the matte project


New Favorite Beauty Spot: Tenfold

Gel nail polish is the big thing now and yes, I get it, it lasts a lot longer and doesn’t chip. But for those who are looking for the most natural finish, it’s always a challenge to find a salon that will do an excellent job using normal polish (by excellent I mean not letting my nail polish start chipping two days on because your top coat is not doing its job).

Tenfold is that gem of a salon. Based in Maboneng at the Cosmopolitan, Tenfold is a calm little spot in the middle of the city where upon entrance you immediately feel as though you’ve walked into a spa – not a nail salon. Just look at this:

I completely die for the fact that there are no bright images on walls and no super bright lighting… and no noise. Georgia, the owner, carries the same energy as her salon – she is calm, soft spoken and a young black woman doing her thing. We’ll be profiling her in the next few days so look out for her journey here on the website.

Clean and simple nail art is what I went for using O.P.I’s “It’s a Piazza Cake” with a white dot. Lindsay, next to me, used the same colour with a gold stripe and here’s how it looks on our very different skin tones.

Here are my 3 major highlights from this entire experience:

My mani lasted 2 entire weeks without chipping! (This was normal polish, not gel)

The environment in this place gives me life and I love that they serve a little bubbly while you get your treatment done.

The people. Owner and staff are a delight!

Pay them a visit and thank us later.