If there’s one city where you’re going to want to get your nails done, then it’s going to be the fashion capital of the U.S, New York City.
With a sharp increase in nail art and nail designs going viral on social media, manicures and nail extensions are becoming more and more popular in the fashion and beauty world.
Not only this, but with so many options available such as acrylic, gel, shellac, long or short, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your style and needs.
The top 10 nail salons in NYC:
- Jinsoon Hand & Foot Spa
- Sundays Nail Studio
- Vanity Projects
- Akiko Nails
20 E 69th St, New York, NY, 10021
+1 212 628 0126
When you walk into Paintbox on the Upper East Side, you’ll be greeted by chic décors like white flowers, marble countertops, and cream-colored walls. Paintbox offers a range of seasonal nail designs and they also like to work with color theory to offer their customers the best and most up-to-date nail options.
Paintbox does not offer acrylic, hard gel, sculpting gel, or dip powder manicures. However, they still have plenty of other nail options available such as polish and soft gel on the natural nail.
Their services include a single color, design, bridal manicure, and a luxe mani. Prices start from $65 for a single color and go up to $165 for the luxe mani.
The salon is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 are to 6 pm. Appointments can be made online.
2. Jinsoon Hand & Foot Spa
23 Jones St # 1 # 1, New York, NY, 10014
+ 1 212 229 1070
Jinsoon salon was founded by Jin Soon Choi who used to work as a runway artist and was also a nail spa founder.
She wanted to create a unique nail polish brand that used non-toxic ingredients, and soon after this, she founded her own salon.
Jinsoon was opened in 2016 in the Tribeca area. The salon has been decorated to give an art gallery feel and this is apparent as soon as you walk into the salon.
You’ll be greeted by sleek and wavy wooden paneled walls, white tables, and a well-lit interior.
Not only is there the Tribeca salon, but Jinsoon also has salons in the Upper East Side and the West and East Village.
On the nail menu, you will find a variety of options available such as a polish or shellac or nail art, and also accent nail art, which is a more intricate form. Prices range from $25 to $45 and prices for a buff or accents are extra.
The salon is open from 11 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday and 11 am to 7 pm on Sundays.
3. Sundays Nail Studio
51 E 25th St, New York, NY, 10010
+1 646 998 5711
Sundays is a nail salon that’s all about wellness. They like to view going to the salon as a form of self-care, a special treat to allow yourself every couple of weeks.
Sundays even offer their customers the choice of listening to guided meditation throughout their nail service, if they feel like it, which most certainly would be a form of self-care.
The salon has taken on a very minimalistic style for its décor and features plenty of natural shades and sleek wooden furnishings.
Sundays offer many options when it comes to looking after your nails and if you fancy treating your toes, they also have pedicure options.
On the nail menu, you’ll find gel manicures, rose extract manicures (which help with anti-aging), nail art options, and gel pedicures. Prices start from $55 for a standard gel manicure, with nail art being an extra $30 for all nails.
The salon is open seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm and appointments can be booked online.
121 Fulton Street, New York, NY, 10038
+1 212 619 1010
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Tenoverten likes to look at going to the nail salon as a getaway from everyday life, as a place you can go to escape for a couple of hours. Also, to offer a pleasanter experience, they don’t use harsh fumes in any of their products or polishes.
Not only does Tenoverten offer manicure services but they also have the option for waxing, hair removal, and eyebrow shaping, meaning you can truly spend an afternoon pampering yourself.
With regards to a manicure, you can choose from options such as luxe or simple manicure. Prices start from $28 for a simple manicure and go up to $43 for a luxe manicure.
The salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays opening hours are 10 am to 7 pm, and on Wednesdays from 10 am to 6 pm. You can also book appointments online.
75 Varick St, New York, NY, 10013
+1 347 537 5742
Chillhouse is a modern style salon that offers services for the body, face, and nails. The salon has a sleek, boho feel to it with light green furnishings, lots of plants, and white tiled walls.
If you choose to have your nails done at Chillhouse, you’ll be pleased to know that all products are non-toxic and they always make sure to work in a highly sanitized environment.
You’ll find options available such as the basic chill nail which includes nail shaping, lotion, and polish application. If you’re after a little more, then you can opt for the extra chill mani with gel.
Here, you will receive all the elements of a basic manicure, along with a hand scrub and a massage. The basic manicure will set you back $27 and the extra manicure is $60.
