Mon-Thu, 11am-8pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 10am-6pm
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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At the corner nail salon, you run the risk of getting sloppy work. High-end spas are expensive and frequently booked. But Greenwich Village’s Beauty Jewel, opened in June, 2007, threads the needle. There’s pampering without pretension, and it can accommodate lunch-hour pit stops. On a typical afternoon, decked-out ladies of leisure are getting Jewel Glow Yon-Ka facials or relaxation massages while frazzled NYU students duck in for a well-priced manicure. Wealthy beauty zealots can invest $200 in an annual membership that gives 20 percent off all treatments every visit, and cash-strapped students can enroll in the free discount program for a 10 percent markdown of their own.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.