I’ve been going to Glosslab a little over a year now and it’s one of my two favorite NYC nail salons.
Clean, Dry, & Eco-Friendly
I’m obsessed with hygiene and so is Glosslab. That’s why we get along so great. Their professional staff sterilizes every tool in between uses. And for peace of mind, nail files and buffers are only for individual.
Like lots of you ladies (and gents), I never had a dry manicure and it just seemed strange. I’ll admit that I was skeptical at first, but it makes sense. [INSERT BIT ABOUT WATER AND CUTICLES AND NAIL BED BEING WET FOR POLISH]. You may wonder how they’ll get all the dry/dead skin off your feet… Keratin socks, my friend. Not only does this make your skin soft, but it also strengthens and nourishes the nails.
As most of us know, water can be a breeding ground for all kinds of germs. And who needs bacteria lurking around our freshly manicured nails and fingers… I thought so.
And we can waste less water.
and not using water, means a longer lasting mani. When you soak in a tub, your nails absorb water–often changing their shape and weakening the newly applied polish. When it goes back to its normal shape, it weakens the newly applied polish
Water soaked cuticles are bigger, so when they're trimmed, they leave room for being cut too close; resulting in peeling a few days later.
Glosslab carries my favorite polish brand (aka Essie). And they’ve also introduced me to a few new nail polish brands. I’m loving the Smith & Cult polishes that they carry; it’s just a great brand and they have a unique selection of color palettes. Good quality polish always lasts long.
“Glosslab offers vegan polishes that are 10-free of: dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl toslamide, xylene, parabens, cruelty, and gluten.”
I’ve recently started using vegan cosmetics. Please note that I am not vegan, nor have I switched all of the cosmetics I have at home. I’m just being a little more conscious about what is in the products that I’m using. I don’t know most of the ingredients that are listed on the back of nail polishes, but the Google results are pretty scary.
There are so may colors to choose from and a couple of designs to keep things fun. But you can also bring in a picture and let someone help you choose color palettes to fit your design.
Glosslab has two studios, located in the West Village and Flatiron. The West Village studio is my favorite spot! But, I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about the Flatiron space, now that they offer blowouts and select hair services. Some of you may have heard a little rumor that Glosslab had a studio downtown in The Conrad Hotel… It’s true, but they closed that location awhile back. I’m pretty sure it was just meant to be a pop-up, but don’t quote me on that.
Gorgeous nails don’t happen by chance! It happens by appointment. Use promo code OSFL15 for 15% off your pedicure or gel manicure.
Don’t have a gal pal? Shoot me an email and let’s book a mani date! Just a tip for scheduling… I’m usually free for nails after work during the week or nice and early on a Saturday morning.