This Cali-inspired nail salon, with two downtown locations in Chelsea and Nolita, has a reputation for fashion-forward designs that border on edgy. In addition to glitter, floral and rhinestone appliques, Nina Werman, and her team of technicians, can create geometric designs, 3-D acrylic embellishments, and even pierce nails with a reusable charm. A wedding keepsake for your scrapbook perhaps?
With a client list that includes Alexa Chung, Betsey Johnson and Katy Perry, you’re guaranteed an indie-inspired bridal mani. Not sure what we mean?
A classic wedding manicure may be a traditional French design, or a pale pink polish like Essie’s Ballet Slipper, with or without a crystal rhinestone, but at Valley Nails, the classics come with a glitter fade or geometric detailing. If you have something specific in mind, you can schedule an appointment with a technician to create a custom design, which starts at $10.
You need to see a nail artist at Valley. —VOGUE
Each mani starts with a gel manicure to ensure that you’ll be chip free for at least one week but can last for three weeks or longer if you’re careful. After you’ve dried them under an LED light, your technician will carefully paint on the pattern. Be warned that the more detailed the design the longer you’ll be there so make sure you allot enough time on your calendar.
Not sure what look will be right for your wedding day? Check out the company’s nail art menu to view their seasonal classic, accent, and full set designs, or follow them on Instagram @valleynyc for more ideas.
Valley manicures starts at $30, colored gels at $50. Nail art pricing starts at $10 for accents (2 nails) and $15 (full set of 10).
237 West 15th Street at 8th Ave. (646) 661-2240
198 Elizabeth Street at Spring St. (212) 274-8985