Although it is only a few days old, I am convinced that the new nail salon Paintbox will become my home away from home. A simple menu placed at each station relays an array of nail designs by editorial manicurist and Paintbox Creative Director Julie Kandalec, plus a well-curated list of shades from brands like Essie, Chanel, and Deborah Lippmann. In the bar area you can get a quick polish change not to mention drinks like Grady’s Cold Brew Iced Coffee, champagne, and scotch; there is even a mini-photobooth installed for easy Instagram-ing. Did I mention the scotch?
Manicure (polish, $35; gel $50), Design Manicure (polish $55; gel $65); Paintbox, 17 Crosby Street, New York City, (212) 219-2412, paint-box.com. Photo by Andre Maier.