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.