Perfect Score: Tribeca Salon TenOverTen Nails It

Finding the perfect mani/pedi in a city damn near overrun with nail salons ain’t easy – especially when you take price and convenience into account. (We’d all be fabulous with big budgets and no day jobs.) TenOverTen nail spa in Tribeca was created by two friends who realized how mundane the typical mani/pedi experience can be. “Waiting for your nails to dry is boring, and those machines remind us of production lines,” co-owner Adair Ilyinsky, a fashion financial analyst, told Marie Claire magazine.

Ilyinsky and partner Nadine Ferber set out to create a luxe experience with reasonable prices — think $20 for a basic manicure — for the over-worked and time-starved customer in need of R&R. “We felt it should be a moment of luxury not hectic and gross,” says Ferber of TenOverTen, which stays open, appropriately, until 10pm.

Each station has an iPad (perfect for drying nails), and customers can leave a credit card and favorite nail shades on file to avoid annoying mid-mani payment shuffles. Think cozy home environment with vintage lighting, hand painted walls, linen upholstered manicure chairs, and limestone tables on the second floor of a historic building. Another major plus are the high-end polishes they stock: Nars, Chanel, and RGB. It’s worth going before wearing sandals outside goes the way of your AC unit.

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