If you love getting your nails done but hate the smells and toxins some nail salons carry, Oak Cliff is home to your new obsession. Dallas’ first and only toxin-free, fume-free, and all-natural nail salon, Pink Pedi opened earlier this month the Sylvan | Thirty development.
“We wanted to keep the good and leave the bad,” says co-owner Brandon Lyon, who founded the salon with his wife, fashion designer and longtime nail artist Lucy Dang.
“A lot of salons are unhealthy for the consumer and the technicians. We wanted to change that.”
Without ammonia, formaldehyde, and hard-to-pronounce chemicals, Pink Pedi has no harsh fumes, and all treatments are safe for pregnant women, children, and anyone with sensitive skin.
The salon offers gel and classic manicures, gentle “No Scream-Cream” waxing, and several pedicure options.
“We don’t do manis and pedis at same time because we want the customer to relax,” Lyon says. “We’re all about the experience.”
Between neck and shoulder massages while you soak and clay mud masks for your feet (a foot facial, if you will), Pink Pedi takes pampering seriously. Manicures start at $22 and pedicures start at $38.
The salon also makes lotions and massage oils in-house to use during treatments and for customers to purchase. So, even if you’re too ticklish for a pedi, you can buy essential oil blends, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and more in the apothecary at the front of the salon. Don’t miss the signature body butter in the Pink Peppermint scent.
Pink Pedi also carries the two eco-friendly lines of polish: OPI’s Infinite Shine and Zoya. Much of the interior was crafted by local artisans.
“My wife’s stepfather built all our manicure stations,” Lyon says. “Our architect, Mark Klinger, helped us build the pedicure benches. Our pedicure bowls were made from an artist we found on Etsy. Creating the salon was a labor of love.”