Il Villaggio Nail Spa


Shown above is Essie's Tomboy No More

502 Laguardia Place bet. West Houston & Bleecker Street

Getting a mani-pedi is one of those great pleasures as a woman in New York City, where fabulous spas are plentiful. But, a lot of the times, you're just looking for that solid neighborhood nail place without all of the luxurious frills, yet not quite a cheap n' fast nail bodega either. I'm lucky to have found Il Villaggio Nail Spa, which is just around the corner from me. Not only are they have super clean facilities and friendly service, they offer complimentary beverages and chocolates. When they tell you to "pick a color," there are 400 Essie and OPI colors to choose from. (I don't do Shellac, but a woman who sat next to me mentioned that she comes here because they have such a diverse range of Shellac colors.)