Go inside L’Oréal’s sleek new office, which has an in-house nail salon and a lab where employees can test products before they go on the market

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A L’Oréal employee gets her nails done at the office. Photo courtesy of L’Oreal

When L’Oréal decided to move its US headquarters, the $A136.65 company knew that it wanted its new offices to exude a “startup” vibe. The brand had outgrown the Midtown offices it had inhabited for 60 years, and Hudson Yards, the mega-development on Manhattan’s West Side, seemed like the ideal place for a fresh start.

“L’Oréal is a 108-year-old company with the spirit of a startup. We have never stopped reinventing and transforming ourselves, and to us, Hudson Yards represents the reinvention of Manhattan,” Frédéric Rozé, president and CEO of L’Oréal USA, said in a press release.

Aside from the 360-degree view of the city, the new location has some major perks, including an in-house nail salon, a consumer beauty lab, a cafeteria that takes up an entire floor, and an outdoor terrace that employees are welcome to work on when the weather permits.

Ahead, take a tour of the company’s chic new space.

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