- De Lux Gallery
Fulton St., nr. S. Oxford St., Ft. Greene; 212-920-1066
Here is the manicure’s next generation: Sheets of metallic film are heat-adhered to the nail, then filed into shape. The films, by a company called Minx, need no drying and last, without a chip, for about two weeks. Though it sounds potentially tacky, the result is sleek, slightly androidy, and incredibly cool-looking. Ten gleaming silver fingertips with black tiger stripes are dramatic; if you’re timid, start with a single gold pinkie. You can also customize the films with a photo (your pet) or logo (AC/DC). Have yours done by Honey, who has a space at De Lux. For $55, she’ll do a mini manicure and apply a full set of Minx. The procedure requires some setup, so make an appointment.
Best New Nail Color
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).