It’s no secret that traditional nail salons aren’t the most environmentally friendly way to get your self-care fix, since many brands use chemicals in their products that may be seriously harmful to you, your nail tech and, of course, the planet. Here, five nail salons that use only natural, nontoxic products so you can sit back, relax and breathe easy…literally.
The Best Eco-Friendly and Nontoxic Nail Salons in NYC
With locations in NoMad, Hudson Yards and Midtown (inside Saks Fifth Avenue), this nontoxic salon offers the ultimate combination of manicures and meditation. With the availability of headsets that guide you through a meditation session during your beauty treatment, you’ll leave this place feeling not only chic but also seriously relaxed. Don’t forget to grab some of the house-brand vegan and cruelty-free polishes on your way out for at-home touch-ups.
Multiple locations; dearsundays.com
With this salon’s plush armchairs, floral accents and all-natural spa services, eco-friendly has never looked prettier. Stop by this ultra-girly Tribeca studio the next time you’re in need of a good soak and scrub, like the signature rosemary-eucalyptus pedicure.
222 W. Broadway; 212-925-5441 or sweetlilyspa.com
If you’re looking for a place to get some impressive nail art, Valley Nails is the studio for you. This Chelsea favorite is famous for its creative nail designs and patterns, so make sure you have your phone ready to post the final product on your Instagram feed. And, of course, all the products used here are entirely natural and toxin-free.
Multiple locations; valleynail.com
With four Manhattan locations, this rustic salon is a go-to no matter what neighborhood you’re in. Each salon’s vibe is that of our dream apartment: limestone countertops, modern lounge chairs and natural earth tones. Plus, there’s an extensive menu of all-natural manicure, pedicure and waxing services (hey, swimsuit season) to keep you occupied in this cozy space for hours.
Multiple locations; tenoverten.com
This Brooklyn favorite, with locations in Williamsburg and Fort Greene, boasts an open atmosphere and array of Brooklyn-based natural products for the ultimate eco-friendly self-care spa. Whether you’re a neighborhood local or just hanging in the borough for the day, pop in to treat yourself to one of the nontoxic services.
Two locations; ph7nailcouture.com