Nailed It: Our Insider Guide To Affordable Mani-Pedi Spots In D.C.

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UPDATE: You're probably all packed up for your Fourth of July getaway, but are your feet ready for the beach? Hit up one of these so-cheap (and so nice!) mani-pedi spots on your way out of town. This story was originally published on February 16.

We know — your fingers and toes are currently covered by winter boots and fuzzy mittens, so indulging in a mani/pedi doesn't make much sense. But sometimes, we girls (and some guys, too!) just need to be pampered, and if we can find a mani/pedi that fits our budget, we don't mind the whole not-making-sense part so much.

It's no secret that there's an abundance of cheap nail salons in D.C., but finding the really great places that offer the most bang for your buck can be tricky. To make it easy for you, we’ve narrowed down a seemingly endless array into a handy (get it?) list of select nail salons in the D.C. metro area — spots that not only offer the best deals, but are also located near Metro stations and open late on weeknights, making them ideal places to unwind after a long workday. Click through to discover 13 local nail outposts where a mani-pedi will cost you less than $45 — it's true! (And we consider a little massage-chair-induced stress relief an added bonus.)

capitolHill Photographed by Holly E. Thomas

In the District:

Pleasant Nails
Mani/pedi price: $38
The bonus: Close to Columbia Heights metro station, this salon stays open until 8 p.m. on weekdays features some sweet massage chairs.
Where: 3114 Mt Pleasant Street NW; 202-299-9595

Blu Nail Spa
Mani/pedi price: $45
The bonus: Close to Logan Circle's array of bars and restos, this tucked-away spot has a super-sweet staff and an abundance of massage chairs.
Where: 1339 14th Street NW, Second Floor; 202-939-1414

Golden Nails
Mani/pedi price: $40
The bonus: Close to Chinatown metro station, this salon stays open until 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and offers massage chairs.
Where: 517 H Street NW; 202-621-7523

Eastern Market Nails
Mani/pedi price: $44
The bonus: Close to Eastern Market metro station (and directly across from the market itself), this salon is quiet and intimate, tucked away into a serene second-floor location.
Where: 218 7th Street SE; 202-548-0022

PL Nails
Mani/pedi price: $35
The bonus: The salon offers massage chairs and stays open until 7:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Where: 2108 18th Street NW; 202-232-7040

Envy Nails
Mani/pedi price: $28 on Tuesdays; $32 all other days
The bonus: Near Tenleytown metro station, this salon is open until 8 p.m. on weekdays and offers massage chairs.
Where: 4425 Wisconsin Avenue NW, between Grant Road NW & Albemarle Street NW; 202-244-1440

Qwest Nail
Mani/pedi price: $40
The bonus: Just up the street from 18th Street marg-central, Lauriol Plaza, this Adams Morgan spot is open until 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and offers massage chairs.
Where: 1919 18th Street NW; 202-332-3001

Star Nails
Mani/pedi price: $41
The bonus: This Foggy Bottom salon has massage chairs.
Where: 2558 Virginia Avenue NW; 202-333-6993
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In Virginia:

Pearl River Nail Salon
Mani/pedi price: $40
The bonus: Near Ballston metro, this NoVa spot offers massage chairs.
Where: 850 N. Randolph Street, Arlington; 703-248-0011

Elegant Nails
Mani/pedi price: $38
The bonus: This Alexandria salon has massage chairs and stays open until 8 p.m. on weekdays.
Where: 2109 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; 703-683-4451

Modern Nails
Mani/pedi price: $45
The bonus: For starters, it's located near Pentagon City mall (and the metro), which means you can do some shopping, too. Plus, the salon offers massage chairs and stays open until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Where: 1100 South Hayes Street, Suite 2008, Arlington; 703-413-3404
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In Maryland:

Sandy Nails
Mani/pedi price: $37
The bonus: This nail salon is open until 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, and is located close to the Bethesda metro station.
Where: 7815 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda; 301-652-1362

Tenley Nails
Mani/pedi price: $30
The bonus: Close to Silver Spring metro, the salon offers massage chairs.
Where: 8395 Colesville Road; Silver Spring; 301-495-0080