A “Quick Côte” Shop Opens in NYC

Toxin-free nail polish and more for on-the-go New Yorkers who hate the typical salon manicure experience

Everything that ever stopped you from getting a manicure is alleviated at LA-based Côte’s first East Coast shop. First off, it doesn’t feel like a typical salon. Four small tables are tucked away far away from the window, surrounded by browsable books and fair-trade items—some coming all the way from France—from independent designers, which are all for sale. The signature $20 “quick côte,” a polish …

Heyday: Facials for All Without the Fuss

Taking care of your skin becomes more accessible and convenient at the new forward-thinking shop in NoMad

The word “facial” contains layers of unnecessary trepidation and intimidation—especially as you never know exactly what to expect behind those closed doors. New Yorkers can finally experience a quality facial without hassle, guilt or generic New Age flute soundtracks. Newcomer Heyday opened its doors this month in the increasingly busy NoMad neighborhood (already home to the Ace and NoMad hotels and—close by—the New York EDITION), …

A Conversation on Color and Psychology with Roxie Darling

The sole colorist at private studio Hairstory discusses the fine line between service and artistry and creating fleeting works

A counterpoint to the daytime hustle and bustle of the Wall Street neighborhood is the quiet oasis that is Hairstory, located many floors up in a discreet building. Shoes are taken off before entering the living room area, where sunlight streams in through big windows. Though it seems more like a beautiful apartment at first glance, the space is in fact home to a mini-revolution …