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Avanti Nail & Spa

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110 W 86th St (at nr. Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY 10024
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(212) 496-6874
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Best

It was a wonderful experience- quiet, relaxing and it couldn't have been better service. I went in to have a facial (european, w/ a moisturizing mask), and was so impressed with ...

Worst

I have been coming to Avanti for manicures / pedicures for two years because it is convenient to my apartment...mediocre and overpriced for the most part.

Horrible 1/31/2009

I have been coming to Avanti for manicures / pedicures for two years because it is convenient to my apartment...mediocre and overpriced for the most part. more

Horrible 1/30/2009

I have been coming to Avanti for manicures / pedicures for two years because it is convenient to my apartment...mediocre and overpriced for the most part. I was five minutes late for my appointment; the receptionist ignored me for the next five minutes sorting receipts. After which she rudely looked at the clock and said that I was late so they would not honor the appointment; the salon was not crowded. Never again...I can easily walk two blocks to the next nail salon. more

Don't come here! 11/12/2008

Despite the convenience to my apartment and the appearance of being a respectable salon, I will never go to this salon again. Too many times has my skin been burned while getting an eyebrow or lip wax and my cuticles gashed while getting a mani or pedi. You're playing russian roulette with your skin if you go here. more

Don't come here! 11/11/2008

Despite the convenience to my apartment and the appearance of being a respectable salon, I will never go to this salon again. Too many times has my skin been burned while getting an eyebrow or lip wax and my cuticles gashed while getting a mani or pedi. You're playing russian roulette with your skin if you go here. more

Be prepared to wait 7/27/2008

Well I just got home from Avanti Nail & Spa. It cracks me up how high this place is rated. Must be the proprietors spamming citysearch. I was scheduled for a massaged at 5:00PM Went in, lied down, and 20 minutes later, Michael, the massauer who was assigned to give me a massage still hadn't show up. So I got up and walked out. Turns out he was giving some lady a toe job or something and was like "wah?" as I walked out. This is a pattern of behavior for this place. The only other time I want there for a massage they made me and my fiancee wait 25 minutes for the massages we had scheduled a week in advance. That massage was mediocre. Bottom line: they take walk-ins instantly no matter what and don't respect appointments. Avoid at all costs. more

Be prepared to wait 7/26/2008

Well I just got home from Avanti Nail & Spa. It cracks me up how high this place is rated. Must be the proprietors spamming citysearch. I was scheduled for a massaged at 5:00PM Went in, lied down, and 20 minutes later, Michael, the massauer who was assigned to give me a massage still hadn't show up. So I got up and walked out. Turns out he was giving some lady a toe job or something and was like "wah?" as I walked out. This is a pattern of behavior for this place. The only other time I want there for a massage they made me and my fiancee wait 25 minutes for the massages we had scheduled a week in advance. That massage was mediocre. Bottom line: they take walk-ins instantly no matter what and don't respect appointments. Avoid at all costs. more

nice place for an escape 5/25/2008

Avanti Nail and Spa is an excellent choice for a daytime escape. Head to toe indulgence, I was treated to this wonderful salon for my birthday. It was sheer heaven. Can't wait to go back. more

Horrible for gel fill-ins!! 1/26/2008

I decided to try Avanti for a gel fill in after reading the wonderful reviews about the spa. Big mistake - not only was the cost ridiculous at $52, but they had only one nail tech who could do a gel fill-in. Within 2 days, the gel was chipping off. I have had gels for about 4 years and have gone to numerous salons. Never once have I had a chipping issue. I believe it's because they only used one coat instead of two. And the chipping was on more than one nail, so it wasn't due to an accident on my part. I did go back and get the first nail repaired, only to have a second chipping off the next day. The people were nice, no problem there, but it's probably best for a basic manicure/pedicure. Go elsewhere for gel maintenance!! Pros: nice atmosphere, friendly staff Cons: below average knowledge of gel nails - it shouldn't be offered if they can't do it right! more

Horrible for gel fill-ins!! 1/25/2008

I decided to try Avanti for a gel fill in after reading the wonderful reviews about the spa. Big mistake - not only was the cost ridiculous at $52, but they had only one nail tech who could do a gel fill-in. Within 2 days, the gel was chipping off. I have had gels for about 4 years and have gone to numerous salons. Never once have I had a chipping issue. I believe it's because they only used one coat instead of two. And the chipping was on more than one nail, so it wasn't due to an accident on my part. I did go back and get the first nail repaired, only to have a second chipping off the next day. The people were nice, no problem there, but it's probably best for a basic manicure/pedicure. Go elsewhere for gel maintenance!! Pros: nice atmosphere, friendly staff Cons: below average knowledge of gel nails - it shouldn't be offered if they can't do it right! more

