If you want highly detailed and unique nail art, this one-of-a kind spa and salon is top-notch. Enter the kitschy tri-level space, which boasts red leather pedicure stations and leopard-print chairs, and enjoy a gratis tea or coffee while one of the manicurists prepares a nonacrylic LCN resin for your beds. The liquid sets under a heat lamp for a few minutes and turns into hard nonporous nails ($80 for LCN natural nail lengths, $100 for LCN tips). Once the canvas is prepped, the technician will apply 3-D effects like gel flowers and crystals ($8 per nail) or hand-paint abstract prints ($5–$10 per nail) using skinny brushes and special LCN gel nail polish. The salon can also apply any nail art onto a basic manicure ($15).
The city is chock-full of the best nail salons for nail art in the world, so there’s no excuse for your digits to go unpolished. And since your mane is always looking fierce thanks to the best blow dry bars and hair salons, your nails should be on-point too. Plenty of New York's day spas offer simple manicures, but if you’re antibasic, book an appointment at a nail art salon in NYC. We’ve mapped out the cool-girl bargain and splurgeworthy spots owned by a few trend-setting New York Fashion Week mainstays, as well as some of the most artistically talented manicurists in the world. Sure, we can appreciate a good DIY, encrusting your beds with rhinestones and gems is a job better suited for the pros, right?
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