OK ladies and metrosexuals, there is NO excuse not to make time for a weekly manicure now that Manicube is here. In case you haven’t heard, Manicube, which brings 15-minute manicures to corporate offices and is all the rage in New York, Chicago and Boston, debuted in San Francisco this week.
A bash was held at The Penthouse at The Battery on Feb. 18 to kick things off with an evening full of style, bubbly, beautiful views of the city skyline and of course, manicures by Manicube. Manicube founders Katina Mountanous and Liz Whitman welcomed an array of notable guests, including Jennifer Montana, Betsy Linder, power couple Lynn Jurich and Brad Murray, Fati Farmanfarmaian and Alexandra Skillman.
“We are exceptionally excited to begin serving Bay Area companies. San Francisco is a very important market for us as it is the city that literally invented the in-office perk,” said Mountanos and Liz Whitman, both Harvard Business School alumni and who founded Manicube in 2012.
While Manicube touts itself as the premier in-office service focused on making women’s lives easier with its high-quality 15-minute manicures to professionals at their place of work, the company that has provided over 100,000 manicures to date hasn’t forgotten that the first three letters of its name is m-a-n. For males, Manicube offers the Clip & Clean, which includes shaping, cleaning, cuticle grooming, hand massage and buffing for “men who know that manicured hands make you look sophisticated and put together. What’s the point in wearing a suit if your hands don’t look neat and clean?”
We couldn’t agree more. Speaking of clean, in case you germaphobes were wondering, Manicube’s highly-trained, licensed nail technicians abide by the strictest sanitary protocols and procedures. Files and buffers are single-use only and Manicube uses custom disposable metal nail implements, ensuring that every client gets a fresh set.
Judy Zhu, Liz Whitman, Danielle Yokell and Katina Mountanos
Emily Martin, Shelby Park and Lani Vale
Debra Leylegian, Sarah Maita and Lisa Grotts
Jordan Gustafson, Nahu Ghebremichael, Katina Moutanos, Liz Whitman, Alex Demore and Anne Wylde Serpente
Katina Mountanos, Brad Murray, Lynn Jurich and Liz Whitman
Marie Hurabiell, Robert Grzeszczuk and Betsy Linder
Maryanne Sangiacomo, Jennifer Montana, Katina Mountanos, Liz Whitman and Lori Puccinelli Stern
Polly Kwan and Thuy Vu
Sumi Das, Carrie Liane, Thuy Vu and Polly Kwan
Photo Credit: Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography