A spa manicure and pedicure are more expensive than what you get at the local nail salon. The cost will vary depending on where you're getting the spa manicure and pedicure. A spa manicure will cost $25 and up at a day spa, $50 and up at resort spa, $75 and up at a luxury hotel spa. A spa pedicure will be $45 + at a day spa, $60 + at a resort spa, and $100 + at the most luxurious hotel spas. So what are you getting for your money?
Why Is The Spa Manicure and Pedicure More Expensive?
It will be a longer service, with more steps -- an aromatic salt rub, hydrating mask, hot towel wrap, hot stone massage or paraffin dip -- that make the spa manicure last longer and feel more luxurious.
You are paying for a more beautiful, luxurious atmosphere. Instead of fluorescent lights and noxious fumes from airbrushed nails, you have pretty light fixtures, good design, and a handsome pedicure chair in a quiet corner. The pedicure chair should drain (not recirculate water) so that the pedicure is completely sanitary.
You can be sure the technicians are highly experienced and give you a special experience. They can give you beautifully shaped nails, suggest the perfect color for your skin and the season, and their work lasts -- no chips or bubbles. They should have a very nice manner and follow the highest level of spa sanitation.
Most resort spas don't offer the full robe and slipper treatment and give you access to spa facilities if you are only purchasing nail services.
If you need to save, get a spa manicure or pedicure as a special treat and do your regular maintenance at home or with a local nail or beauty salon. But watch how they work before you book. If they cut corners on sanitation or have old-fashioned pedicure chairs that recirculate the water, just walk away!