The Austin outpost of New York's TenOverTen salon has its finger on the pulse of summer's mani-pedi trends.
TenOverTen’s salon at the South Congress Hotel is its first location outside of New York.
After conquering the concrete jungle with four nail salons in New York, Texas natives Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Ilyinsky hand-picked the hip South Congress Hotel as the site for their first TenOverTen salon outside the Big Apple—and the salon’s emphasis on all-natural, healthy nails has made it a huge hit since its opening in the fall. One big difference Abramcyk has noticed between the two cities is that more Austin patrons request nail art; the salon here has several talented technicians on hand to meet that demand. “What I see as a big trend in nail art is ombré for manicures,” she says. “People love doing every finger a slightly different shade. Moon manicures are also a very popular design, very pretty.” The latter combines two colors: one as a crescent on the base, the other on the rest of the nail. Although many Austinites have opted for blue nails, a bright red shade with coral undertones is ideal for summer. “It is universally flattering for every type of skin tone,” says Abramcyk, who recommends the Ludlow shade in TenOverTen’s custom line of polish. When in doubt, customers can always stay classic with a fresh, nude tone on their hands and feet. “If someone doesn’t want to go bold, a chic summer nude can go a long way,” she says. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 469-660-1010