The Power of Being Polished

That feeling from a great outfit. That strut in the right shoes. That poise that comes with perfect nails.

It's confidence.

And we're empowering it – hand in hand – with you.

GLOSSLAB gets you polished and ready to keep running your world, your way. 


rachel glass about the founder

"Empowering a more polished you."

I've always believed that good things happen when you invest in yourself – when I look my best, I feel my best. I can take on anything. I can own my day. 

For me, it starts with a manicure – perfectly polished nails are essential throughout the week.

So, with GLOSSLAB, what started as a plan to enhance the nail experience with innovation, efficiency, and an ethical standard led to a stronger purpose of enhancing confidence: empowering a more polished you. 

"Always On. Always Polished." It isn't just our tagline.

It's our way of life. 


“Nothing gets the upper hand

like properly polished nails.”


"This Busy Hedge Fund Fundraiser Was in Constant Need of Quick and Clean Manicures. So She Built Her Own Membership-Based Nail Studio to Get the Job Done."
"You're the person who walks into every appointment with four nail inspiration photos pulled from Instagram. Perhaps you're sometimes indecisive so you allow your nail artist to freestyle the design. If any of these speak to you, you're extra AF, and your nails need to fit the energy you put into them. Glass says that accent nails are "back and stronger than ever."
"GLOSSLAB was in 2018 with hygiene being top of mind. We have always been more hygienic with waterless manicures and cashless, touch-free checkout. Going forward, beauty will be even more efficiency-driven. People will want to get their nails and hair done as a ‘need,’ more than they’ll want a day at the spa"

"NYC-based nail studio GLOSSLAB is thriving thanks to its unique waterless services."

"Rachel Glass founded chic unlimited mani-pedi salon GLOSSLAB, which counts Neil Patrick Harris and Jennifer Garner as fans. The beauty guru agrees that a waterless manicure is the way to go, whether you're using regular polish or gel."

"If you are on TikTok or IG, and you have seen celebrities and influencers getting their nails done, they are most likely at GLOSSLAB. GLOSSLAB is the new “it” spot for manicures and any celebrity sightings."

"Rachel Glass also favors quick drying polishes - her salons around N.Y.C. are stocked with a variety of colors that are dry before you're out the door."
"For products, they focus on both performance and clean formulas. They launched their Gel Eraser earlier this year which is game-changing in gel polish removal.  The most damaging part of gel manicures is the removal – acetone soak and then scraping on nails. Their Gel Eraser applies like a clear polish and the gel polish literally bubbles off! It has sold out 3 times this year and has a cult following!"
"While Glass likes to err on the side of subtle and understated for an engagement-nail look, she does have a few head-turning colors and fun nail-art ideas that she stands by. "A red manicure is another classic for engagements," Glass says. "I also really like an accent design on the ring finger for some extra fun — think a white flower or a pale pink heart."

"Known for its insanely good nail art (and in-tune, modern approach to the nail studio experience), GLOSSLAB is everyone's favorite. Real talk: The studio features an array of designs that'll speak to whichever mood you're in. What's more, they're waterless, meaning they've ditched the use of water completely and get brownie points for being hygienic and sustainable."

Join the Team

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If you’re passionate about the industry, providing the best experience for your clients, and coming in every day to work with a team you love, GLOSSLAB might be the place for you. We also believe in fair compensation, a safe working environment, and genuine career paths.

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Press Inquiries

New locations, products, events—there’s always something going on at GLOSSLAB. Let’s talk!


Bachelorettes, birthdays, big meetings —almost any event is better when you add a mani to it. Get in touch to rent out a GLOSSLAB location for your private event.


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