I worked on a prop styling shoot where the client asked the stylists to get manicures according to reference photos so that we could double as hand models.
So I took the opportunity as a chance to experience one of NYC's main nail art temples: Paintbox Nails. Not only was the whole experience unbelievably luxe, but I was really digging the interiors and the contemporary chic way they expressed luxury with their interior choices.
someone once asked me what the most fun thing I did related to set decorating/prop styling and I have to say getting a chance to experience this as part of my prep responsibilities was pretty fun.
p.s. if you read about the whole investigative reporting series in NYTimes on the New York City nail salon industry, Paintbox had a great discussion of how they are an industry leader for fair wages and employee benefits in the nail salon industry on their blog here.