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Best of New York 2007 • Health & Self

Best Neighborhood Manicures

  • UPPER EAST SIDE

  • Charming Nails

    212 E. 87th St.; 212-987-7239

    Singled out by fashionistas for spa-quality attention—all that kneading and sloughing—on a budget ($8 for a manicure, $20 for a pedicure).

  • UPPER WEST SIDE

  • Fashion 74 Nails

    303 Amsterdam Ave.; 212-799-5252

    Several spa owners in the area admitted—sotto voce—that Fashion 74 is a great no-fuss choice; one even goes there.

  • MIDTOWN EAST

  • CoCo Nails

    164 E. 33rd St.; 212-684-7880

    Immaculate, spacious salon easily takes walk-ins and for only $10 turns out a precise manicure with quality OPI polishes in under half an hour.

  • WEST VILLAGE

  • Jin Soon

    23 Jones St.; 212-229-1070

    The rare local spot with gentle, nonfluorescent lighting. The Spirit of the Beehive paraffin wrap is the ideal cure for March hands.

  • LOWER EAST SIDE

  • Grand Spa

    389 Grand St.; 212-253-9978

    Airy, clean, reliable, and no more expensive than the neighboring Chinatown cheapies.

  • FINANCIAL DISTRICT

  • Salon 25

    111 John St.; 212-227-4255

    Spotless, with an array of Essie and OPI polishes. Thirteen dollars gets you a manicure and a brief shoulder massage.

  • BOERUM HILL/COBBLE HILL/CARROLL GARDENS

  • Dashing Diva

    129 Smith St.; 718-875-1210

    The latest franchise in the ever-expanding network. A little too pink, but clean, consistent, and inexpensive. Kiddie services available, too.

    Complete List of Local Winners

From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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