Seven-year-old Adrienne O'Shea, left, enjoyed her first pedicure with her mother Natalie O'Shea at Red Nails. "This is a treat," said Natalie O'Shea, who only gets a pedicure a few times a year. The two were on a mother/daughter outing.
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At Red Nail salon in St. Paul, Erin Schumann spent $30 for a pedicure in a whirlpool massage chair. At full-service salons she'd spend nearly twice that, but Schumann can't see spending the extra money.
"There's not much difference between a full-service salon and what's done here," she said.