We know you need to treat yourself to a little me-time every few weeks. But why should pampering yourself with a mani/pedi have to cost you? If you want to keep your tips and toes looking fresh without breaking the bank, here are 10 salons to hit around the city when you’re on a budget. By Krissy Dolor.
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Bayridge Nail Salon
7510 13th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11228
We like south Brooklyn’s Bayridge Nail Salon, where the atmosphere is friendly and not uppity. More importantly, the mani-pedi is only $19. If you have to wait, don’t worry – there are plenty of magazines and big comfy chairs to choose from.
Black Pearl Nails
173 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
In a hurry? Head to this Greenpoint spot for an hour mani/pedi. With tons of polishes at your disposal (Essie, OPI – even Crackle), you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. And it’s only $20.
Enjoy Nail Spa
148 E. 28 St., New York, NY 10016
If you’re looking for an affordable, no-frills place, look no further than this Kips Bay salon. With easy access to the subway, there’s less of a chance for you to ruin your freshly painted $20 nails and toes. And if you’re an Essie or OPI fan, you’re in luck – the salon has a wide selection of both brands.
Himal, Nails & Spa
700 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11206
For high-quality service for a super-check price, check out this East Williamsburg joint. Enjoy a $16 mani/pedi from Monday through Thursday – and only $20 Friday through Sunday. You won’t get rushed and they’re receptive to your suggestions and concerns. Perfect for those who like a little personal service.
Joy Nail Salon
78 Westchester Sq., Bronx, NY 10461
If you’re in the Bronx, head to Joy Nail Salon. They’ll scrub your feet until they’re smooth as a baby’s bottom! Enjoy their weekday special – $20 for a mani/pedi.
Kh Midas Nail
203 W. 14 St., New York, NY 10011
For those looking for a meticulous nail job without the high-end price, head to the West Village. It’s open until 8 p.m. on weekday and 7:30 on weekends, so don’t worry if you have a late work schedule. Also, head there from Monday to Wednesdays to enjoy $20 mani/pedi service.
452 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
For affordable service with a bit of posh feel, check out Simply Polished. Their cozy atmosphere is inviting and offers a $20 price for a mani/pedi. Also, this Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill is known for its vast selection of meticulously arranged colors.
458 W. Broadway, 3rd fl, New York, NY 10012
Rub elbows with SoHo fashionistas at SoHo Nail. Mani/pedis are only $23, a great price for the neighborhood.
16709 Union Tpke., Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
For those wanting a homey mom-and-pop feel, you’ll find it in Flushing. This low-down spot takes service seriously – they’ll probably manage to remember your name whether you’ve been there once or every week for the last 10 years. Make an appointment from Monday to Wednesday to enjoy a $20 mani/pedi.
Top Beauty Spa
192 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003
If you’d like a little more spa in your visit, check out this East Village spot. For $25 from Monday through Thursday, you’ll receive a mani, pedi, a quick foot massage and a neck and shoulder massage.