I love the feeling of leaving a salon with freshly painted nails but I unfortunately don’t have the money or time to spend several hours getting my nails done every other week. I was spending $25-$35 plus tips for each visit to the salon. Thirty-five dollars here and there doesn’t seem too bad, but when you look at the cost over one year it’s shocking – 2 salon visits per month translates to $840 per year!!
And…this does not include what’s saved by also doing your own pedicures since most likely, you will do both at the same time! Based on a charge of $65 for a mani/pedi combo, this savings can quickly morph to $1,400 or more. Sounds like a pretty nice vacation trade off to me!
After spending $150 on a nail lamp and nail polishes, I saved $690 over the last year by switching to DIY nails!! I can now do my own gel/shellac manicures at home in less than 30 minutes and the manicure lasts without chipping for 2 weeks.