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Time for Some Pampering: The Best Pedicures in NYC

February 28, 2020 | 5 min Read

There’s nothing quite like a pedicure to restore and rejuvenate the mid-winter soul. This week, we’ve got a round-up of some of the best pedicures in NYC, from the classic single-color polish to the artsy and bejeweled. While your toes might not see sandals for several more weeks, you’ll smile knowing that inside your socks are gleaming, spring-ready digits. Read on for where to go for happy toes.

Hortūs Nailworks

This cozy, environmentally conscious nail salon, tucked away on the Lower East Side offers a fantastic eco-friendly pedicure. All of the skincare products used in the services are handcrafted in small batches and are non-GMO, non-toxic, and organic whenever possible. Founder, Jane MacColla uses soy-based polish removers and offers a selection of organic polish colors because her philosophy is that what you put on your body is equally important as what you put in it. Try “The Works” pedicure for its detoxifying and restorative properties. This pedicure includes a dead sea salt soak, an organic sugar scrub, a clay mask, nourishing cream and best of all, you’ll enjoy a 10-minute foot massage.

210 Forsyth St.

New York, NY 10002

Delacqua Salon

It’s not every day that you sit in red leather and leopard print while you get your toes polished unless you’re a regular at Delacqua Salon in Brooklyn. If the loungey, Morrocan-hipster interior didn’t have you at hello, the epic pedicures at Delacqua Salon will. Try the European pedicure for luxury pampering and a perfectly buffed feet. The Salon is also known for its nail art and can apply art to any basic mani or pedi.

2027 86th St

Brooklyn, NY


If nail art is your jam, you’ll love AKIKO Nails. The Salon specializes in Japanese nail art and select design, but the uber-talented staff can also do custom work on request. But if you’re more of a classic gal and prefer simple color, AKIKO is happy to accommodate. The minimalist interior space with whitewashed brick walls and clean lines is juxtaposed with cool art pieces. The Salon even rents out its hip space and nail services for private events.

135 Eldridge St. 

New York, NY 10002

Jin Soon

Jin Soon Choi is one of New York’s most coveted nail aestheticians and a Fashion Week trend-setter. She owns four intimate salon locations all with a luxurious but earthy vibe that pay tribute to her Korean heritage. Choi also has her own line of eponymous polishes whose du jour colors have cool names like, Pixie, Scuba, and Obsidian. The polishes are 9/10 free of harsh chemicals and made with high tech polymers and resins for lengthy wear time and a strikingly shiny finish. The detail-happy technicians at Jin Soon Salons will make your toes gleam like never before. Try the Spirit of the Beehive® pedicure for super hydrated, soft feet.

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Nico’s Salon in The Lombardy Hotel

If you’re looking for a pampering pedicure in Midtown, Nico’s in-house salon at The Lombardy has you covered. With attention to detail, the staff will soak, scrub, and polish your feet and toes into a blissful state. The paraffin treatment at Nico’s is naturally emollient, adding moisture to the skin and acting as a barrier to retain the skin’s own natural oils and moisture. The Salon has an ample range of colors to brighten winter toes.

111 East 56th Street (Between Park and Lexington Avenues)

New York, NY 10022


A self-professed destination for modern self-care, Chillhouse nail salons (in both Soho and the Lower East Side) combine the carefree culture of a sunny California coffee shop with the pampering of a nail salon and massage boutique. Not only does Chillhouse offer a mean pedicure, but they also have you covered when it comes to caffeine with delicious coffee drinks like the Gold Latte made with turmeric, and body melting massages. The nail art is inspired by the latest creative trends. For those with a sense of humor in the nail department, the “side eye” is an excellent choice. If you’re lucky enough to be in New York frequently, check out Chillhouse’s membership plan for discounts and VIP access to special events.

149 Essex St

New York, NY 10002

Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel is just as iconic to Midtown Manhattan as many of the other historic and cultural attractions in the area. Not only are our rooms comfortable and tasteful, we provide amenities such as a full salon, coffee shop, and exercise room. We also host the American Cut Midtown steakhouse, perfect for a business lunch or dinner on a special occasion. We look forward to hosting you.

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