Relaxing, quiet and wonderful service! 11/30/2007

It was a wonderful experience- quiet, relaxing and it couldn't have been better service. I went in to have a facial (european, w/ a moisturizing mask), and was so impressed with the hour-long cleanse, steam, mask and massage, I couldn't bring myself to leave. The mani-pedi was also wonderful- I never once felt rushed. more

Relaxing, quiet and wonderful service! 11/29/2007

It was a wonderful experience- quiet, relaxing and it couldn't have been better service. I went in to have a facial (european, w/ a moisturizing mask), and was so impressed with the hour-long cleanse, steam, mask and massage, I couldn't bring myself to leave. The mani-pedi was also wonderful- I never once felt rushed. I will go back again and again. more

Great customer service, friendly staff, excellent 8/7/2007

I've been coming here for about 2 years now. Great staff members and excellent services. I highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoy nice, quite, and clean spa. Staff members are great and very friendly. Massages and facials are fantastic. Most def go check out this place. Pros: This place makes me a new man after the treatments Cons: NONE more

Great customer service, friendly staff, excellent 8/6/2007

I've been coming here for about 2 years now. Great staff members and excellent services. I highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoy nice, quite, and clean spa. Staff members are great and very friendly. Massages and facials are fantastic. Most def go check out this place. Pros: This place makes me a new man after the treatments Cons: NONE more

Great Experience! 7/1/2007

I had a wonderful experience here. I went in for a manicure/pedicure and short massage on a Saturday aftenoon. The staff took their time and did an excellent, thorough job on every service. It was definitely a more relaxing exprience than most salons; the atmosphere was clean, quiet, and inviting. All the staff who worked there were professional and polite. I was very pleased with the results of my mani-pedi and the massage was also excellent. I will definitely go back. Highly recommended! Pros: Great service, atmosphere Cons: A bit more expensive than other salons more

Great Experience! 6/30/2007

I had a wonderful experience here. I went in for a manicure/pedicure and short massage on a Saturday aftenoon. The staff took their time and did an excellent, thorough job on every service. It was definitely a more relaxing exprience than most salons; the atmosphere was clean, quiet, and inviting. All the staff who worked there were professional and polite. I was very pleased with the results of my mani-pedi and the massage was also excellent. I will definitely go back. Highly recommended! Pros: Great service, atmosphere Cons: A bit more expensive than other salons more

GREAT MANICURE! 3/27/2007

this place is fantastic. a friend and i stumbled upon it one day in desperate need of manicures. it is right inf ront of a crosstown bus stop which made it convenient. it looks like it is very pricey from the outside, but its only $12 for a mani and well worth it. the staff makes you feel at home, the salon is very clean and has modern decor, and the manicure was perfectly relaxing. i would definately travel across town to go here again!!! more

GREAT MANICURE! 3/26/2007

this place is fantastic. a friend and i stumbled upon it one day in desperate need of manicures. it is right inf ront of a crosstown bus stop which made it convenient. it looks like it is very pricey from the outside, but its only $12 for a mani and well worth it. the staff makes you feel at home, the salon is very clean and has modern decor, and the manicure was perfectly relaxing. i would definately travel across town to go here again!!! more

Great Service and Extremely Clean 8/7/2006

From all the nail salons I've been to this was one of the cleanest environments where i've had a manicure and pedicure. The service was not rushed and very thorough. Everyone at the spa was very friendly and courteous. i completely recommend this spa to everyone. Pros: Cleanliness Cons: Making appointments ahead of time more

Great Service and Extremely Clean 8/7/2006

From all the nail salons I've been to this was one of the cleanest environments where i've had a manicure and pedicure. The service was not rushed and very thorough. Everyone at the spa was very friendly and courteous. i completely recommend this spa to everyone. Pros: Cleanliness Cons: Making appointments ahead of time more

will never go back there again 7/2/2006

I went there for pedicure. they didn't understand what I was asking for and my pedicure was so fast I got my pedicure done in 20 min. it was real bad one. she rushed me out. and I really didn't like that men at the reception. he shouldn't be there he dosen't even understand what american manicure is...... Pros: it wasn't worth paying more
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  • Our salon and day spa offers a full range of services including full-blown manicure, pedicure, body waxing, facials, chair to full body massages and complete full-service day spa. Our staff are professionally-trained experts in the latest techniques and...

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  • Head-to-toe indulgence: a variety of facials, including some using collagen and rubber, plus manicures, massages, waxing and pedicures.

  • 5/12/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 10am-10pm Sun 10am-8pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Upper West Side, Midtown

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