my mother fostered my addiction at the impressionable age of 5. suggestions welcome.
  1. Rehoboth
    clean, unpretentious & has ALL the shades - best overall mani/pedi/massage. 2 locations.
  2. Rosa
    Pretty sure the best part of my job is that we have a manicurist in our office. You make an appointment with the front desk & can go any time during the work's $15 for a manicure including tip & $25 for gels. Her regular manicures last a full week & she gives you the love & advice of a true Russian grandmother & likes to gossip about Shaws of Sunset. And yes, anyone in NYC can come make an appointment cc: @madeline
  3. Valley Nails
    NAIL ART perfection. And the new 15th location is never crowded & just generally peaceful.
  4. Paintbox
    I haven't been yet but the nail art looks 💯
  5. Marie Nails
    Amazing & arguably the best cal gel & nail art you will find at a salon, almost impossible to get an appointment more than a few weeks in advance. This is a purely artistic experience, not for the ambiance.
  6. Vanity Project
    Need to check out this newer-ish spot in LES for nail art as well...
  7. QQ Nails
    a quick & inexpensive option if you're in the neighborhood (there are a few throughout the city).
  8. Primp & Polish
    nail art in BK but also they have an amazing selection of regular shades. There are a few locations, not sure which is the best - will update when I do my homework.
  9. THINK PINK!!!
    Suggested by @angcutt
  10. 10 Over 10
    for @danimop who isn't wrong about this
  11. How do you feel about Sakura? They're on the same level as Marie I think, just a little nicer and better salon.
    Suggested by @jilianbream