If you have ever planned an event, you know that as fun as it is to pick out the letterpress invitations and taste-test all the decadent desserts, it can leave you in need of a little pampering before the big day, because being anything but perfectly relaxed and refreshed will not do when it comes time to greet your guests.
Jane MacColla, the founder of Lushlife Nailworks & Sugaring, a hip new beauty bar in NYC, knows that being well-rested and at ease is just as important as everything going smoothly on the day of a much-anticipated event. Her salon is the exact type of escape we are looking for. According to Vogue, it is “a frenzyless hideaway for a quick polish swap (the New Yorker mani will have you in and out in under 30 minutes), and a calm intermission for tired feet (because it’s nice that flats are in favor this season, but it’s not like they do our walking for us).”
The gorgeous spa has a calming, warm yet simple aesthetic (we love the custom handmade, reclaimed wood fixtures!) and is filled with lush green plants. It’s a perfect refuge from the hustle & bustle of city life. Scoring fans like Garance Dore, it has quickly become the salon of the moment in the fashion world. MacColla ensures that her clients don’t sacrifice glamour when making healthier and good-for-you choices. She offers non-toxic, 5-free polishes and soy polish removers as well as skin products handcrafted from clean, organic and food-grade ingredients that beautify and heal. She stresses what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it.
So, be that girl who not only looks like she has it all together on the big day, but also feels like she has it all together because she pampered herself when she really needed it—and head to a beauty bar like Lushlife near you, before your next gala, soireé or fancy dinner made by you (for two).