We fully appreciate the remarkable difference a fresh manicure can make. There’s no doubt that glossy, well-kempt nails have the power to elevate a look from drab to fab. But paying someone to have your nails done every week or so can quickly take your bank account from fab to drab. And bad financial habits will last a lot longer than that cherry-red mani-pedi.

So, How Much Could You Save?

The average price of nail salon services varies dramatically throughout the United States, but according to statistics from Nails Magazine, the average cost in 2014-2015 for a basic manicure is $19.54. If you get a fresh manicure every week, that’s approximately $1,016 per year! In 20 years, that means you could have more than $20,000 extra cash in your bank account! Want to know more? We put together a detailed chart to better demonstrate the possibilities!

Manicure Prices

*All pricing is meant to be approximate and is based on preliminary research for each region.

Get a Professional-Looking Manicure at Home

Depending on the type of manicure you get, the frequency you get it and the area of the country you live in, we’re talking about a lot of cash. And doing your manicure at home is easy! If you don’t believe us, we’ve got plenty of advice for how to master this money-saving skill.

All You Need to Know About DIY Manis

Check out the do’s and don’ts of at-home manicures.

Make sure your nails are healthy before you start with the nail polish.

Don’t let your nail polish ruin your nails.

This might be the most important step in an at-home mani.

The trick to a streak-free manicure.

This is the easy way to clean up any stray nail polish.

When you’re done, keep your mani in good shape by avoiding these 5 things.

Not sure where to start with nail color or design? Here are some of our best nail tutorials yet!

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