Nail salons charge $20 to $100 per visit on average, depending on the service. A simple manicure or pedicure with polish costs $20 to $50. A full set of acrylic nails costs $40 to $100.
Filling in gaps between false nails and new growth costs $20 to $40 for acrylics or gel. Extra designs or French tips cost $5 to $20 more. Paraffin treatments cost $15 to $40 and are commonly used during manicures and pedicures to moisturize.
A nail appointment takes 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the service done. A full set of acrylics takes 1 to 2 hours to complete, especially when adding complex designs or jewels. A simple manicure or pedicure takes 30 to 60 minutes on average.
Most nail salons recommend tipping 15% to 20% of the final price, like restaurants and hair salons. If your nail technician did an exceptional job or completed a difficult design, consider tipping 20% or more.
The hours of nail salons vary, but many are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Remember to call, check your local salon's website, or look up their schedule online before driving there.
Most regular nail salon clients go 3 to 4 weeks between appointments, whether they're getting acrylic nails, gel polish, or regular manicures. If a nail breaks or comes off, you may need to make an appointment before then.
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