Quietly, organically, girls all over the world started talking with their hands. Not sign language—but Lady Gaga, Katy Perry-inspired nail art. From Calgel (a hardened shellac that prevents chipping) to MINX manicures, having single-hued nails is a thing of the past, no matter if you love inch-long extensions or are just trying to grow out your tips. But trusting an artist to get your vision just right can be tricky, so here are our top-five New York nail salons for turning your hands into one-of-a-kind works of art.
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