I wanted to see what the Walmart nail salon was all about… So I decided to take a trip for myself. Here’s what I found out when I went!
Walmart is one of the leading retailers in the United States. Starting as a discount retailer in Rogers, Ark, the company is today one of the top retail companies in the world. With thousands of stores across the country, Walmart offers a variety of products and services for customers.
If you are planning to visit Walmart, you will have plenty of things to buy when you’re there. And when you are doing it, why not get your nails done? Yes, Walmart offers nail salon services at some of its stores in the US.
Before you read this, my experience going…
I went to a Walmart nail salon, and I was pretty surprised at the quality of service that I was given. I wouldn’t say that it’s the very best nail salon to go to. Although, I would go again! Here are my top three reasons to go:
1. You’re inside a Walmart
I like the idea that we can get two things done at the same time. My husband or friends can get their shopping done while I sit and get my nails done!
2. There’s a good price tag
Walmart doesn’t just offer discounts on products. These services also come at a great discount (you’ll see pricing below!)
3. If there’s nothing else in your area
For some folks, you might not have a nail salon in your area, and you need something more. In that case, looking at these services is a great and perfectly fine option!
So wait, does Walmart run and have a nail salon?
The answer to this is both yes and no! Yes, Walmart does offer nail salon services at select stores in the US. But the salon is not operated by Walmart. Regal Nails is a Salon & Spa company operating from LA that runs nail salons in Walmart.
Starting in October 1997, the salon opened its first Regal Nail in Walmart’s Shreveport, LA store. Since then, Regal Nails LLC has become one of the top nail salon franchisors in the country. Regal Nails operates 940 salons in Walmart stores across the country.
What are the services offered by Walmart nail salon, and how much would they charge?
A variety of quality nail services are offered at the Walmart nail salon. The services offered as well as the pricing—can vary from location to location. The following is a list of the services offered and the prices you could expect:
- Acrylic nails (only fills) – $17.99.
- Acrylic nails – $24.99.
- Gel nails color – $19.99.
- Diamond nails (only fills) – $19.99.
- Diamond nails – $29.99
- Manicure – $10.99.
- Nail repair – $5.99.
- Pink and white solar (only fills) – $28.99.
- Pink and white solar – $37.99.
- Solar pink (fills) – $19.99.
- Solar pink – $32.99.
- Spa pedicure – $19.99.
- Spa pedicure and manicure – $29.99.
- UV gel nails – $33.99.
Note: The prices start from the amount mentioned above and can be higher depending on where and when you go!
Why you should consider going
Walmart and its partner Regal Nails have made a name for themselves in the market for providing top-quality nail salon services. It is also convenient to get your nails done as you visit Walmart for regular shopping.
You can get a range of services at the Walmart nail salon at competitive prices. The nail technicians at the salon are professionals with experience and can offer service that perfectly suits your needs. They have the best designs and follow the best standards in their work.
How to get an appointment and go!
Some Walmart nail salons accept online bookings. But most of them work on a walk-in basis. Some of the salons have a telephone booking system.
You need to check at your nearest Walmart nail salon. If they accept appointments, then book an appointment. This will help you cut down on the waiting time. Else, you can walk into the nail salon whenever you visit the store. You will be served on a first-come-first-served basis.
Questions and answers!
A little Q&A:
‘Charlie’ Qoy Ton, the founder of Regal Nails, approached Walmart to start a salon since he felt it would be a good idea since they already had hair salons. Walmart does extensive advertising, making it easy for Regal Nails to operate its nail salon.
Walmart gets rent from the store, while Regal Nails has access to nearly 70% of women customers at Walmart. It is a win-win relationship that led to Regal Nails opening 100 salons annually for Walmart.
The nail salon’s working hours can vary from location to location. However, the general hours are 10 am to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday. On Friday, the nail salon operates from 9 am to 7 pm and runs from 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.
The industry standard for tipping is 15% to 20% of the total bill amount. Know that tips are a key component of nail technicians’ income. So, if you are happy with the services you can tip them up to 20% of the bill. While tipping, you can take care to ensure that the minimum tip is $5.