41 E 8th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.731381 -73.994113
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
Nice Place – My girlfriend is a regular customer over here, afer a few visits with her they convinced me to do a manicure. It came out nice (no nail polish).
I would def use them again.
nail salon that rules nyc – my girl looked awesome after coming back from dashing diva. we found them here and then i sent her in. she came back and now i bought her gift certificate for the holidays and now she will be officially hooked.
My girlfriend loved it – My girlfriend is very hard to please but when I brought her to Dashing Diva she just loved it. She was very impressed by the level of service and quality of products. Finally got myself a couple brownie points...thanks Dashing Diva!
Save Your Money!!!!!! – I love a great mani/pedi and always on the hunt for a great nail salon. I read about Dashing Diva and was intrigued by all the great review in magazines. I have passed Dashing Diva on many occassions but never thought about going in. It just looked to animated and cutesy for me. Not my idea of a relaxing spa experience.
Again, intrigued by the magazine reviews I decided to try it out. I have had many mani/pedi from various nail salons from the Bronx (where I live) to Manhattan and Brooklyn. I have had really good services and bad services. I am a pro (most women are) at what a great mani/pedi is.
So, I go on a Sunday and it was pretty empty. I chose my color and waited a couple of minutes. My manicurist was not very friendly and only fake smiled a few times. She did not pay attention to my cuticles as listed in the menu of services. The best thing about the pedicure was the 10 minute massage that I paid an extra $15. The manicure was just plain awful. She barely pushed back in cuticles. She got much friendlier when it was time for me to pay. I'm thinking this is tip time.
Cut to the chase, the nail polish is cheap. My nails beganing chipping the next day. Not a little chip but totally chipping off. Prior to writing this review I removed the nail polish only to find that the polish stained my nails. Not happy at all.
Bottom line, try if you want to but for me it was not worth it. Will not be going back. I have paid less for way better service.
Fabulous Nails – A few things about this salon stood out to me. First and foremost it's extremely hygienic. You get your own pedi/mani pack opened right in front of your face, they don't use jacuzzi pedi tubs, as they harbor bacteria, they use a antibacterial hand-wash on clients and technicians, and everything (towels etc..) are warmed to a bacteria killing temperature before being placed on your skin.
The quality of the mani/pedis is outstanding. My brother gave me a gift certificate for my birthday. The treatments included were "Dashing-Diva Manicure", which was great and the "Spoiled Diva Pedicure." The Spoiled Diva Pedicure set the bar for phenomenal pedicures. It was the most relaxing, invigorating soothing pedicure I've ever received. I'd highly recommend that treatment. My feet are as soft as a baby's. My nail technician was polite and meticulous. She expertly applied my polish, rid my nails of cuticles, and shaped my nails perfectly. On top of that she gave me the best leg, foot and hand massage.
I wish I would have tipped her more, but unfortunately money is VERY tight for me right now. The polish still looks great, my only complaint is that the polish takes FOREVER to dry. My nails were under the UV dryer for 30 minutes.
Great for bachlorette party – I had 6 girls go for manis and pedis for my sister's bacheloretter party. I called in advance a few weeks and very easily reserved a time. We were attended to right away and had the whole pedicure section to ourself. We brought champagne and plastic glasses and cookies appropriate for the occasion and had a great time. The decor is very pink, and very cute.
The WORST bikini wax ever ever! – DO NOT WAX HERE!
At first glance Dashing Divas seems so pretty and sanitary but this is not so. I went there this afternoon for a semi-bikini wax (which I was told was $35). The first thing she did when I got in was grab a pair of huge, unsanitized industrial scissors (the kind you use to cut heavy cloth materials!!) and trimmed the area. The only reason I didn't stop her was because I froze in horror. She then proceeded to wax and stopped after a short while and said she was done. When I looked down it was practically still all there and not shaped up at all. I had to tell her to take more off and also do the backside. oh and she didn't wear any gloves.Long story short...when I went to pay the bill was for $62 when I was told it was 35$. They said I had done a full brazillian which I hadnt and then they said it was a $10 extra charge for the back! After I argued with him a bit he cancelled the credit transaction and re-charged me for a semi-wax instead of full. To top it off the lady was basically breathing on me to give her a tip. So i was charged twice on my card and am now overdrawn! DO NOT GO HERE FOR WAXING OR AT ALL FOR THAT MATTER!!! IT WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!! MESSED UP MY SUNDAY!
Very happy with French polish – My friend and I ended up at the Dashing Diva on Memorial Day. I was very happy with the service and final product at Dashing Diva. I got a manicure with a French polish. The lady who was doing my nails was very thorough and precise with applying the French polish. My only comment is that the lady chose the base color, sheer pink. I would have preferred a sheer light beige color instead. The polish lasted only a week before it started to chip and wear away which is fine and I think typical (i don't normally get manicures). I thought the price was fair for the French polish. I would go back there again.
DO NOT LET THEM DO YOUR EYEBROWS!
I am generally an easygoing person and would only write this type of 'negative' review under extreme circumstances. I was in the shop this afternoon, which I previously had no problems with, and the person who waxed my eyebrow took the entire outer half of my eyebrow *OFF*! I am not making this up...I hadn't had any problems before-- in fact, the other 3-4 times I'd been there, they had done an excellent job. I won't be going back.
That being said, they seem to be fine for nails, especially the Virtual Nails, and the service is excellent for the price. Just heed my warning about the eyebrow waxing...
Good, solid manicure – I have never had a problem at Dashing Diva, both with regular manicures and with the Virtual Nails that they offer. I have only had to wait 15 minutes max for a seat and I have always been treated well. Their Virtual Nails are a bit pricey ($35 for a fitting, application and manicure), but I can really only see them being practical for people who want nails for a short-term special occasion. They lasted a long time (almost two weeks!) and I got lots of compliments. A regular manicure is $15 and I think that for this price you get a really nice manicure. I know that you can go to other "salons" in the city and get a manicure for $7, but the quality and cleanliness just isn't there. My manicures last a really long time, not showing the slightest chip until at least 3 days in. Even at that they still look great! Finally, I love that they offer a student discount! 10% off never hurts my broke college student wallet!
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