"Hello and Welome to The Ten" are the first words you hear upon entering The Ten Nail Bar in downtown Detroit. Daniel, who was working the front desk greets you with a smile and asks if this is your first time visiting The Ten, in my case it was. I had received several gift cards to this establishment but had not been able to work an appointment into my schedule. So I took a chance and just walked-in hoping they could take me. I highly recommend making an appointment first, The Ten is often booked during the day.
The first thing you notice about The Ten is the smell, there isn't one. You do not get that overwhelming smell of chemicals as you walk in the door. The nail bar is light and airy and well lit. Daniel told me it would be a wait but to go ahead and choose my nail color. Ok, let me just say right now I am a self confessed nail junkie. No color is off limits. My nails are all natural and I enjoy picking out a bright polish on a summer day, so I decided to go for not one but two colors. I chose Flip-flop which is a very bright neon pink and N.Y.E. a neon yellow.
I took a seat and checked out the various nail colors and what colors other people were choosing as well, the place was packed. The Ten caters to a diverse clientele, so fellas do not be afraid to come in and get a mani-pedi done. The Ten is always busy with activity of people coming and going. While waiting I was offered, water, wine or champagne, now this is a service I can get used to having!
Finally, it was my turn at the nail bar. My nail tech saw my colors and asked if I was going to a party. I replied that I wasn't but I like my nails to be fun. For me my nails reflect a part of my eclectic fashion sense. After my mani and a wonderful hand massage, my nail tech asked if I had any specific nail art in mind? I told her to, "go wild" use her imagination. What she came up with made me a happy girl indeed. The colors I had chosen "popped" on my nails and adding in the nail art was a wonderful bonus and complemented the colors.
How can you get pampered at The Ten located at 1215 Griswold in Detroit? Make an appointment (313) 315-3010. Yes, you can walk-in, but I suggest making an appointment just to be safe. You can also download The Ten app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store or go online; www.thetendetroit.com You can also get on The Ten Text list for specials (313) 327-3137.