Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Inspiring Business: OLIVE & JUNE
I recently received the most delightful invitation. My friend Crystal Meers (gorgeous and ingenious) asked if I would like to come to Olive & June, a nail salon in Beverly Hills, for a preview manicure (the salon officially opens tomorrow). The idea is a good one - affordable priced mani/pedis in a beautiful space. To strike this balance between comfort and beauty, founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle collaborated with Brady Cunningham and Kristen Lee of beloved LA-boutique Ten Over Six, who oversaw the interiors, which include tufted pink sofas, tan leather pedicure chairs, and a hanging installation of silk flowers. Upon walking into the light-filled space, visitors are greeted by a great wall of polish on the left, organized by both color and brand (Nars, Butter, Essie and Kure, to name a few), and the great wall of mags on the right (British Vogue, Vanity Fair). Once pursuing the menu of services, I settled on The June ($20), a standard manicure that was one of the best I have received (no gnawing filing - only soft glass files used here). All of this transpired whilst I sipped a refreshing watermelon juice which patrons can order from the juice bar next door. I will absolutely be visiting this gorgeous place on a regular basis. Well done!
(Clare Vivier's nails on the left, me on the right, painted with Boyfriend by Kure)