I can never seem to find time for a manicure before I travel. Nor can I seem to find the time—or an appointment—for a manicure once I arrive to my destination.
This has led me to gather some valuable information. For example, if you're in South Beach and you wait too long to land an appointment at Browne’s, Tootsie’s on Washington has a fierce divas-live-in-concert DVD selection.
But for those of you who can’t exactly stomach Ricky Martin on a plasma, there is now an alternate solution.
Three mothers from Florida have launched the 10 Minute Manicure, a chain of airport-based nail and beauty salons that offer quick beauty fixes while you're killing time in the airport. The eponymous 10 Minute Manicure is only the beginning of their offerings.
Their beauty menu includes spa-quality manicures and pedicures, massages and reflexology. They also sell a range of beauty products that meet the 3 oz. travel restrictions.
Quite clever. In addition, they have now launched a line of aptly named private label polish colors including sheer pink "Rain Delay" and "Red Eye" red.
The Blackberrie and friends have also come up with a few nail polish colors on our travels. But we don’t know if “Bitch, I Want My Money Back” or “Lay Me Lavender” really have the same commercial appeal. Hmm.
Final Word: The 10 Minute Manicure just opened in JKF, Terminal 8, Concourse B. We are also accepting submissions for polish colors if we ever get it together to launch a label of our own.