When Meditation & Manicures go Hand in Hand

sundays Studio (NYC) offers vegan & non-toxic manicures and pedicures alongside stress-relieving massages. They also pioneered a Guided Meditation and Nail Treatment combination that can help with focus, memory, increased confidence and overall wellness. On a recent rainy afternoon, I hopped the train uptown to Saks 5th Avenue on 50th to visit their newest pop-up location. 

sundays' latest locale is situated on the second floor of Saks' flagship store. This floor has now been crowned "The Wellery" because it's filled with wellness and health-inspired pop-ups. While perusing The Wellery's offerings you can find everything from workout wear to beautiful bicycles and, thanks to sundays Studio, a very relaxing spot to grab a manicure and unwind.

One thing I really enjoyed about this petite nail salon was their simplistic decor. Less is more at sundays and it works. The air was filled with subtle essential oils as I was guided to a circular table to receive my manicure. It's always nice touch when a salon or spa can provide you with personal space, especially in a city crammed full of people. 

sundays Studio Saks 5th Ave

The meditation portion of their manicure service is optional, but when in Rome! I tend to get fidgety during manicures (I'll be the first to admit that I have a very hard time putting down my phone) so it was nice to be able to close my eyes and drift away with the help of digitally guided meditation while my mani got underway. After about 15 minutes of meditation, my headphones were removed and I quietly chatted with my manicurist while she applied the brand's gorgeous 10-free, non-toxic, and cruelty-free polish (my color of choice was No.7). I didn't bat an eye in my phone's direction once during the service. Checking my text messages or perusing Instagram didn't even cross my mind. 

I really enjoyed the experience at sundays Studio and I was very impressed with everything they had to offer. The decor, quality of service, and unique vibe the space radiated made me forget all about the throngs of people and rain I'd have to dodge once my mani was done. Sure, I was a bit skeptical about whether or not the mediation would add anything to the treatment but I can honestly say that it did actually make me feel more relaxed, pampered, and recharged.

sundays Studio Locations

NoMad studio
51 E. 25th St.
New York, NY 10010

Monday to Sunday
10:00 am - 08:00 pm

5 Ave & 50th St.
New York, NY 10022

Monday to Saturday
10:00 am - 08:30 pm
11:00 am - 07:00 pm

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