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Avanti Nail & Spa
Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 10am-8pm
Nearby Subway Stops
B, C at 86th St.; 1 at 86th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From the thriving bamboo stalks and flowering cacti to the flower petals and slice of lemon adrift in the soaking bowls, it’s the little touches that count at this ultra-clean Upper West spa. Don’t expect loud music or TV sets so much as faint classical music and a no-cell policy fostering a level of quiet professionalism that you don’t see everyday. An array of package deals are available as is the Sothys French line of skincare products and a neat cascade of magazines to skim through at the post-pedicure drying station. And even if you don’t make use of the licensed massage therapist on hand, you’ll enjoy the relaxing shoulder massage that accompanies every manicure.
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