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Thompson Street Nails
The compact, narrow space is best visited in the off-hours, since the four manicure stations and four pedicure chairs fill up quickly on weekends. Service is standard; little English is spoken by the Korean staff, who simply hand the newest Us Weekly magazine to regulars, many of whom have bought their own nail tools to be kept on-site. The shop’s décor is strictly black-and-white, with a few stylish touches like zebra-printed pillows for resting wrists at the manicure tables and colorful, modern prints on the walls above them. (There’s also a closet-sized room in the back for eyebrow, lip, leg, arm, and bikini waxing.) Duri polishes are used for manicures and pedicures, and the nail menu features the usual: paraffin, French tips, and spa pedicures such as a sea salt foot bath, hydroleg mask wrap, and exfoliating foot scrub. The pedicure chairs don’t have the massage controls, but backrubs can be had for an additional price.
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