Nailed it: JINsoon’s new Tribeca flagship spa bridges the gap between grooming and design

Inside the JINsoon venue featuring three narrow tables with 8 seats at each desk. Make-up is also displayed on the right wall.
The much-requested manicurist Jin Soon Choi has opened a new Tribeca outpost – her fourth location in New York City. A custom-made manicure counter, which features cleverly concealed built-in dryers and chargers at each seat, cuts through the space
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There are no shortages of creature comforts in the New York neighbourhood of Tribeca, yet the arrival of a new nail spa location from the much-requested manicurist Jin Soon Choi proves that there’s room for more yet.

Bridging the gap between grooming and design, and very much in keeping with the aesthetic of the neighbourhood, JINsoon’s new Tribeca outpost is also her flagship. Designed by her architect husband John Coughlan, the airy space is an elegant assemblage of painted white brick and a dramatic light wood wall, comprised of undulating ribbons of wood, that conceals service areas while also leading visitors deeper into the long space. Soaring ceilings and a stylish skylight at the back of the room bring an added lightness to the space.  

The spa features a custom-made manicure counter, which features cleverly concealed built-in dryers and chargers at each seat. Above, a classy row of black single pendant lamps light each station, while keeping pace with the minimalist interior.

Pedicures, on the other hand, are administered at comfy armchairs lining the back wall of the room. Each individually facing an oversized ceramic basin, these seats are perfectly placed to regain a moment of calm.

To complement the refined environs, each nail service begins with an aromatic soak, where guests can select their choice of essential oil. Invigorating massage and scrubs are also incorporated into the treatments before colour is applied. Of this, the curated selection is second to none. Be it the latest shades from coveted brands such as Nars, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Essie and Dolce & Gabbana, or from JINsoon’s own line, the polishes are artfully displayed on white shelves for easy perusal.

Inside the open-place space featuring a painted white brick and light wood wall, three narrow tables with 8 seats at each bench.

Designed by her architect husband John Coughlan, the airy space is an elegant assemblage of painted white brick and a dramatic light wood wall, comprised of undulating ribbons of wood, that conceals service areas while also leading visitors deeper into the long space

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Eight low-back arm-rest cushion chairs in black and navy at the perimeter of the room with circular tables at each.

Pedicures are administered at comfy armchairs lining the back wall of the room, each individually facing an oversized ceramic basin

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A long-shot of the reception area and make-up area featuring a multi-arm chandelier with round light shades.

A chandelier by neighbour David Weeks Studio sets the elegant space off at a design-savvy pace

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Wooden ribbon style wall with a selfie station.

Tucked in among the wooden ribbons is a selfie station, allowing customers to share the results of their treatments across a variety of social networks

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INFORMATION

Manicures from $20, pedicures from $35. For more information, visit the JINsoon website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

JINsoon Tribeca  

37 Walker Street 

New York, NY 10013

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.