Humble nail salons of Brooklyn, we salute you! This unassuming place in the rural hamlet of Ditmas Park isn’t much to look at, but it delivers a hell of a mani-pedi for $17. We won’t go into too much detail, but their handiwork is so thorough it borders on podiatry (sorry fellas if that sounded gross, but the whole nail-care enterprise actually kind of is) making it superior to any other we’ve tried in the under-$20 rung, let alone at those overpriced pink chains with silly cocktail specials. Three gripes: L & C only gives you 10 free minutes of massage chair, the polish colors can be a bit uninspired, and the bathroom hasn’t been cleaned since cherry red claws were in. But a true cheapskate always brings her own bottle so she can touch up at home, and you should always bring your own nail kit unless you want a fungus. So ladies—and alright, gentlemen—let your fellow Brokelyn readers in on your favorite places to get cheap BUT GOOD mani-pedis.
L & C Natural Nail Inc., 1619 Cortelyou Rd. at E. 17th St., 718-826-2371