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Five Great Spots for a Cheap (But Good!) Manicure

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We like our manicures the way we like our takeout: cheap, fast and good. Here are five places around town, from Beacon Hill to Newton, that make it a lot easier to indulge your weekly nail art habit. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments, or drop an email to boston@racked.com.


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1. Town Nail & Skin Salon

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99 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114-3227
(617) 248-0690
Rare is the in-city spot that offers a $30 mani/pedi. Other plusses: late-night summer hours and a huge color selection. After ten manicures, you get the next one free.

2. Brookline Natural Nails

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1376A Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Comfortable massage chairs, convenient location, cheery staff, and most importantly, $10 manicures and $20 pedicures.

3. Diva Nail & Spa

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212 Adams St
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 559-9953
Loyalists love this place for the little perks: a $15 manicure includes a paraffin treatment and shoulder and neck massage. The staff is also friendly and accommodating.

4. Salon De Paris

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444 Common St
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-4293
At this bright Belmont spot, the attitude is upbeat and the color selection extensive. First-time customers can get a mani/pedi for just $20; there’s even free parking.

5. Beauty Spa

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1766 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 868-4778
A little more expensive than other spots—a mani/pedi will run you $38—but the decor is upscale, the technician care attentive, and the manicures long-lasting.

1. Town Nail & Skin Salon

99 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-3227
Rare is the in-city spot that offers a $30 mani/pedi. Other plusses: late-night summer hours and a huge color selection. After ten manicures, you get the next one free.
99 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114-3227

2. Brookline Natural Nails

1376A Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Comfortable massage chairs, convenient location, cheery staff, and most importantly, $10 manicures and $20 pedicures.
1376A Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446

3. Diva Nail & Spa

212 Adams St, Newton, MA 02458
Loyalists love this place for the little perks: a $15 manicure includes a paraffin treatment and shoulder and neck massage. The staff is also friendly and accommodating.
212 Adams St
Newton, MA 02458

4. Salon De Paris

444 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478
At this bright Belmont spot, the attitude is upbeat and the color selection extensive. First-time customers can get a mani/pedi for just $20; there’s even free parking.
444 Common St
Belmont, MA 02478

5. Beauty Spa

1766 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
A little more expensive than other spots—a mani/pedi will run you $38—but the decor is upscale, the technician care attentive, and the manicures long-lasting.
1766 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140