At The V Spot Nail Spa, clients can sink into massive white armchairs as their feet soak in gleaming silver basins as the soothing scents of the lavender scrub and shea butter waft through the air. While they relax in armchairs or perch themselves at manicure stations, their toe- and fingertips are painted with OPI and CND Shellac polish, which make appendages easy to spot when their owners are rotating atop a baggage-claim conveyor belt. Olive lotion, lavender scrubs, and aloe augment manicures, softening hands as guests look up at the salon?s crystal chandeliers, ornate mirrors, and exposed-brick walls.
Buddha Nails &Spa II and its sister salon keep hands and feet glowing seven days a week. Generous doses of aloe and vitamin E intensify skin moisturizers' hydrating power, and a selection of gels, wraps, tips, and colors makes it easy for clients to customize their nails' appearance. Before mani-pedis even start, technicians put their tools in an autoclave, which sanitizes the gear and outfits tools with tiny superhero capes. The studio is much more than just a nail salon, however. Both Buddha locations' service lists feature facials, massage, and hair removal.
Owner Menuka Gurung has shaped and fine-tuned a full menu of spa services to indulge the senses and help accomplish aesthetic goals. As patrons recline in mani-pedi chairs, Menuka's nail techs deftly work with disposable and sterilized tools and traditional or long-lasting Shellac polishes. Unflattering fuzz on eyebrows and upper lips flees before gentle threading and waxing techniques. Botanical aromas drift from herbal facials, and happy sighs hint at patrons receiving deep-tissue massages or getting their hands unstuck from pickle jars.
From manicures to soothing foot treatments, the technicians at NY Lovely Nails and Spa specialize in services that leave fingers and toes polished and pristine. They paint nails with traditional polish, soak-off gel colors, or UV-cured coats that protect against damage for up to two weeks, no matter how many prisons you must claw your way out of in that time. Their treatment menu even extends beyond the hands and feet. Waxing treatments shape eyebrows and keep legs smooth, while lash tints add drama to eyes.
Aestheticians at Spa Martier go above and beyond the call of beauty to create luxurious services that match the spa's lush surroundings. Gleaming crystal chandeliers cast a glittery glow onto nails pampered with paraffin moisturizers and 24-karat gold, and candles cast their own golden glimmer inside private treatment rooms, guiding trained hands as they perform massages with tiger clamshells or chakra-balancing sessions with real diamonds. Supervised by Dr. Amir Farzad Sheibanie, aestheticians perform 18 kinds of facials for both men and women that incorporate elements such as marine botanicals, caviar, and LED light therapy. With 3,000 feet of space, its should come as little surprise that the spa also houses a fully stocked fashion boutique and café, as well as a full-service salon where stylists can perform one of 11 holistic head treatments. Designed to relax, refresh, and replenish hair, these treatments incorporate a blend of massage, aromatherapy, and special products to prime scalps for designer haircuts, coloring treatments, and volunteer work in phrenology classrooms.
Nails on 54th packs a lot of pampering into a small space. Basic manicures and pedicures may be upgraded to include indulgent add-ons such as hydrating cucumber and avocado lotions, hot stones, or fragrant hot-chocolate treatments. Or, consider including a skin-softening paraffin-wax treatment, which helps alleviate pain and stiffness associated with arthritis or adding papier-mâché to your hands. Aestheticians remove dirt and oil from pores with cleansing facials that utilize the anti-aging properties of chocolate or oxygen, and massage therapists disentangle muscle knots with help from hot and cold stones or soothing aromatherapy. Though hair removal is rarely considered a relaxing venture, the staff at Nails on 54th strives to make it as painless as possible by treating sensitive skin with green and blue french waxes and azulene and by offering threading as a gentler option for delicate areas, such as around the eyes.