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.
Once you're escorted through Fontainebleau's immaculately upscale spa and are seated in a sleek throne worthy of a Federation starship bridge, the spa's adept emery boarders will treat your tootsies to a no-nonsense manicure and pedicure that clips, trims, shapes, and buffs nails to a super-shiny sheen. They'll also clean up the act of wayward cuticles and soothe angered skin with offerings of moisturizer, massages, supplications, and the sacrifice of a 1983 Buick Skylark.
Named one of New York City’s 10 Best Nail Salons in 2010, Trevi Nails employs a crew of talented technicians who pamper hands and feet before polishing nails with Essie and OPI polishes. Behind 17 nail stations, which span two floors, staffers soften skin with paraffin dips, scrubs, and other personalized treatments, and aestheticians whisk away unwanted hair with face- and body-waxing services and artfully frame peepers with eyelash extensions. Customized massages with soothing lemon-infused products from Lemon Tree relax neck muscles sore from training mink to sit still on your shoulders.
Having celebrated its opening in January 2012, Four Seasons Nail Salon staffs an abundance of sleek manicure stations and rows of pedicure thrones with professional nail technicians. A large crystal chandelier illuminates the front desk in the contemporary space, and textured stone walls surround the pedicure area. Along a wall of windows, guests rest hands below quick-dry machines as they gaze out onto the street to watch unmanicured passersby hide misshapen nails with newspapers and attempt to hail taxis with their hands in their pockets.
At Yuva Threading Salon's three NYC locations, the staffs of skilled aestheticians blend Western techniques with centuries-old Eastern traditions. Due to this versatility, the salon has grown to offer more than eyebrow threading, though the technique still remains their hallmark service and garners praise from outlets such as The Early Show on CBS. Their clients can also take advantage of waxing, facials, massages, nail services, and receive intricate henna tattoos.