My wife just spent $110.00 on fingernails!!

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  1. kydisneyfans

    kydisneyfans <font color=blue>It may be because they are too em

    Sep 26, 2005
    The title says it all.

    My wife received a $10.00 gift certificate for Mothers Day from our church for a local nail salon. She was told to go and enjoy herself for an hour, what a mistake. After foot scrubs, fireworks stickers on her toes and some type of soaking treatment, it came to $120.00!! Thank God for the $10.00 off.

    Tell me this isn't standard for a manicure and pedicure.

    It looks like we'll be using more coupons for groceries as the budget this pay has been blown to smithereens.
  2. Princess Michelle

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  4. Mean Queen

    Mean Queen <font color=blue><marquee> If only life were like

    Jan 11, 2007
    It is possible. If she went to a fancy salon versus just a nail place, that price seems normal. Also, if she had fake nails put on versus just a manicure the price would go up. Nail art is always extra. The nail salon I go to is very big on trying the upsell without mentioning the extra cost. It's easy to walk out with a big bill, which makes that whole hour of relaxation go away.
  5. Lisa06468

    Lisa06468 DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2008
    All I can say is... oh my goodness.
  6. heartsy77

    heartsy77 Our 11th trip is almost here!

    Dec 7, 2004
    WOW! I pay 35 for a spa pedi and Mani! However, it 10 $ extra for design for either feet or nails but no stickers hand painted designs! Did she get acrylics? They also 25 ( 5 extra fro permanent white tips) for a full set.:confused3
  7. iheartdisney

    iheartdisney DIS Veteran

    Mar 24, 2005
    I got my nails done while DH was deployed (we needed a girls night out) and mine was $50, my BFFs who got fake nails came up to $85, so I can see it easily going to $120 with a fefw more add-ons. The cute little fireworks were probably an extra $15-20!
  8. JennCa

    JennCa DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2006
    Sorry to hear that. Some of those places are a shock if you haven't been before and price isn't always mentioned. They just ask would you like this scrub (not mentioning this is extra), this painted, etc?

    Most times I pay $35 for manisure/pedicure in Ca but that is for the base model!

  9. Belle5

    Belle5 DIS Veteran

    Nov 10, 1999
    If she got acrylics--you are in for some maintenance$$!
  10. eeyorethegreat

    eeyorethegreat DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2005
    YIKES! Glad I keep mine short and natural!
  11. battricia

    battricia <font color=FF00CC>From the home of the Peeps and

    Nov 21, 2003
    most mani/pedis around here (At specifically a nail salon - not a hair salon/spa) are about 50 - 60 dollars, this includes french since that's what I always get. I only go once per year if that. it's way too expensive and i can buy a bottle of pink and white polish for 10 dollars and do my nails 50x with that!
  12. Maggie'sMom

    Maggie'sMom DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
    Did she get a manicure and pedicure done or just a pedicure?

    I pay about $65 for a salt glow pedicure. That's without any add-ons or tip. If she did both manicure and pedicure, it could easily be that much or more.
  13. madge

    madge ... is soaking in it

    Aug 18, 1999
    was this in Lexington? or Georgetown? Not that it matters, probably .. but in my mind, it should cost more in Lexington. LOL
  14. loco4dis

    loco4dis DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2008
    Water under the bridge. Just tell her she looks beautiful and move along. Down the road somewhere, you'll need similar "understanding" from her. :)
  15. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

    Mar 15, 2005
    It all depends on what she had done. You can get a basic mani and pedi for around $25 on average. But when you start going for the full "spa" mani and pedi with all the fancy designs on your nails and probably acrylics, it will add up and quick!
  16. T. Lynn

    T. Lynn ...livin' and learnin' - simplified my life :-)

    Feb 20, 2006
    I have acrylics and I go every 4 weeks for a total cost of $15 for a fill in and repainted.
  17. heartsy77

    heartsy77 Our 11th trip is almost here!

    Dec 7, 2004
    Wow you are lucky I have to go every 2 weeks for a fill, or I break the tips off, l usually have at least one tip that need replacing that is $3 a piece, and then I get a design for $10 for all fingers (basic paint job is included in the fill ) for a maintenance average acrylic nail maintenance trip of about $30 pus tip. I usually get about 6 pedi's a year and they are $25 for spa pedi plus five for french and tip :scared1: ! Oh my gosh I hope my husband never totals this up!
  18. ohiojoy

    ohiojoy Earning My Ears

    Jun 6, 2008
    $110 is a lot for nails! Makes me wonder if she really got all the much done, or if the prices were just sky high there in the first place. I have a feeling the $10 coupon the manicurist gave out for free because she knew her prices were so high it didn't matter.
  19. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006
    YUP, by me it runs $30 every 2-3 weeks! Oh the joy of having nice silk wrap nails!
    Actually though I LOVE that the polish stays on and looks great the whole time, totally worth it to me, but I know the cost up front and am willing to pay for it!
  20. ExPirateShopGirl

    ExPirateShopGirl <font color=blue>My posts are sanitized for your p

    Feb 20, 2005
    How can women type accurately and speedily with acrylics? The few times I have put them on for special occasions drove me nuts!
  21. unbroken chain

    unbroken chain Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2005
    I'll bet this is right, especially if all the moms in the church got these. They were probably 'donated' by the salon to the church in that event. They can write them off as a charitable contribution to the church and then make more money when you come in to use them.

    Reminds me of the businesses that give things away in the school that in reality wind up making you spend more money. We had a Mexican restaurant that used to come give some presentation for the kindergarten classes and give every child a coupon for a 'free' kids meal. Well, yes, it was free, but unless your 5 year old eats in restaurants by himself, you had to pay for parents and siblings, so for the free $4 meal you paid $20 or more (and this restaurant always had coupons in every mailer, etc., for buy one get one free on adult meals, which you couldn't use with the free kids meal). But if you have a sensitive child and didn't go your child was in tears that he got this great free meal and he couldn't go and get it. Are you supposed to explain to the 5 year old that he's being manipulated by the restaurant owner? The dine-in only "book it" Pizza Hut coupons were like that too. Okay, sorry to get off topic!

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