mani monday: tenoverten

we test out the fall colors at the new underground salon.

by ali hoffman

Airports. Topshop. Parties. Let's face it, where you can get a manicure is becoming just as wild as what you can get painted on.  

Enter tenoverten's new outpost, which offers everything from "quickie" $15 polish jobs to the "luxe" pedicure (which includes a hot stone massage, followed by a  deeply hydrating cream). Oh and did we mention it's technically underground?

Located underneath the Parker Meridian hotel in New York City, the hidden salon isn't the kind of place you just stumble upon, making it all the more of a sanctuary for us die-hard nail addicts.  Upon arrival, guests are immediately ushered into big comfy chairs, where their offered hot tea and countless magazines. Though definitely smaller than tenoverten's TriBeCa flagship, the new midtown salon offers an equally amazing selection of less-accessible polishes from the likes of Chanel, NARS, RGB, and the salon's eponymous line.  

Be warned: If looking for crazy, complex nail art (e.g. gel polish, minx wraps, rhinestones, etc.), this isn't the spot for you. But for those interested in a not-so-basic polish job or a simple "moon manicure" (a.k.a. the reverse French), we highly recommend the new tenoverten. 

But just in case youre not convinced, check out our pics of our manicures below and see if you can wait more than 30 seconds before booking an appointment (or a flight to NYC)...

tenoverten: three new hues for fall

on Ray: RGB too red + RGB copper

on Ali: tenoverten WORTH + RGB cobalt