service like a manicure, pedicure, or massage I will do some research online ahead of time as to what places have the best reviews and go there. This time I did not have time to do that and I just went to the place that was closest to where I was staying. This was a mistake that I won't make again and will definitely do my research!