We found five spots for the nicest nails in the city.
The first of its kind, Manicube is a mobile-manicure salon founded in NYC. If you can round up twelve people in your office, these ladies will ship out to you and your colleagues for $15 manicures. Co-founder Liz Whitman says, “The idea is to make women’s lives easier.” Sold. Bonus: $1 of each manicure is donated to KIVA, a women’s entrepreneur fund. DETAILS To book all appointments go to manicube.com
Specializing in nail art and polish trends, Valley sits tucked away on Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Allure magazine named this nail spot one of the top 10 manicures in NYC. DETAILS 198 Elizabeth St., 212.274.8985, valleynyc.com
This state of the art nail salon is all about the experience. Their Tribeca location, equipped with Bertoia chairs and beautiful views, provides you with a luxe-meets-zen vibe. iPads are also available at every station for your viewing pleasure. DETAILS TriBeca: 112 Reade St., 2nd Floor, 212.406.1010. Midtown West: 119 W. 56th St., 212.767.1010, tenoverten.com
The first question they ask you when you arrive is, red or white? (Wine that is.) Then choose your color from the latest Chanel and NARS polishes. In a rush? Spa Martier offers six-minute dryer stations. DETAILS 1014 Second Ave., 646.781.9758, spamartier.com
Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spa
Jin Soon is one of the most influential and famous nail artists in New York City. Written about just about everywhere, Soon’s three salons are inspired by her Korean heritage. If you’re looking for a mini retreat, look no further. Serenity is an understatement. DETAILS East Village: 56 E 4th St., 212.473.2047; West Village: 23 Jones St., 212.229.1070; Upper East Side: 421 E. 73rd St., 212.249.9144, jinsoon.com