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Where to Get a Quality Manicure for Cheap in Washington D.C.

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This round-up of manicures spots is for the days when your wallet wins out over the desire for any pampering. Starting at just $12, here are 12 inexpensive manicure salons from Georgetown to Logan Circle to Capitol Hill and in between. They all have a strong rep for making your digits look beautiful for not much more than lunch at say, Sweetgreen. Missed your favorite? We want to hear it, so leave a note in the comments.


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1. V Nails and Spa

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1452 Park Road NW
District of Columbia, D.C.
(202) 588-5095
Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Thorough, long-lasting manicures, and it's convenient to Columbia Heights metro. [Image]

2. Joy's Spa

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2471 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-0909
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Basic manicure $20 Why to Visit This place racks up Reader's Choice awards from the Washington City Paper. [Image]

3. Enchanted Nails and Spa

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2324 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 652-1151
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Basic manicure $14 cash, $16 credit Why to Visit Tons of chairs, friendly service, and E! News on loop when we visited. [Image]

4. Shangri-La Day Spa

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1502 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-0969
Basic manicure $13 cash Why to Visit A go-to manicures on U Street, with a light-filled studio. [Image]

5. Qwest Nails

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1919 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Qwest has a huge fanbase and a second location on K Street. [Image]

6. Mimosa Salon and Spa

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1706 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-6900
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Basic manicure $14 Why to Visit Besides having a mimosa deal, this Dupont institution stays up really late — the salon closes at 11. [Image]

7. Vicky's Nails

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1616 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007
(202) 342-0406
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Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Cute location and a great deal for pricey Georgetown. [Image]

8. Blu Nails

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1339 14th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20005
(202) 939-1414
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Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Because you have an hour and a half to kill before getting into that trendy restaurant on 14th Street. [Image]

9. Red Sun Nails

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1123 7th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001
(202) 589-0428
Basic manicure $12 Why to Visit Efficient and painstaking manicures at a rock bottom price. [Image]

10. Patsy's Nail Bar

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1926 I St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20006
(202) 466-2457
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Basic manicure $24 Why to Visit A little pricier, but they offer formaldehyde-free products like Zoya nail polish. [Image]

11. Walgreens

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801 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Basic manicure $12 Why to Visit For the novelty of a manicure station in a drug store, and surprisingly great manis. [Image]

12. Capitol Nail Salon

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201 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
202) 543-0989
Basic manicure $17 Why to Visit This place has devoted fans on the Hill for cheap and reliable manicures. [Image]

1. V Nails and Spa

1452 Park Road NW, District of Columbia, D.C.
Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Thorough, long-lasting manicures, and it's convenient to Columbia Heights metro. [Image]
1452 Park Road NW
District of Columbia, D.C.

2. Joy's Spa

2471 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Basic manicure $20 Why to Visit This place racks up Reader's Choice awards from the Washington City Paper. [Image]
2471 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

3. Enchanted Nails and Spa

2324 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Basic manicure $14 cash, $16 credit Why to Visit Tons of chairs, friendly service, and E! News on loop when we visited. [Image]
2324 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Shangri-La Day Spa

1502 U Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Basic manicure $13 cash Why to Visit A go-to manicures on U Street, with a light-filled studio. [Image]
1502 U Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

5. Qwest Nails

1919 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Qwest has a huge fanbase and a second location on K Street. [Image]
1919 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

6. Mimosa Salon and Spa

1706 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20009
Basic manicure $14 Why to Visit Besides having a mimosa deal, this Dupont institution stays up really late — the salon closes at 11. [Image]
1706 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20009

7. Vicky's Nails

1616 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20007
Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Cute location and a great deal for pricey Georgetown. [Image]
1616 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20007

8. Blu Nails

1339 14th St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20005
Basic manicure $15 Why to Visit Because you have an hour and a half to kill before getting into that trendy restaurant on 14th Street. [Image]
1339 14th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20005

9. Red Sun Nails

1123 7th St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20001
Basic manicure $12 Why to Visit Efficient and painstaking manicures at a rock bottom price. [Image]
1123 7th St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20001

10. Patsy's Nail Bar

1926 I St NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20006
Basic manicure $24 Why to Visit A little pricier, but they offer formaldehyde-free products like Zoya nail polish. [Image]
1926 I St NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20006

11. Walgreens

801 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Basic manicure $12 Why to Visit For the novelty of a manicure station in a drug store, and surprisingly great manis. [Image]
801 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. Capitol Nail Salon

201 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Basic manicure $17 Why to Visit This place has devoted fans on the Hill for cheap and reliable manicures. [Image]
201 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002