Best Foot Forward

Sweet Lily NYC

If you are going to brave spring 2014’s footwear trends without socks (hello, Tevas and Birkenstocks) a pristine pedicure is a must. Here, W editors reveal their go-to salons.


“This downtown destination is well-known for its classic cucumber pedicure—and for good reason. The salon’s simplicity makes it a standout.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Pedicure at Sweet Lily, starting at $52,


“A serene location in the Parker Meridien— offering the chicest colors (Chanel’s Mysterious was my favorite when I needed a lift out of the winter doldrums). And they give the best shoulder massage in midtown.” –Regan Solmo, Managing Editor

Luxe Pedicure at Tenoverten Salon, $55,


“Such a wonderful spot—very quiet and serene, and the best service.” – Tina Huynh, Assistant Jewelry Editor

Pedicure at SPANAIL, starting at $45,


“Their new Tom Ford Neroli Portofino pedicure is totally decadent. It starts with Ford’s Body Oil and Moisturizer, and ends with a Tom Ford nail shade—my favorite is Sugar Dune.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Pedicure at John Barrett Salon, $125,


“This new subterranean spa has pedicure chairs separated by curtains so I can get 100% into my relaxation zone. I use Essie gel for my toes—it lasts a month.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Pedicure at The Red Door in Union Square, starting at $68,


“Designed by the architect John Coughlan, Jin Soon Choi’s spa is the ultimate destination for relaxation.” – Claudia Mata, Jewelry and Accessories Director

Pedicure at Jin Soon Natural Hand-Foot Spa in the East Village, starting at $32,


“A luxe pedicure in the back patio always feels like a mini vacation, but I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention that Primp & Polish has the best polish selection in Williamsburg.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Milk & Honey Pedicure at Primp & Polish, $57,