In case you haven't heard, there's a new nail art salon in NYC, Paintbox, and it's causing quite a stir. The spot is founded by former magazine beauty editor Eleanor Langston, and it recently opened up in the heart of Soho with a promise to offer painted tips that boast a more grown-up and bespoke appeal. The selection is far from the cheesy butterfly and flower motifs of yesteryear, and instead, this modern manicure studio crafts chic, editorial-inspired nail art for the contemporary woman. Much like a Drybar for hands instead of hair, Paintbox offers up its manicure looks in a "menu" form. Beyond the on-point paint jobs, Langston has also ensured that no detail has gone overlooked when it comes to the service, too. Here, you'll enjoy unique perks like a mani-cam to snap a social media-destined photo of your fresh fingers, iPhone chargers at each of the 18 nail stations, complimentary Champagne, and even coffee served with almond milk.
In honor of the store's latest launch of Summer looks, Paintbox gave us exclusive access to one of the works of art in its brand-new lineup. Below, manicurist Claire Beaudreault breaks down the step-by-step for Paintbox's original "Electric Youth" design, a look that utilizes the current trends of überbold colors and negative space (aka your bare nail). Scroll down to check out how to recreate this nail art that's as edgy as it is elegant in practically no time at all!
Courtesy of Paintbox