As the hot weather has drained my thoughts on food and eating and cooking, I turn to waxing on about the quality of NYC’s goods and services. Yes, to speak about my favorite mani/pedi spot.
Jin Soon rose to popularity when celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Mary Louise Parker began frequenting its East Village location. Lately, I’ve been partial to the West Village spot because it is close to Cornelia Street (Po, Pearl Oyster Bar, Wong, which I haven’t tried yet). (Who said I wouldn’t talk about food?) Apparently Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway frequent these digs too.
I’ve been going to Jin Soon for several years now and all of the staff remember regulars by name and by preference (me: no polish, sometimes with buff). Each site has 4 manicure and 4 pedicure stations, and while the Asian decor is a bit rundown, the nail care technique is unparalleled and carefully executed. Jin Soon also offers green tea or Korean citrus tea as refreshments and all the salons sell the nail care tools used to groom your digits.