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Health and beauty, Spas Upper East Side

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This spa chain (there are two locations in NYC and one in Tokyo) is not your average nail spot. The decor is upscale enough to pass for a posh lounge, with black-paneled windows, sleek dark-wood tables, moss-green walls and framed photos of Japanese flowers. But the prices mimic those of a much less opulent salon; to wit, a regular manicure costs just $12, while a pedicure fetches $30. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be busy choosing from countless stickers and Swarovski gems offered for Sakura’s signature nail art ($5–$40) or sipping the complimentary green tea, which is served in hand-painted ceramic cups (the Japanese-imported dishware is available for sale; $20–$60). Other Japanese goodies you can walk away with include Tins nontoxic glittery nail polishes ($17) and special Erikonail eyelet-lace fingerless gloves ($16), typically worn in Japan during the summer to protect hands from the sun.



Address: 1709 Second Ave
New York

Cross street: between 88th and 89th Sts
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St (Lexington Ave)
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10:30am–8:30pm, Sun 11am–8pm
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