Nail Care: DIY vs. Nail Salons

by Delaney M. | September 6th, 2012 | Women's Beauty, Women's Fashion

When it comes to being a woman, many of us are very particular about the way we look. I think we can all agree that we each have our own personal points of beauty that we care the most about. Personally, I have an obsession about presentable nails on both hands and feet.

When it comes to having our nails done, some women simply paint their own, while others choose to go to their local nail salon. So which is better for women, doing it themselves or having someone else do it for them? I find that there are pros and cons to both.

Starting with the pros of doing your own nails, one of the best things about doing it yourself is that it saves money in your pocket. Compared to paying a lofty price at a salon, giving yourself your own manicure or pedicure can save you a pretty penny. It is significantly cheaper to go out and buy your own clippers, file, and polish than it is to pay for service at a nail salon.

Another pro of doing your own nails is that you are able to do it at any time of the day in the comfort of your own home. This makes it convenient if you are a working woman and don’t have until late at night to do this task. You do not have to worry about making it on time to a nail appointment or worrying that you are pushed for time. If you have younger children, doing your own nails may be the best solution, because they can just go about their own business in the familiarity of your home.

A few cons for doing your own nails is that you may not be particularly good at it. If you are looking for perfect nails, going to a salon would be the best idea. Also, you may not feel the same amount of luxury by doing it yourself.

On the other hand, getting your nails done is a perfect time to relax and forget about the stresses that are currently going on in your life. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and let them do all of the work. Also at a salon, most places give you a massage during both manicures and pedicures making the experience even better. The only true con of getting your nails done professionally is the amount of money it takes to get them done. Most places average $25 for manicures or pedicures, which isn’t too bad; however, if you like to change your nails up every week or so, this may begin to become pretty costly.

Overall, doing your own nails or going to a nail salon both have a pros and cons. Depending on what you prefer and how much money you are willing to spend, you will have your own preference on which you enjoy the most. Any nails that are taken care of – no matter who did them – is key!

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