New York, NY

Complete

1100 sq.ft.

Nail salon, event space

Charlie Bennet

Located in NoMad, Manhattan, Dear Sundays is a nail salon that offers spa services as well as meditation classes. Committed to offering a green alternative to the nail industry’s potentially toxic products Sundays is focused on developing and providing innovative organic products and wellness services.

In keeping with the philosophy of Sundays the salon was conceived as a natural, minimalist and aesthetically pleasing background to help relax and rejuvenate customers and add to their experience. It includes a double height space with a mezzanine level. The first floor is furnished with a waiting area, manicure and pedicure areas. The second floor/mezzanine area serves as a lounge space for classes and events. A Scandinavian design aesthetic was created using light European oak flooring, leather lounge chairs and rattan poufs. The color scheme includes pale browns (flooring and lounge chairs) with a white background and a splash of color - pale rose accents with pendant lights and stools. Soft lighting compliments the scenario with recessed lights and back lit sheer curtains.

All finishes including paints and flooring are low volatile organic compounds (VOC). Dimmable energy efficient light fixtures were chosen. The entire mechanical system was upgraded to include a more energy efficient system.Each manicure and pedicure station is individually exhausted with a built-in ventilation system running underneath the flooring that protects both customers and employees from exposure to any chemicals that are released. The custom-built manicure table has circular pores on the surface that help to exhaust any chemicals. Floor mounted exhaust vents adjacent to the pedicure chairs serve to remove any chemicals from this area. The entire mechanical system was coordinated and designed to function efficiently with minimum intrusion into the space.