Beauty in New York ranges from tiny no-name nail salons to palaces of hair care that charge thousands of dollars and get name-checked on Gossip Girl. Given the variety, diversity, and sheer number of salons and shops, it’s probably impossible to pull together a purely objective list of the the 38 best beauty destinations in the city. But that’s not going to stop us from trying.
Below, you’ll find a mapped guide to New York’s most widely respected, most commonly name-checked, most frequently Yelp-recommended beauty spots. We know it’s not comprehensive, but if you’re trying to make sense of the local beauty landscape, it’s certainly a start. Did we miss your favorite? Do you have a comment on any of the inclusions? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.