the nail art craze isn’t going anywhere. i should know…i used to be an addict for a solid year (in my younger days).
in the early years of nail art in NYC, there were two very formidable places: Sakura & Marie Nails. but, as all things do — the city & the scene have both evolved. now there are a bevy of places & players from which to choose.
since i didn’t know any of the technicians at Sakura anymore, and you have to book weeks in advance to get something at Marie Nails, I asked my friend & Nail Art Junkie Keri Blair for suggestions….and so i booked an appointment at Studio L.
Studio L is a small nail art salon, tucked away on the 16th floor of a commercial building in the garment district. it’s owned by Manami, who happened to be one of my all-time favorite nail stylists from the Sakura glory days. she is one of the most talented as far as flat art design, creativity and technical skill.
Studio L is relatively small: they only have 4 mani stations and two pedicure stations. but it’s nice that it’s not a storefront — you’re removed from the hustle & bustle of the street. they are equipped with all the latest nail art magazines, as well as a bevy of shades — including NEON ones!
my first visit was this past Sunday — post to follow. but here’s their info (and some nail art designs to tie you over):