The next big thing in Los Angeles nail salons has a strict no-gels policy (gasp!)—but trust me when I say you won’t miss them.
That’s because the salon in question is Tenoverten, which has been lacquering up New York City’s most stylish for the past five years.
The brand, known for its ultra-natural approach to nails, is about to open its first LA location at the Platform LA complex—the new shopping (and healthy living) hub that currently houses SoulCycle, Juice Served Here, and Sweetgreen’s West Coast HQ.
“There’s a very big focus on wellness in LA, so we felt like the community would really understand our brand ethos,” says Nadine Abramcyk, who kicked off the natural nail services trend in New York City with co-founder Adair Ilyinsky.
“Plus, we do our nail polish production in LA and our creative director [Jaclyn Ferber] is based there, so it’s a very natural fit.”
While gels won’t be on the menu—”[they’re] a bit cleaner to take off and a bit safer than they probably were five years ago, but we decided that we wanted to have a very natural approach,” explains Abramcyk—you’ll be privy to the salon’s own line of 8-free polishes, which are devoid of ethyl tosylamide (which may promote antibiotic resistance), xylene (a possible carcinogen), and TPHP (a known endocrine inhibitor) in addition to all the usual 5-free suspects. (Pro tip: try Low-Sugar Plum Fairy, a color created in collaboration with Well+Good).
Everything at the mani-pedi stations, too, will be as clean and safe (and, it goes without saying, Instagram-worthy) as possible, including base coats, top coats, polish remover, and a dreamy rose cuticle oil. And the salon will also have two treatment rooms for full-body waxing, brow shaping, and brow/lash tinting, helmed by sought-after gurus (read: better make that appointment well in advance).
The space, which debuts on January 5, has the same high-design vibe of its five sister salons in NYC and Austin, TX—chic custom furniture and all—but tailored to the industrial Culver City neighborhood it calls home. You might say that they nailed it.
Tenoverten, 8830 Washington Blvd. #102, Culver City, CA, 90232, 310-878-9903, www.tenoverten.com
Originally posted April 13, 2016. Updated January 3, 2017.