There’s also the option for nail art with a lookbook to pick your design from.
Chillhouse is open seven days. Weekdays are from 10 am to 9 pm. Saturdays are open from 10 am to 8 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Appointments are available to book online.
6. Vanity Projects
99 Chrystie Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10002
+1 646 410 2928
When you walk into vanity projects, you’ll immediately be greeted by a girly vibe. Think pink cushions, flowers, and glass countertops.
Vanity Projects was founded in 2008 by Alencar Pinto, which first started out as a pop-up until a salon was opened in 2013.
If you prefer longer nails, Vanity Projects is certainly the salon to head to. They have a variety of options available for acrylic or gel nails, and you can also opt for simple or complex nail art, to give your nails that unique twist.
If nail extensions aren’t for you, the salon still offers an option for a simple manicure. Prices for a simple manicure start at $70 and go up to $265 for gel extensions with complex art.
The salon is open seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm and appointments need to be made in advance either online or by phone or email.
7. Akiko Nails
135 Eldridge St, New York, NY, 10002
+1 646 972 6576
Akiko nails are located on the Lower East Side and focus on using the Japanese manicure method. This is when nutrients are buffed into your nail bed and give off a healthy shine for the polish.
For nail services, the salon offers the options of gel, regular polishes, extensions, and repairs. They can also provide nail art services, with their nail art ranging from simple to intricate.
If you’re wanting intricate nail art then they can do detailed patterns, foods, buildings, and even faces. You name it, Akiko can do it.
Prices range from a quick nail trim and shaping for $15 to gel extensions with a solid colour costing a separate $60 for extensions and $50 for the colour, plus any additional prices for nail art.
Akiko is open Saturdays to Wednesdays from 11 am to 8 pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 11 am to 9 pm. Please note all appointments have to be pre-booked using their online booking system.
204 Whythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11249
+1 347 987 4700
Paintbucket is the perfect treat if you’re after a day of girly pampering. The salon is decked out with LED signs, rose gold furnishings, furry pillows, and marble counters which give the salon a fully glamorous feel.
Paintbucket offers the options of either a basic mani, signature mani, a quick mani, gel extensions, or a pedicure. A basic mani would involve shaping, prepping, and painting. A signature mani involves shaping, prepping, primping, and a luxe polish. A quick mani is just a shape and a paint.
The extensions would involve prepping, applying, shaping, and painting. If you fancy a pedicure, you can choose between the basic Pedi or quick pedi options which involve the same techniques as their mani version.
The salon is open Mondays from 12 pm to 8 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm. Bookings can also be made online.
27 W 20th St, New York, NY, 10011
+1 917 877 0084
Glosslab is all about efficient manicures, waterless pedicures, and the best sterilization for their salon. Their tagline is “Always on. Always polished.” This is because glosslab believes you’re at your best when you look your best, it gives you more confidence and makes you become a better you.
They reflect this mantra through their unique membership options, which not many nail salons do. This is a subscription service that you can either pay semi-annually, quarterly or monthly and receive unlimited manicures throughout the entirety of your membership.
If you choose to pay semi-annually the price for the membership would be $115 each month, quarterly it would be $125 each month, and monthly it would be $135 each month.
The salon is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturdays from 9 am to 7 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm. Appointments can be made online.
6 Spring St, New York, NY, 10012
+1 347 330 3477
Bisou’s specialty is gel nails and nail art. As this is their specialty, it means they don’t have pedicures or acrylics available, but they do have a wide variety in what they do offer.
For example, if you’re still wanting extensions, they have the option for gel extensions, and with all nail options, you can go for French, Ombre, minimal nail art, or more intricate nail art.
Their prices range from $65 for one colour to $230 for extensions with prime nail art. Prime art would include small, detailed designs such as leafy flowers or the marble effect.
Bisou is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and bookings can be made online.
You’re going to find so many great nail salons to take your pick from in New York. Whether you fancy long extensions or short gels, there’s something for everyone and with so many options for nail art, you can make sure you have the most unique nails in the city.
Even if you’re unsure about what design or shape is right for you, all the salons listed above have helpful and experienced technicians that will be able to help you to decide on what would suit you.
All the salons have social pages with on-trend nail designs to provide you with lots of inspiration in regards to your next set of nails.
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