Hand It Over

A good manicure is hard to find. W‘s editors tell you where to go.

The Red Door Spa

“After shopping the farmer’s market at Union Square, I like to treat myself to one of their super speedy treatments. It’s the perfect pit stop for a weekend touch-up.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

The Red Door signature manicure, $55; The Red Door Spa, 200 Park Ave South, 212.388.0222.


“I love the very lax and casual environment here—a great place for a quick, long-lasting mani!” – Tina Huynh, Assistant Jewelry Editor

Tenoverten signature manicure, $25; Tenoverten, 132 West Houston St, 2nd floor, 917.475.1000.


“Valley has long been my go-to for meticulous gel nail art. Fortunately, their second location, which opens today, happens to lie right along my new commute route to W’s new office in 1 World Trade Center. Bonus: Valley now offers Smith & Cult nail polish, a super stylish new brand of traditional lacquer created by Dineh Mohajer, the woman who started Hard Candy back in the day.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Manicure, $30, Valley Nails Chelsea, 237 West 15th St, 646.661.2240.


“Their East Village location is my go-to for fancy nail art, gel polish, or basic manicures. There’s nothing they can’t do.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Manicures starting at $15, Sakura Nail and Spa; 35 East 1st St, 212.387.9161.


“Jin Soon’s manicures are known to last. Plus, she has the best colors.” – Claudia Mata, Accessories Director

Manicures starting at $18; Jin Soon, 56 East 4th St, 212.473.2047.


“Any nail salon with an Instagram-friendly manicure photo booth will always be number 1 in my book.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Manicures starting at $35; Paintbox, 17 Crosby St, 212.219.2412.


“From a simple manicure, to intricate nail art, Valley does it all. I love the vibe of the salon, and have yet to find a manicure that lasts longer than theirs do.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor In Chief

Manicure starting at $30; Valley Nails, 198 Elizabeth St, 212.274.8985.