2 posts tagged "Tenoversix"
In the age of accent nails, airbrush art, and pierced tips, service often stands second in the pursuit of the perfect (and Instagram-worthy) polish job. But Olive & June—the latest nail destination to open in Beverly Hills—is going back to basics by elevating the salon experience for the modern set. Aimed at filling the void between the hole-in-the-wall quickie shops and more time-intensive spas, Olive & June owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle teamed up with TENOVERSIX‘s beloved retailers-turned-designers, Brady Cunningham and Kristen Lee, to conceive an inviting and fully functional space. The pair, who in the past created their own nail color, Blonde on Blonde, for RGB, worked with Tuttle to blend the interior design and merchandising of the product on display. The result is an airy, California-inspired space that feeds Tuttle’s New Yorker-turned-Angeleno aesthetic. Locally made custom furniture provides a seamless transition from reception area to nail station, while a pristine wall of lacquers prominently displays an eye-catching assortment of RGB, NARS, Butter London, and other fresh hues. And true to their promise, the nail salon also takes great care to cater to your every modern-day convenience. Once you’ve safely stowed your keys and bag, iPads and Wi-Fi are at your disposal. Mani trends might come and go, but the comfort of a well-conceived salon experience never gets old.
Olive & June, 430 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California, (310) 247-0500; www.olivejune.com.
After a successful partnership with celebrity nail artist Jenna Hipp that yielded a wildly popular nude wardrobe of foundation-inspired lacquers last year and a polish homage to jeans designed with the owners of the denim mecca Need Supply Co., RGB Cosmetics has not seemed to tire of the collaborative spirit. Its latest joint venture is with the platinum blonde co-owners of L.A.’s Tenoversix boutique, who, put simply, were on the hunt for a nail varnish that matched their icy flaxen strands. Brady Cunningham and Kristin Lee called their resulting polish Blonde on Blonde in reference to the Bob Dylan album of the same name, but the semi-matte, opaque, champagne-tinted cream color recalls a gamut of peroxide queens once it has gone on in two coats, from Debbie Harry to Lady Gaga. And since Redken creative consultant Guido Palau reassured us that the striking bleached-out hair color “never goes out of style” backstage at Balenciaga last season, its corresponding nail lacquer should have a lot of mileage.
$16, available February 2012 exclusively at www.tenover6.com.