Cheap manicures in the West Loop?
March 1, 2008 6:51 AM   Subscribe

Cheap manicures in the West Loop?

Ms. Vegetable has the bad habit of picking her fingernails and cuticles, and one of the only things that has worked in the past several years is getting manicures on a fairly regular basis. Where in the West Loop can she get good, cheap (~$10-15) manicures?
posted by a robot made out of meat to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Try a local cosmetology school. They usually have lower prices than salons.
posted by Snoogylips at 7:41 AM on March 1, 2008

Ummmm.... is it obvious what "West Loop" refers to? There is a West Loop area here in Fort Worth, TX, but somehow I think that's not the one you're referring to.
posted by Doohickie at 8:18 AM on March 1, 2008

Response by poster: Doohickie: the tags.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 10:07 AM on March 1, 2008

posted by gjc at 11:10 AM on March 1, 2008

Best answer: My Cheap Bastard's Guide to Chicago lists the following places with student services. (IE: services performed by students, not ON students.)

Aveda Institute (Clark & Diversy)

Pivot Point Student Clinic (Irving Park & Springfield) Manicures = $9

Cameo Beauty (Cicero & 94th) Manicures = $5

I know those aren't necessarily in your neighborhood, but they might be worth a shot.

I'm totally interested to know what other people have to say, as I've been wondering this very thing myself.
posted by santojulieta at 3:04 PM on March 1, 2008

In my experience so far, cheap manicures don't exist in Chicago. NYC seems to have cornered the market.

I, too, hope somebody can answer this.

(And yes, it's obvious what "West Loop" refers to to anybody who lives near Chicago!) :)
posted by iguanapolitico at 3:41 PM on March 1, 2008

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