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How Much Does it Cost to Get Your Nails Done Professionally?

Whenever you have a gorgeous fresh set of nails, your confidence is instantly boosted. Outfits suddenly look better, and you want to take a picture every time you hold an iced coffee. Getting a professional manicure gives everyone a little extra boost to make you feel gorgeous inside and out. But at what cost? 

Getting your nails done professionally can be expensive. A regular manicure is already a bit pricey, but add on a long-lasting polish like dip powder or gel, plus any trendy nail art you can’t live without, and suddenly this professional manicure is costing you an arm and a leg. Luckily, we’ve got some tips and tricks that will help you save money without sacrificing your gorgeous salon-quality nails. 

How Much Does A Professional Manicure Cost?

The average cost of a professional manicure will depend on what type of manicure you get. With the added cost of designs or special long-lasting manicure types, this cost can add up quickly. The cost of the manicure will typically depend on the type of manicure you are getting as well as the kind of salon you’re at and the additional add-ons you select. 

Here is the general range of average costs of professional nail salon services:

  • Regular Manicure: $10-$40 
  • Gel Manicure: $20-$65
  • Dip Powder Manicure: $35-$55
  • Acrylic Manicure (full set): $25-$100
  • Acrylic Manicure (fills): $20-$30

If you want to get a high-quality manicure, the price will always be higher. There will also be additional costs for trendy designs and other manicure additions that may take a long time. Luckily, there is a cheaper way to get salon-quality results without breaking the bank. 

Doing Your Nails At Home

When you think about doing your nails at home, you probably think of all the times you have meticulously painted your nails only to end up with a smudgy, bubbly mess! But this doesn’t have to be the case. With the right tools, you can get salon-quality results at home no matter your level of experience with painting nails. 

Nailboo’s Dip Kits make getting salon-quality nails at home as easy as one, two, three! You will be amazed by how easy this manicure is to apply. Seriously, you can apply this manicure in ten minutes or less once you get the hang of it, without any bubbly top coats, smudgy polish, or crazy tools. Dip powder manicures are easy to apply and will give you salon-quality results every single time. 

What Is A Dip Powder Manicure?

Dip powder manicures use a superfine acrylic powder to create stunning salon-quality manicures in a matter of minutes. Dip nails are super easy to apply to both natural nails and fake nail tips. No matter what your go-to salon style is, you can easily achieve your favorite looks with a dip powder manicure. 

What Do You Need To Try Dip Nails At Home?

All you need to try a dip mani at home is a handy Nailboo Dip Kit. These fantastic kits come with everything you need to get started. Each kit comes with a complete set of application liquids, including a Base Coat, Top Coat, and Activator. It also comes with a Cleaner for maintaining your brushes and cleaning up your manicure for finishing effects. 

With your Nailboo Dip Kit, you will also get all the powders and tools you need, including build powder, colored powder, a brush, a four-way file, cuticle pusher, and remover clips to help you safely remove your manicure when it’s time for a fresh set. The number of dip powder colors you get will depend on which kit you choose. The more colors you get with your kit, the better the overall value will be.

Each jar of color powder contains enough powder for 30 sets of salon-quality nails. That’s 30 trips to the salon in each jar. You can save thousands of dollars by switching to dip powder and ditching pricy salon trips. 

The Starter Kit

Overall Price: $75 

Price Per Manicure: $2.50

Included With Your Kit: 

  • All the tools you need from application to removal.
  • One color powder of your choice. 

The Starter Kit is great for people who have never tried dip powder manicures before. With this kit, you get one jar of color powder plus everything you need from application to removal. With 30 sets of nails in each jar, you can save by skipping 30 trips to the nail salon. With this starter kit, you will be saving hundreds of dollars. 

The Essentials Kit

Overall Price: $115

Price Per Manicure: $0.96

Included With Your Kit: 

  • All the tools you need from application to removal.
  • Four color powders of your choice. 

The Essentials Kit comes with your choice of four gorgeous colors. This kit is our most popular kit because you can choose several colors to go with a variety of outfits and occasions. With this kit, you will get enough supplies to apply 120 manicures at home for just 96 cents a manicure. With stunning salon-quality results for this price, you won’t ever need to return to the time and expense of the nail salon. 

The Pro Kit

Overall Price: $140

Price Per Manicure: $0.78

Included With Your Kit: 

  • All the tools you need from application to removal.
  • Six color powders of your choice. 

If you have ever tried a dip powder manicure before, then you already know how amazing the long-lasting results are. You should get the Pro Kit. This kit comes with your choice of six different color powders, so you can be sure to have your go-to colors as well as some new colors to try out. 

With six jars of color powder, you will have enough dip powder to apply 180 flawless sets of manicures for just 78 cents a manicure. With this kit, you will save thousands of dollars compared to the price of the salon, and your nails will still look fantastic!

Can You Use Fake Nail Tips With Dip Powder?

If you are someone who loves the look of long acrylic nails, don’t worry! You can still get in on this money-saving dip nail action. All you need are some of Nailboo’s Pro-Touch Nail Tips and your trusty Dip Kit. These synthetic nail tips come in a variety of shapes, including Ballerina, French, and Oval. You can even file these sturdy tips to create the desired tip shape of your choice. 

You can easily apply these nail tips with some nail glue then use your dip powder over them for a long-lasting manicure that will save you tons of money compared to pricey acrylic sets. These nail tips will look just as stunning as salon nails without the time and expense. 

Can You Still Add Designs With Dip Powder Manicures?

Adding designs to a dip powder manicure is a bit different from traditional nail art. Because the powder is dipped onto the nail instead of painted, you can’t necessarily just paint designs over the tops of your nails. However, you can still add several different nail designs that will leave your nails looking like an expensive professional set without the cost. 

You can easily apply ombre nails with dip powders by using a makeup brush to apply one color to the tip of your nail and another color to the base. Use your brush to blend in the middle, and voila! You have a gorgeous set of ombre nails. 

If you want to try a classy marbled effect, then check out this tutorial. Seriously, it has never been so easy to apply fabulous designs at home for a fraction of the cost. You can try this trend with any color combination of your choice. 

When you do your nails at home, you won’t have to pay extra for designs. You can just apply them yourself with helpful tips and tricks from Nailboo. You will save money while still serving looks! 

 

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Wrap Up

With a handy Nailboo Dip Kit, you can start doing your nails at home just like a professional. You can save time and money by using dip powder manicures. These trendy manicures will last for up to six weeks, but with all the tools you need at home, you can change the color whenever you feel like it! Switching to an at-home dip kit can save you thousands of dollars without giving up your gorgeous manicures. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!

 

Sources:

Nail salons: average service prices US 2019 | Statista

Manicures and Pedicures - 2021 Healthcare Costs | Health Cost Helper

7 Types of Manicures for 2021 - Best Manicure to Try for Your Nails |  Cosmopolitan