• Indulge in a mani-pedi experience, catered special to you
• Doze off in a custom chair inside a chic loft filled with vintage fixtures
• Choose from an array of hip lacquers and soothing massages
If a manicure doesn’t feel like an “experience,” then you haven’t been to Manhattan fashion-world favorite tenoverten. It’s hard to believe this mini-empire didn’t exist before 2010, when TriBeCa habitués Adair Ilyinsky and Nadine Ferber brainstormed the idea on a cocktail napkin. The friends single-handedly brought the mani-pedi experience into the modern age, outfitting their light-flooded, loftlike space with custom canvas armchairs in lieu of faux-leather La-Z-Boys, and installing a reclaimed barn door from upstate New York as well as dramatic arched windows that allow a vantage point over West Broadway (one of TriBeCa’s main arteries). They even went so far as to stock the place with iPads (perhaps that’s where you’re reading this and planning your next move!). Even better: their array of hip lacquers—named after NYC streets—are formaldehyde- and resin-free. Best service? We think it’s the Luxe Manicure ($40) which includes a stress-melting 10-minute hot-stone massage.