Nails are an important part of your appearance and make all the difference when it comes to first impressions. Having well-groomed hands and feet makes you appear put-together and professional. Routinely getting your nails done can make a significant dent in your bank account, but luckily the Sacramento area offers many nail salons with manicures and pedicures for under $50.

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Abba Salon and Spa
#114 at 1260 Lake Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-2272

Hours: Mon – Sat 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for a simple but gorgeous manicure, try Abba Salon. Located in Davis, a college town, the salon is the perfect place for students on a tight budget. Abba Salon and Spa has a wonderful environment for all of your beauty needs. The staff is friendly and talented in all the services they offer and the prices are affordable; a manicure is $15, a pedicure is $25 and a mani-pedi bundle is only $37. The salon also offers hairstyling and waxing for extra pampering.

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The White Orchid Salon & Spa

2118 P St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 444-6123

Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This cute little salon has many services for nails, including gel and acrylic sets. A manicure runs around $30, and a pedicure costs $45. Customers will leave feeling relaxed, especially if they opt to have reflexology or a paraffin dip performed, which can help with arthritis pain. White Orchid is a serene place to enjoy a makeover, so be sure to check out the website for rotating spa specials. You may find buy one get one free deals and discounts on additional services. The staff at the White Orchid Salon will be sure you leave feeling relaxed and happy with the appearance of your nails.

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Expo Nail and Spa
1140 Exposition Blvd., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 646-6888

Hours: Mon – Sat 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Expo Nail and Spa offers several options for manicures and pedicures, so you can choose one that fits your budget. Each tier includes special levels of massage and other treatment of nails, hands and feet. The more expensive packages come with more deluxe treatment. A classic manicure is only $15 and a luxury manicure is $22, both of which come with a hand soak, cuticle grooming, lotion massage, paraffin dip and nail color application. A classic pedicure is $25, a special pedicure is $35, and a luxury pedicure is $40. The basic package includes a foot soak, callus removal, cuticle and nail grooming, lotion massage, a paraffin wax softener and polish application. You can pay the higher prices for aromatherapy sea salt exfoliation, a hot stone massage and a leg mask.

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Blue Nile Nails & Day Spa
931 Howe Ave.
Sacramento, CA 9525
(916) 524-9024

Hours: Mon – Sat 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Blue Nile is a little on the pricier side, but the services are well worth the splurge. Basic manicures costs $20 and last for 15-20 minutes, while signature manicures cost $25 and last for 20-25 minutes. The basic pedicure is $35 for 20-25 minutes of care, a deluxe manicure is $45  for 35-40 minutes and a signature mani is $55 for 45-50 minutes. The signature mani-pedi includes reflex massage, a spa mask, hot stone massage and paraffin treatment along with the basic cuticle and nail grooming that come with the basic packages. For an additional $5 per nail, you can opt to decorate your fingers and toes with nail art.

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Bellagio Day Spa & Salon
1112 Galleria Blvd., Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 780-5713

Hours: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bellagio Day Spa is a relaxing salon that offers two types of mani-pedis: European and Bellagio. A European manicure is $20 and the corresponding pedicure is $35. The Bellagio manicure is $25 and the pedicure is $45. The European treatment includes a tension reflex lotion massage, cuticle grooming, a salt scrub and polish application. The Bellagio treatment includes the European amenities as well as a fresh or dry flower soak and a chamomile mask that reveals healthier skin. Walk-ins are welcome so don’t hesitate to try this place out. Gift certificates to Bellagio Spa will make the perfect gift for women of all ages.

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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at