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.
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. 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, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
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 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 price, check out this East Williamsburg joint. 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!
452 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
For affordable service with a bit of posh feel, check out Simply Polished. 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. Manicures are only $15, a great price for the neighborhood.
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.