The licensed nail techs at London’s of New York Nail Bar pamper clients with cosmetic and therapeutic manicures, pedicures, and nail-strengthening treatments. During the basic manicure, nail shapes become symmetrical, excess cuticle is exiled, and nails tops change color at whim. The New York signature manicure and pedicure further pampers hands with soothing masks, invigorating exfoliants, and a deep moisturizer to recompense for extensive sandcastle building. Feet and legs detangle in a conditioning soak before extremity tenders smooth an external mask onto lower legs and perk up feet with an exfoliating scrub or a terrifying tale of 13-inch heels. Hardworking feet revel in a massage with perfumed deep-moisturizing cream in clients’ choice of honey-and-cinnamon, raspberry-pomegranate, silver-birch-green-tea, or lavender scents.
Jennifer's Day Spa tasks itself with ensuring the comfort of its patrons, pampering them from head to cuticle with a wide array of services. 30-minute massages ($40) can wick away pent-up stress with patented Swedish techniques or delve into musculature with a sure-handed deep tissue massage, a modality designed to realign subdermal layers of muscular and connective tissue. A body scrub with sea salts accompanies each massage, further relaxing customers and earning them the olfactory love of mariners everywhere. Other spa services include 40-minute foot reflexology sessions with Chinese herbs ($40), waxing sessions for areas such as the lower leg ($20) or underarm ($10), and detail-oriented manicures ($10) and pedicures ($15).
Lauded in New York magazine, Polish Bar of Brooklyn dotes on digits with a thorough buffing and a rainbow of acclaimed lacquer brands in a pink- and chocolate-hued studio. A trained extremity artist uses double-sanitized equipment and brand-new tools to trim, shape, and buff nails before refining cuticles and lavishing limbs with a thorough and hydrating massage. Newly purified nail parents then choose from a wide range of popular polish brands, including OPI, Zoya, Essie, and vegan-friendly varieties, festooning fingers and toes in couture-quality colors that inspire awe during Thanksgiving hand-turkey art projects.
Ania, owner of Freckle, leads a team of experts who beautify their clients’ skin and nails in the spa, whose hanging chandeliers, hardwood floors, and antique-looking wallpaper give the space a funky vibe. Products by Clarisonic, S.W. Basics, and Dermalogica are put to use in an array of skincare treatments ranging from classic facials to organic glycolic peels for the back. Across the spa, nail techs primp hands and feet before painting talons with traditional polishes by Essie, Zoya, and RGB, as well as gel lacquers by Shellac and Gelish. For both men and women, the staff relieve skin of excess hair with waxing treatments, including those specifically geared toward sensitive skin.
Obina Escort understands firsthand how important it is for skin to look great—she spent years as trade-show model and a professional hostess for entertainment-industry events. Over time, she developed a strong interest in skincare and eventually became a beauty-product advisor for retailers, including Sephora and Nordstrom. She later earned her aesthetics certification from an Aveda Institute and now performs facials at Posh Nails BK. Here, after showing clients where their faces are, she uses products harvested from plant extracts and essential oils in facials designed for varying skin types. Because of her devotion to skincare, she also designs at-home regimens for clients who want to maintain their refreshed look.