Last Saturday I had several errands that took me back to Dyker Heights. I had some time to get a manicure and pedicure which was a special treat but won’t be something I’m going to do as often as I used to.
There are still some nail salons in Sunset Park where a basic mani-pedi still costs $15.00 but the going price at many Dyker Heights nail salons is now $18.99.
I decided that one of the best way to get by between manicures and haircuts is to take good care of my hair and nails at home.
At the No. 1 Discount Store on 72nd Street and 13th Avenue, I got these bright ponytail bands that I’ll use to pull my hair back as it grows out of a short haircut.
I also bought the Bath Body Deluxe Beauty Set since I need to do more work between pedicures on my own. Very few salons are using the razor anymore so I will scrape away dry, rough skin myself. There are salons that have a special exfoliant gel that they will use in combination with a pumice stone to scrape away dry skin. But at the cost of an extra $3.00 it will bring the cost of the mani-pedi plus tip to a total of around $25. I’ve decided to keep that extra money in my purse.
I also bought these nail brushes that are just right for when I start using a cuticle remover cream.
I figure that by doing a little more maintenance I can extend the time between a mani-pedi to about 4 weeks. And as far as hair styling goes, I’m going to see how long I can go between visits to a professional. Hair coloring, conditioners and root touch-up kits are new items on my bargain hunting list.
The continuing cold weather and storm watches over the past month have curtailed my bargain hunting expeditions. I cannot wait for the warner weather so I can get out again on weekends and continue my bargain hunting.
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