Jay Nails is a favorite of Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell. According to Jay Nails, anyway, and why doubt them? Jay has two locations, located, in an only-in–New York way, about five minutes away from one another. Both provide excellent service, limited wait times, and a clean environment to get your manicure on. The technicians are friendly and pay close attention to detail. Their basic mani-pedis are superb, but Jay also offers some of the best gel manicures in town, with a great selection of colors and a way of giving you long-lasting shine without causing damage.