It’s a tough sell to get a good nail job in Manhattan, even if you’ve been living in Manhattan for a while.
If you’ve never been to New York, the city has many amazing things to offer, but if you’re a first-timer, here are the basics to get you started.
The best way to get the most out of your visit is to book in advance.
It’s easy, and the experience is always unique.
For more information, check out our tips for booking your NYC nail art appointment.
Here are the best places to buy nail polish in Manhattan.
You’ll want to book your nails on the weekends.
They tend to be the least crowded and offer the most bang for your buck, according to local nail artist and designer Lizzie Miller.
For a few extra bucks, she’ll throw you a party in a gorgeous, new spa.
If you’ve seen her before, you’ll see her in the lobby and she’ll be dressed in a high-waisted tank top and a matching skirt.
She’ll be offering free manicures, a manicure studio, manicure classes and manicure products.
She also has a huge range of nail polishes in her boutique, The Black Pearl Salon.
I’ve been here twice, so I’m a bit of a fan of her.
She’s been offering nail polish samples since 2006 and has an online store that’s been around for years.
For more information on nail art in Manhattan and to book, call 646-921-3638.
New York City’s most popular spots for nail art:Avenue D, 7th Avenue between Columbus and Third avenues.
The Black Pearl Spa on the corner of 7th and Third.
Coco Martini Salon on the sidewalk just south of Columbus Avenue.
Strictly speaking, the Black Pearl spa is the only one in Manhattan with a nail salon.
The other three are in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
The Black and White Salon at 12th and Madison, a few blocks from the Columbus Avenue location.
Laurel Street Salon and Spa on Madison Street.
Nail Art at 2nd Avenue and Madison.
Fantastic Nail Spa in the Park at West 29th Street and West 27th Avenue.