Save $1,000/year by DIYing your gel manicure – here’s how

December 22, 2023

The average cost of getting a gel manicure at a salon in California is $36 – with 52 weeks in a year and getting a fresh manicure every 2 weeks to maintain, you’re spending $936/year on your manicures, and that’s WITHOUT TIP! With pedicures included, you’re talking a total of $2,106 plus tip!

With A LOT of trial and error, I’ve been able to figure out how to do my own at home manis and pedis that last up to 3 weeks. The initial cost to purchase all the equipment is about $100, but once you have all the tools you need, you’re good for years and years to come. At least until you start running out of the polish.