Lacquer guru Essie Weingarten has opened her first-ever salon, a colorful space housed inside the Samuel Shriqui Salon (where she has been getting weekly manicures for the past 20 years). You’ll find eight nail stations, each with a leather seat in a shade the same color as an Essie polish, such as pink Bahama Mama and purple Status Symbol. Those vibrant hues stand out against crisp white walls and tables. Manicures are $32–$45 ($40–$50 with head manicurist Josephine Allen), depending on the use of gel or designs, while pedicures cost $65 ($70 with Allen). Once your talons dry, scoop up any of the beloved label’s 300 bottles of polish ($10 each) for at-home touch-ups.
|Venue name:||Essie Flagship Salon||Contact:|
35 E 65th St
|Cross street:||between Madison and Park Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Fri, Sat 9am–6pm; Thu 9–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lexington Ave–63rd St|
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Average User Rating
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Essie herself frequents this salon! I stopped by chance one day although they said they tend to book up quickly they were very friendly and accommodating! I was shocked to see Essie herself enjoying a pedicure while I was there! With over 250 Essie polishes to choose from my manicurist was very helpful making sure I tried all my options before choosing the right polish with my skin tone. They use a warm rose cream cuticle soak as opposed to the water and oil. Which is very luxurious, the massage is with a thick eucalyptus cream. Salon is very clean and friendly. I will make this my regular weekly place!
Dirty and expensive!
For $65 plus tip, my regular nail salon has pleasant staff, great sanitation and does excellent pedicures. Here I got horrifying sanitation ( hint ... nothing is washed, just rinsed), unfriendly (and openly rude) technicians without kindergarten manners (no hello, please or thank you, even after an unwarranted 20% tip), and a pedicure that is equivalent to a $15 one. I am totally shocked this is the Essie flagship and am actually going to stop buying Essie products as a result.