As the cofounder of CityBeautyGuide.com, a comprehensive ratings and reviews site for New York City spas and salons, Julie Kurtzman considers it her personal calling to find the best beauty services in town. Here, she shares her top-five picks for a quick holiday manicure.
Blooming Nails & Spa 260 Park Avenue South 212-505-6245; bloomingnail.com Who: Everyone there is really good. Why: Full disclosure: It’s literally across the street from my apartment. However, this corner salon stands out. It’s huge, it’s spotless and I can count on a flawless mani or pedi followed by an amazing chair massage every time. Pinky Nail Salon 2240 Broadway at 80th Street 212-877-4992 Who: Anyone Susan (the owner) recommends. Why: Pinky offers a great assortment of nail polish and a nice back massage while your nails are drying. Always a good bet for a solid mani.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"