440 E. 75th St., nr. York Ave.; 212-288-8877
This tiny two-station salon started by a Jin Soon Choi alum offers pristine standard pedis as well as upgraded hourlong hydrating paraffin ($60), milk-and-rose-petal ($50), and luxurious cooling clay ($55) treatments.
Le Parker Meridien, 119 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-767-1010
Opening any day now, the sequel to the fashion-set-favored Tribeca salon boasts the same beyond-OPI polish selection (Chanel, Nars, RGB) and impeccably clean basins as the original (from $35).
166 Elizabeth St., nr. Kenmare St.; 646-912-9655
Nail art is the name of the game at this mini-chain, where clients’ toes can be tricked out with watermelon designs, rhinestone bows, and everything in between (from $3 per toe).
The Finishing Bar by Fox & Jane
154 Orchard St., nr. Stanton St.; 212-837-2774
Seasonal pedis are big here: One favorite features a grapefruit-oil-and-mineral soak, followed by a strawberry-kiwi sugar scrub and marshmallow clay mask ($40).
Finailly Nail Salon
475 Driggs Ave., nr. N. 10th St., Williamsburg; 718-388-8635
Toes get serious (and seriously fast) tough love at this chandeliered spot, where pedicurists wield clippers like swords, leaving feet immaculate in twenty minutes for $22.