Perfect ten: eco-friendly nail studio Tenoverten brings its allure to New York’s Financial District

The newly opened salon
Tenoverten, a cult favourite in New York for quality nail services, has opened a new location in Manhattan’s Financial District
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When Tenoverten (opens in new tab) first opened its doors in Tribeca back in 2010, the chic nail studio upended all prevailing conventions of the typical New York nail salon with its sophisticated approach to design, atmosphere and the colours on hand. It quickly went on to launch two other locations in Manhattan along with its own collection (opens in new tab) of paraben and 5-free nail polishes; formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor are noticeably absent.

This week, Tenoverten’s founders Nadine Abramyck and Adair Ilynsky unveil a new location in New York’s Financial District – an airy, industrial-accented space that’s unexpectedly nestled on crowded Fulton Street (opens in new tab). Tucked away upstairs on the second floor of an old rubber stamp factory, the studio’s interior takes its style cues from a quintessential loft-style apartment with light wood floors, painted white brick walls, vintage light fixtures and through views from one end to the other.

Tenoverten worked with the New York-based design firm, Studio DB (opens in new tab), to create the elegant environment that suits its needs. Exposed copper piping brings an industrial yet noble feel to service areas which, rather than being hidden, are kept in full view. Pedicure stations feature custom-made stools that divide into ottomans that provide comfy seating for technicians, while the cork portion securely holds foot bowls once the service is in session. Utilitarian hanging light fixtures, made from hardware components and bare bulbs, provides each room with a cool edge that’s rarely found in nail salons. Large ventilation fans also ensure that the sophisticated space is a healthy space to work in too.

The space’s final finishing touch comes in the form of an expanded apothecary area where Tenoverten’s eco-conscious array of polishes stands proudly with other likeminded beauty brands. Chances are that you won’t be walking out of there empty handed.

There are five cushions arranged

The industrial-tinged loft space was designed by Studio DB and features a host of custom made components, including its utlitarian hanging light fixtures and pedicure station stools

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Its looks like a golden color faucet

Copper and brass fixtures, including this filtered water tap, bring a noble elegance to essential features

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There are many colors nail polishes are arranged in the shelf

The new space features an expanded apothecary which offers Tenoverten’s collection of 5-free nail polishes alongside other beauty favourites

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There are three mirrors in the wash room

Blue walls in the salon’s bathroom were inspired by St. Mary’s Cathedral in Austin, Texas

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ADDRESS

Tenoverten (opens in new tab)
121 Fulton Street
2nd Floor
New York

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.