Nail Salons to Visit for More Than a Manicure

With lush interiors and all-natural products, these new NYC nail salons stand out from the crowd.

photography by CHARLIE BENNET

With Scandinavian-inflected decor, Sundays nail salon offers non-toxic, vegan nail care products and services in NoMad. Its owner, Amy Ling Lin, was so involved in every detail of the design, she even traveled to Denmark to choose furniture for the space. Inspired by Nordic culture, Sundays studio design is hygge and features a color palette of dusty nudes and natural textures. From handmade Danish Rama chairs to a minimalist nail bar featuring a custom communal table, the warm and friendly vibe of this nail studio is evident across both floors. “Forget the hectic lifestyle of New York City or any weather mother nature may whirl at you,” says Lin. “We are your oasis in NYC.” The brand will soon offer a “two-in-one” manicure meditation treatment in partnership with meditation company Inscape.

51 East 25th Street;


Ruchki da Nozhki Salon
Offering nail treatments (“ruchki” for hands and “nozhki” for feet) and waxing services, Ruchki da Nozhki Salon is a highly-anticipated arrival in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. “I wanted to build a well-designed place where everything from the polish display to the pedicure bench to the acetone bottle was aesthetically pleasing,” says owner Katya Kan. “The details were important to us.” Working with architects Ben Bischoff and Jess Thomas of design firm Design/Build/Made, Kan was able to create a beautifully-decorated environment that features “millennial pink” walls and open shelving. The nail lounge strives to be a socially-conscious business, which means taking care of the staff and clients' health and well-being, creating the most efficient workplace, developing safe procedures, paying fair wages, and using all-natural products for treatments. “We are the first salon in New York state to comply with the latest regulations on local ventilation as each station is equipped with a powerful exhaust system that absorbs nail dust, vapors, and fumes to ensure clean air,” says Kan. “We work closely with unions to train our staff and make sure they know labor laws and understand their rights. We take all of it as a social responsibility, and we hope to win our customers’ trust by doing things ethically.”

Ruchki da Nozhki Salon
381 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill;

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Published on April 24, 2017

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