When you think ‘New York City,’ you think expensive. But there is one thing you can buy in my adopted hometown cheaper than anywhere else I’ve traveled…
…and that’s a manicure.
It’s true. The nail salons in Manhattan, with their mani/pedi specials, have ruined me for any other city. Not that I get them that often. But when I get a hankering to treat myself special, the salons in my ‘hood deliver the goods at a very reasonable price.
Just yesterday I had a layover in the San Francisco airport before my red-eye to JFK. It was the perfect time to try XpresSpa, a chain of quick manicure/pedicure/massage salons that have popped up at airports all over the country.
I wheelied myself over to the storefront in my terminal and was gratified to see a $10 off special for the mani/pedi combo – perfect! But then I got a look at the price — $90 for the set!
At my Upper West Side salon, you can get the combo for $25. Even with the XpresSpa coupon, we’re still talking $80 before tip. Yowza.
My fingers and toes can wait to be pampered until I get home to NYC.
Where things are CHEAP.