New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands

New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands
Babe Wine created a socially-distanced mani truck to give free manicures to New Yorkers this week.Babe Wine
  • Babe Wine created a socially-distanced mani truck to give free manicures to New Yorkers this week.
  • The pink truck featured plexiglass windows and cutouts in the front for people to stick their hands through during the manicures.
  • In addition to face masks and safety glasses, the manicurists wore protective overalls and sterile gloves.
  • Everyone in line also stood six feet apart while waiting for their turn.

Some lucky New Yorkers got their hands on a manicure, and it may just be a peek into the socially-distant future.

Babe Wine created a mani truck to provide locals with some free TLC during the pandemic, using everything from plexiglass to face masks to ensure that everyone stayed safe.

The baby-pink truck, which was parked in Brooklyn this week, also featured cutouts in the front for people to stick their hands through during the manicures.
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In addition to face masks and safety glasses, the manicurists also wore protective coveralls and disposable sterile gloves.

New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands
The manicurists wore protective coveralls and disposable gloves.Babe Wine

"We followed all local guidelines to make sure the truck was as safe as possible for everyone involved," Chelsea Phillips, the general manager of Babe Wine, told Insider.
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"This started with the design of the truck, which featured plexiglass all around," Phillips added. "We also ensured there was 6 feet of distance between everyone in line, and that everyone was wearing a mask."

The Centers for Disease Control currently recommends that people wear a mask in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands
Everyone in line made sure to stand 6 feet apart while waiting for their manicures.Babe Wine
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It was Josh Ostrovsky — co-founder of Babe Wine and the man behind popular Instagram account "The Fat Jewish" — who came up with the idea for the mani truck, Phillips said.

"It's been months since any of us have gotten our nails done in a salon, so Josh thought the world needed — deserved — a socially-distanced manicure truck," she added.

All the manicures were free, with the option to pick from a pink, blue, or red nail polish inspired by Babe's three wines.
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New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands
All the manicures were free, with the option to pick from a pink, blue, or red nail polish.Babe Wine

Phillips said the truck was parked for a few hours in the spot where it was built in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood.

A video of the socially-distanced mani truck was later shared on Babe Wine's Instagram page, where it received more than 25,000 views in a day.
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We created this insane mani truck so you would stop complaining about your garbage nails.

A post shared by BABE (@drinkbabe) on Jun 29, 2020 at 2:01pm PDT

"The positive reactions have been amazing," Phillips said. "I knew people were facing the same nail struggles as we were, and am thrilled that they feel Babe sees them."

While the mani truck was supposed to be just a one-time thing, the response was so big that the company is now brainstorming additional locations.

New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands
The truck was parked in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood this week.Babe Wine
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"We're listening to where people would want us to go in the future," Phillips said.

Ostrovsky shared photos of the truck on his own Instagram page, and said people would soon be able to find it "in cities across America." "Pedi truck coming soon," he added. "I can only imagine what you people's feet look like. Yikes."
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New Yorkers got free manicures from a socially-distanced truck that had plexiglass with holes for people's hands
The company is now brainstorming additional locations for the mani truck.Babe Wine

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