Nail salons very well may be our home away from home, our lunch-break escape, a place we require to have at least one gift certificate to per holiday, and our therapists’ office. Lately, we have come to see that nail salons are stepping up their game much like dry bars and frozen yogurt shops. Why? Because we as women (or men) deserve to feel the ultimate relaxation while our hands take a 2o minute break from Instagramming, in a place that we can rightfully Instagram once our polish has dried.
In the words of Ryan Seacrest, “All right, dude, I got a manicure… and I liked it.”
So, if you’re looking for the go-to manicure spot to make your out-of-city friends, who are “just visiting for the weekend,” envious of your lifestyle and nail game, here’s where you need to take them:
Finish your day of intense retail therapy with a trip to Paintbox nail studio in SoHo. They have a mani-cam like the red carpet, so you can quickly upload your professional manicure picture to every social media channel you have.
A stylish environment for your stylish needs, Valley Nails creates big time nail designs for even your littlest finger nail. The salon has been making magic happen since 2006, and even if you’re not looking for an expensive trendy manicure, each one comes with a complimentary design for 1-2 nails… so regardless, you will leave feeling Instagram ready.
If this place won’t make you look cool amongst your friends, we don’t know what will. Straight out of our favorite Pinterest Home board, Tenoverten is the perfect spot to bring your mature group of friends, family, or colleagues. In fact, bring your boyfriend even. It’s the ideal “home away from home” being apartment inspired (not by my apartment), with its minimalist decor, to help you spruce up your digits.
Rightfully combining fine art and nail art, Vanity Projects is your go-to place to embrace art while getting a killer manicure. Not only do they have their team of top of the line nail techs, but they bring in world-renowned and fresh new artists to take over the salon for a limited time. Vanity Projects is really good at being really trendy.
Up your nail game with this Japanese nail salon. They will put everything put the kitchen sink on your finger tips with 3D embellishments, or give you unique nail art that shows off your favorite foods or holiday. Or if you’re not feeling gutsy and adventurous, just go ahead and get some gel nails… we’re not (completely) judging you.
featured image courtesy of Paint-box.com