I was out and about in my old neighborhood this morning, and came across Jin Soon Hand and Nail Spa on Jones St., so I popped in (without an appointment) for a manicure and pedicure.
The space itself is quite intimate and features charming, Asian-inspired details, which quickly differentiates Jin Soon Spa from a typical (neon-lit, overcrowded...) New York nail salon. Their staff was also very friendly and accommodating, as well as talented, so I was instantly put at ease and able to enjoy my treatments.
My only suggestion is to avoid any service involving paraffin at this location, as my experience was a bit off in that regard. As the salon is quite small, the paraffin tub for feet is kept under a bench, in a cabinet, by the doorway and wasn't very appealing to look at (with dust and such on the lid...). Similarly, their paraffin treatment for hands is kept in a storage cabinet between their manicure and pedicure areas, so I was left facing their supply closet, whilst sticking each hand into the darkness to reach the tub (as people tried to pass in the narrow walkway). Not exactly a treat.
Jin Soon Hand and Nail Spa
23 Jones Street
(b/w Bleeker and West 4th)