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How to Save Money on Manicures

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

How to Save Money on Manicures


Manicures are a great way to pamper yourself. They're relaxing and help you take care of your hands, which is the first impression people get when they meet you. However, manicures can be expensive! If you're looking for ways to save money on manicures, here are some tips:

visit a beauty school.

Beauty schools are a great place to get your nails done. They're usually cheaper than other places and most of them will give you good service that's very similar to what you'll find at salons that cost much more.

In addition, beauty school technicians are usually trained in the latest techniques and products—and they're still learning, too! That means they won't be as jaded by their experiences as some professionals can be after working in the industry for years. And unlike some nail salons or spas (you know who you are), beauty schools generally have pretty strict sanitation policies so your risk of accidentally catching something nasty is lower there than anywhere else.

visit a nail salon.

  • Find a nail salon that’s not too expensive. You should be able to find a quality nail salon that doesn't cost too much money.
  • Find a nail salon that is conveniently located. If you live in a city, finding an affordable nail salon that's close by may be difficult because there are so many of them! However, if you live in a smaller area or town, then it shouldn't be hard at all!
  • Find a nail salon that is open on the weekends and after work hours. This means that even if you don't have time during your 9-5 Monday through Friday job (or any other type of full-time job), your manicure will still get done on time for whatever event you're attending later on in the evening or weekend! This can also help prevent feeling rushed due to time constraints: since every woman wants their nails done for any occasion such as weddings or birthday parties where everyone else has theirs done already - especially when it comes down to getting dressed up ourselves too!!

do it yourself.

You can do it yourself.

  • Buy the tools. There are tons of options for manicure kits online, but you can also assemble your own set with items from the drugstore. For example, this blogger used a nail file, cuticle scissors and nail clippers to do her own nails at home and save money—and she provided links to each item so that you can too!
  • Get inventive with your space: If you’re going to be doing your own nails regularly at home or on the go, make sure that you have adequate lighting and a good place to work! You don't want to end up with smudged polish or painful hangnails because there was no light source in sight (or because you were leaning over the sink).

find coupons

  • Coupons are available online and in print. Some salons have discounts for first-time customers, students, seniors, military members and men.
  • Look for coupons at the salon itself. Some places will offer discounts if you tell them you found out about them on Yelp or another review site.

There are many different ways to save money on manicures.

There are many different ways to save money on manicures.

  • Visit a beauty school. Many beauty schools offer manicure services for students, and sometimes for the general public as well. You can find such schools in your area by searching online or checking with local community colleges and universities.
  • Look for coupons at salons. Many nail salons will offer discount coupons to customers who sign up to receive them via email or text message, so be sure to ask when you're at the salon.
  • Do it yourself! If there's one thing that we've learned from our friends at WikiHow: it's that there are few things in life more satisfying than doing something yourself instead of paying someone else to do it for you (or just don't pay anyone).


We hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to save money on manicures.


Which nails last the longest


If you're looking for an effortless way to give your nails a boost, then you might want to consider getting artificial ones. There are many different types of artificial nails on the market today, but they all last much longer than natural fingernails do. You can choose between acrylic and gel nails as well as silk or dip powder manicures—all of which can last up to three weeks or longer! To help you decide which one is right for you, we've put together this guide to everything there is to know about these popular options.

Acrylic nails can last for up to 3 weeks.

Acrylic nails are the most popular choice among women who want to enhance their hands, and they can last anywhere from two to three weeks. They're a great option if you're looking for an alternative to a manicure, or if you need something that will last longer than other options. Acrylics are also good for special occasions like weddings or formal events because they give your nails extra shine and length as well as a subtle curve. If you're using them just for fun, there's no need to worry about damaging your natural nails—just make sure that you have enough time before your next appointment!

If you're using acrylics because of damage on your natural nails (e.g., after removing gel polish), then it's important not only that you maintain proper hygiene but also keep them trimmed regularly so that they don't grow out too long while still being thin enough at the tips to prevent further breakage when removed later down the road."

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Gel nails can last for about 2 weeks.

  • Gel nails are more durable than acrylic nails, which means they'll last you longer.
  • Gel nails are more flexible than acrylic ones, so even if you break one or two, your overall look won't be affected.
  • Gel nails look more natural because they don't have that hard plastic shine that acrylics do—they're shinier but not as shiny as actual nail polish (which makes sense since gel is technically a form of nail polish).
  • Unlike acrylics, gel doesn't need to be filed down every few days to prevent chipping and peeling; it's self-healing. However: You still can't use metal utensils on them (like forks), so make sure you only eat with plastic ones when wearing gels!
  • And finally: They're easier to remove (because there's no adhesive) which means less damage at the salon/spa and lower maintenance costs over time!

Solar nails take a bit longer to harden, but they can last up to 4 weeks.

These are a popular option for those looking to keep their nails looking great for longer.

Similar to the acrylic and gel options, solar nails are applied using a UV light and can last up to four weeks. This is because the solar nail product hardens without being set with an additional chemical process, so there’s less chance of damage than with other types of polish.

In addition to lasting longer than acrylic or gel nails, they also don't damage as much as these other products. This is because they're made from real nail enamel that doesn't contain chemicals like formaldehyde—the same substance used in hair straighteners—which can cause respiratory problems when breathed in over time.

Silk nails are similar to acrylic nails, so they can last up to 3 weeks.

Silk nails are similar to acrylic nails, so they can last up to 3 weeks.

If you're looking for a natural-looking manicure, then silk is the way to go! Silk is a synthetic material made from silkworms and has been used for centuries in textiles such as clothing and sails. So what does this have to do with your nails? Well, it turns out that silk fibers are also great for making fake nails because they're flexible and won't break your skin like acrylics do (which makes them much more comfortable). This means that silk nails can be shaped into an array of different styles without causing damage to the natural nail underneath—and unlike gel or shellac manicures which must be removed by soaking in acetone liquid, all you need is soap and water!

Dip powder nails look great and last 2-3 weeks.

Dip powder nails are a great alternative to acrylics. They're similar to acrylics in that they offer long-lasting results, but differ in that they're more flexible and natural looking than acrylics.

Dip powder nails can last up to three weeks, making them a great option if you're looking for something that's durable yet won't damage your natural nail bed.

If you have an event coming up soon, dip powder nails are perfect for giving yourself an elegant manicure without damaging your natural nail bed or having to worry about re-doing the look later on down the road!

Deciding which nail treatment is right for you depends on your lifestyle and preferences.

The most important factor in determining which treatment is right for you is your lifestyle. If you're the kind of person who likes to change up their look often, glittery nail polish might be better than Shellac or gel manicures. However, if a more subtle look is more your style but you still want something that lasts longer than traditional polish, try acrylic nails or gel nails instead.

To help narrow down the options based on your budget and desires, let's go over some of the specific benefits of each type:

  • Acrylics: offer longer wear time than other types of treatments; generally last about two weeks on fingers and three weeks on toes (this can vary depending on how often they chip); can be filed down easily; are usually applied in layers so it's possible to repair any chips with additional coats before removing them entirely
  • Shellac: offers long-lasting shine without having to worry about chipping as long as it's properly removed at home within three days after application; lasts up to 14 days with minimal upkeep thanks to its hardening properties - this means you don't have to worry about filing down edges regularly like other types do!


We hope that this article has helped you make the right decision for your nails. We want everyone to feel confident in their appearance, so if you still aren’t sure what method is right for you, don’t worry! Just remember that there are plenty of options out there, and we hope this article was helpful in guiding you toward one of them.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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