You might just walk by Jennifer Day Spa on Nassau near Manhattan, but after Blue Angel Day Spa, which has an internet cafe, an espresso machine and a juice bar turned me do saying they were booked all weekend, I carried on and was happy to discover this hidden gem. It isn’t your regular mani-pedi joint, they have a lot of other services, and rather than blaring lights and rows of nail technicians with those amazing painted claw posters, it was quiet and calming with a couch facing a mantle with a big TV overhead. Calming at first.
Sara greeted me, the sweetest older lady. She was trying to give me color choice advise, “Birght color, bright weather!” My indecision annoyed her, but her frustration was adorable. “Whatever color you want. This pink or that pink. Whatever color you want.” She began by giving me a really great pedicure with a strange interrogation light hanging above us. The experience would have been relaxing had the television not been playing episode of Animal Cops. After she saw me crying she got upset too and said “Animals give people happiness, the don’t ask anything.”
Have you tried a gel manicure? Sara was all over it, saying it lasts two weeks. But at $25 just for the manicure I passed.
The manicure she gave me was very nice. The whole package is on the higher priced end for the area, at $25 for a manicure and pedicure, but the place was lovely, quiet and very clean.
Who is Jennifer? I asked.
“That’s Jennifer” said pointing to little sleeping creepily breathing stuffed dog curled in the corner.
I will definitely be back.
Quality of mani/ped: 4/5
Local Banter: 3/5
Variety of colors: 3/5
Bonus Massage: 2 bonus points – 0/2
Ladies, the warm weather is here and soon you’ll be breaking out the strappy sandals and peep toe shoes. That means getting your mani/pedis did at your local nail salon.
Someone once told me they know I’m from Queens because I am aware of where ALL the nails salons are in the hood. There are almost as many nail salons in Greenpoint as there are liquor stores!
What is important to you? Secret razor society? Location? Price? Cleanliness? Color Variety? Friendliness?
Greenpointers is going on a Nail Salon Tour of Greenpoint and scoring each location based on the following guidelines:
Cleanliness: 0/5 Friendliness: 0/5 Quality of mani/ped: 0/5 Value: 0/5 Local Banter: 0/5 Variety of colors: 0/5 Bonus Massage: 2 bonus points
I started out at my usual spot: Marvelous Nails on Manhattan Ave. At $18, it’s a pretty great deal for a mani-pedi. The nail techs are really nice. And the local banter is priceless. Whether teenagers are getting ready for prom or Grandmas are price shopping for paper towels, I don’t need to read the gossip magazines to keep entertained.
March 19 – March 24 SPRING PROMOTION @ GRACE DAY SPA in Greenpoint
~ UP TO 80% OFF LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS.
Four different packages to choose from:
A) FULL BODY – legs, stomach, brazilian bikini, arms, under arms and face = REG PRICE $5659 – 6 LASER REMOVAL TREATMENTS, ON SALE RIGHT NOW for $1199 (4 packages available),
B) BIGGER AREAS (You may choose one part of your body) – half legs, brazilian bikini, the whole back or arms = REG. PRICE $975 for 6 LASER REMOVAL TREATMENTS, ON SALE RIGHT NOW for $360 (6 packages available),
C) MEDIUM AREAS (You may choose one part of your body) – under arms, bikini lines, neck, stomach, face or chest = REG. PRICE $780 for 6 LASER REMOVAL TREATMENTS, ON SALE RIGHT NOW for $280 (8 packages available)
D) SMALL AREAS (You may choose one part of your body) – upper lips, chin, sideburns = REG.PRICE $199 for 6 LASER REMOVAL TREATMENTS ON SALE NOW for $99 (15 packages available).
If you are interested send an e-mail to promocja4u (at) gmail.com. Let us know which package you are interested in (A< B< C or D), include your full name, email address, phone number so we can contact you ASAP to book a package for you.
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Get ready for Christmas!!!
Freckle is offering a 15% discount for any Dermalogica product or, better yet, 20% discount for Dermalogica when combined with any Freckle’s skin care treatment. Just say “Freckle loves Greenpointers” when at the salon.
Spotted this sign this morning in the window of the last remaining open retail space at 200 Franklin Street. Joining Hair Metal Salon, Julia James Boutique and Wyne a Bit is a spa that will feature “skin care, body treatments, nails and massages”. No word yet on whether it’s gonna be a chi-chi expensive place or a more reasonably priced joint. The homemade sign has me hopeful!