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Cornelia Day Resort
663 Fifth Ave., 8th fl, New York, NY 10019 40.760099 -73.976001
nr. 52nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-871-3050 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Nail Salon
  • Services: Manicure/Pedicure

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Official Website

cornelia.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm; Sat, 9am-8pm; Sun, 9am-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Fifth Ave.-53rd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

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Tucked away in the labyrinthine sanctuary of Cornelia Day Resort, this snug nail salon provides a lavish setting for a thorough, above-average polish. Six manicure and six pedicure stations occupy the bright, streamlined space, where cream-colored walls are offset by sepia-toned photography and cushy brown-satin banquettes. Upbeat acoustic music plays while morning cappuccinos and afternoon glasses of Champagne are ferried to the clientele of neighborhood office execs and those getting pampered for special events. Though a full menu of nail treatments is offered, it’s the signature 45-minute manicure ($65) and hour-long pedicure ($95) that steal the show: Both include a warm tea soak, an aromatic herbal exfoliation, and a paraffin mask, along with standard skin, nail, and cuticle care. The upscale price tag reflects the posh atmosphere and added perks, like a lavender-scented neck pillow and a take-home bottle of Cornelia’s own nail lacquer, chosen from dozens of shades.

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