Manicures are a little like coffee.
You’ll sacrifice quality to get your fix.
Now you don’t have to: New Age Nail Studio is open in the Gold Coast.
Spunky, stylish proprietor Yen Nguyen comes from a long lineage of spa owners. A degree in marketing gives her an edge; she caters to no-chip diehards and vegans alike.
The salon fills a much-needed void in the city’s nail art landscape: a sleek, modern space designed by her husband, Don, with an array of affordable treatments; top-notch technicians; and stellar customer service.
Organic and nontoxic, the SpaRitual manicure includes a warm, herbal neck wrap and geranium oil hand scrub. (SpaRitual’s vegan, hand-blended polishes are based on the principles of numerology and color therapy — each has its own mini mantra.)
New Age is BYOB; cups and wine openers are graciously provided.
They’ve got their finger on the pulse.
New Age Nail Studio, 832 North State Street, between Pearson and Chestnut Streets (312-265-0881). Manicures are $33.
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