New York City: Nails
35 E. 65th St.
Price: $26 for manicures; $52 for pedicures
Book an AppointmentEssie flagship at Samuel Shriqui Salon
2012 InStyle Beauty Black Book Pick
Finally, we can bow our hands and worship in the place of Essie, the spot to go for an incredibly long-lasting polish job. The secret? Technicians first brush base over just the tips of nails, then go over the surfaces entirely with another layer; after two sheets of color and a top coat, the results are bulletproof. Our tester had a perfect sky-blue mani for 13 days!Read MoreLess