"Unpolished," the TLC unscripted series set at East Northport 's Salon Martone, began filming for a second season Wednesday, family and salon employees confirmed.
Cast member Jennifer Martone said in a brief call Thursday that "yes, we've started on a second" season. Jennifer Martone is the mother of Bria and Lexi Martone, the series' biggest stars (along with Lexi's intricate nail designs).
Jennifer Martone referred other questions to TLC. A network representative had no comment.
Wrapping its inaugural season last December, "Unpolished" built a robust presence on social media during its six-week run and also garnered decent ratings. According to Nielsen ratings, the Nov. 17 launch was watched by 1.09 million viewers, thanks in part to lead-in "90 Day Fiancé" (2.26 million). But the mid-December episode added more viewers to that launch figure (1.16 million) — an indication of positive word-of-mouth.
Salon Martone, on Jericho Turnpike, was part of the wider range of businesses allowed to reopen as Phase 2 began on Long Island Wednesday. Those businesses included salons and barbershops, albeit with limited capacity upon reopening.