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Sakura Nail and Spa

1709 Second Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.779431 -73.950651
nr. 89th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-722-1334 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Nail Salon
  • Services: Manicure/Pedicure

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Official Website

nailspasakura.com

Hours

Tue-Sat, 10:30am-8:30pm; Sun, 11am-8pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Organic Products

Profile

Named after the Japanese word for cherry blossom, Sakura brings intricate nail art and attentive service to the mani-pedi-packed Upper East Side. After opening three nail salons in Japan, sisters Yumiko and Fumiko Kano launched their first stateside location in April 2007, presenting ecoconscious offerings like the Ultimate Organic Mani-Pedi, which features nontoxic polish by Priti and a hand massage using Pangea Organics lotion. With four manicure stations and three pedicure stations, the salon offers a cozier experience than many of its nearby competitors (two other salons within two blocks) due to its unhurried, meticulous staff. The space was renovated in December 2008, outfitted with jade-green walls, wooden pedicure bowls, and dainty floral accents. Eighty percent of the salon’s business comes from Calgel nails—a strengthening, painted-on synthetic application that lasts a month—including 31 colors and artistic add-ons ranging from gradation to rhinestones to glitter finishes. But the specialty here is nail art designs, with several trays of stencils available or the option of bringing your own drawing for inspiration. The salon’s petite size means appointments are best booked in advance—walk-ins wait on pillow-strewn benches, drinking organic herbal green tea and browsing Japanese editions of Vogue and Elle.

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