Primp and Polish, the best place to get a perfect manicure in Brooklyn


If you want to take some time when visiting New York to take care of your hands, let me recommend Primp & Polish in Brooklyn.

It is a pleasant place, where you’ll enjoy a special offer for being NYCTT readers.

How does Primp & Polish look like?

They have 4 beauty salons in Brooklyn. I didn’t have the chance to visit all of them, but the one in Williamsburg in Bedford Ave. Every photo in this article are from this salon, I guess the other ones, have the same style.


After a really nice entry with a big white bar, there is a long aisle with 7 comfy seats to get a manicure.

The decor is really simple but well designed.


The interesting thing about this place is to go all the way back where the environment totally changes. This particular thing is only available at the salon in Bedford Ave.


They decorated the place with Asian culture objects, with some plants, bamboo, a white/red scooter…


What are the services Primp & Polish offers?

There are 4 main services:

Classic Manicure: they take care of your cuticle and nails. They also apply a sugar exfoliator, after that they let your hands rest in a hot towel and give you a massage. They will apply the nail polish you prefer.


Spa Manicure: this service offers exactly the same as classic manicure, but first they apply a Raw Earth™ hot exfoliator, and cover your hands and forearms in a hot towel, then give you a hand massage for at least 5 minutes.


Classic pedicure: This one is like the classic manicure, with a cuticle and nails care. They clean your feet with a fresh lemon, polish and refine, then rinse your feet with a salted exfoliator scrub to your legs. The massage is with hot rocks and an olive oil lotion. For those who want nail polish you have the option too.


Pedicure Spa: Same as classic pedicure, but first they apply a Raw Earth™ hot exfoliation, and the massage lasts longer.


They have a long selection of varnishes…


In a whole wall!


Which service did we ask for?

Céline and Adèle tried different services.

Both of them had the pedicure and manicure spa with varnish.

They loved to share this “girls moment” together… The picture speaks for itself.


Alex from BPVNY (French site) had his “Me time” too and he asked for the spa pedicure, but he didn’t had the varnish.

He enjoyed that pleasant moment which lasts about 35 minutes. It’s perfect to take care of your feet between 2 stops when visiting NYC.

You can have a nice moment with your wife or girlfriend taking care of your feet. Besides, it is better to share this moment than waiting for her.


What’s the result?

Alex doesn’t want to show his feet, but you can take a look at his wife’s hands:


And Adèle’s hands:


Adèle’s feet with special slippers so the varnish can dry.


Is it necessary to make an appointment for any service offered?

Yes, totally recommended. It will allow you to anticipate your “me time” and keep your visits in NYC well scheduled.

To make an appointment, you can call or swing by the beauty salon.


How much can you spend at Primp & Polish?

Costs are the same for the 4 shops.


NYCTT and Primp & Polish together have a good deal…

At the time you’re making your appointment you have to let them know you are visiting because “Alex the French Blogger” (they still don’t know me, Guillermo from NYCTT) and you’ll have a 10% off on any service you choose.

The offer is valid till December 31st 2014, and especially for you, preparing your trip to New York with NYCTT.


Primp & Polish locations

The 4 salons are in Brooklyn:

– Manhattan Avenue: 845 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

– Bedford Avenue: 172 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249

– Driggs Avenue: 205 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

– Grand Street: 189 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Opens everyday from 10am thru 8pm, Saturdays from 10am to 9pm.


More photos from Primp & Polish

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I hope I convinced you to visit Primp & Polish!

Your feet will be happy you’re taking care of them; I will let you know that you are going to be walking a lot in your next trip to New York.



My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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