Hey Guys – Whether gearing up for the “Big Game” or prepping for a big meeting, you know you’ll kill it when you look and feel your best head to toe.
Think you got your DIY down? Think again.
While some men have learned to beautify their beards, for those that could use an assist from time to time in the grooming department, Tatiana Boncompagni’s Taming of the Beard in the The New York Times shares insight to what every stylish bearded man needs to know.
So now that you’ve nailed down your perfect pitch, be sure to hit up one of our favorite master barber spots and get your beard and mane in check with CITY BEAUTY GUIDE’s 5 Favorite spots.
The CBG 5
For Understated Style & Cool:
17 East 21st Street (Bet. Broadway & Park)
New York, NY
Old School that Defined the Classics:
1031 Lexington Avenue (Bet. 73rd & 74th Streets)
New York, NY
Midtown Men with Style:
750 Third Avenue (@46th Street)
New York, NY
Love the L.E.S. Look:
5 Horatio Street (nr. West 4th Street)
8 Rivington Street (Bet. Chrystie & Bowery)
Lower East Side
When in Brooklyn:
101 North 8th Street
If you love the look of Kelly Osborne’s Emmy mani sparklers, but not the whopping $250k price tag – no, that’s not a typo – head to one of the great NY nail spots (listed after the video below), where you can choose from a range of similarly diva-licious looks to bling out your nails in style.
The how-to video below shows you just how easy it is to get your glam on. And below, CITY BEAUTY GUIDE’s go-to spots for fab nail art when you need a fix!
DASHING DIVA NAIL SALONS
With a dozen super clean locations in NYC and Brooklyn, you’re sure to find a Dashing Diva nail salon near you, if not, a visit is worth the trip. If bling is your thing, give the long-wearing, no-heat, non-damaging DesignFX nail appliqués a try.
SAKURA NAIL AND SPA
Uptown: 1709 Second Avenue (bet. 88th & 89th St.)
Downtown: 35 East 1st Street (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.)
Sakura is the secret among serious nail art devotees who trust their nails to the pros there for 3D designs to Minx mani’s, CalGel and everything in between. If you’ve been thinking about trying a real nail art look, this is THE place to go.
SHIZUKA NEW YORK DAY SPA
7 West 51st Street, 6th Floor
This calm midtown salon, also known for their fabulous facials (though we’ve not actually tried their infamous “Geisha Bird Poop” treatment!), features Swarovski crystal manicure and pedicure options.
primp & polish
189 Grand Street
Hip B girls hit Williamsburg’s primp & polish for expert mani/pedis. Whether you choose to let their nail artists work their magic or you settle in for a relaxing classic lacquering, you’re sure to leave with nails looking as glossy as they get!
CBG INSIDER TIP: If you’re aren’t quite ready to dip all your digits into the pond of sparkle, give a single nail on each hand or toe a little bit ‘o dazzle. Choose a polish color that sparks your fancy, then select a second, more blingy bottle that compliments your main color for the accent nails. It’s a fun and more subtle way to get the look!
Have a go-to nail salon that never fails? Comment below and share.
and of course…Beautiful.
Just a few of the words that come to mind in describing the wonderful lingerie and loungewear collection from London-based Beautiful Bottoms (you’ve got to smile at that name!).
We love the juxtaposition of the cool retro prints and modern styling. Luxe silks, subtle ruffles and sexy ties look sensuous and chic, yet leave plenty to the imagination.
With eight new ultra pretty, gorgeous collections for Spring, you are sure to satisfy your inner goddess.