A sleek new nail salon has set up its first shop in Dallas, just steps from SMU. Paloma, a which offers "non-toxic" manicures and pedicures, has opened a jewel box location at Snider Plaza (3400 Rosedale Ave., Suite B).
The intimate 600-square-foot space, next to Festive Kitchen, offers five pedicure stations and three manicure stations. All five pedicure stations are available for dual treatments - manicure and pedicure at the same time, in under an hour - and the whole salon can be rented for private parties.
Paloma seeks to differentiate itself from typical spas by avoiding toxic chemicals such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, and others — creating an “odorless environment,” per owner Maryam Naderi. Resin basins replace the typical tubs to create a bacteria-free environment.
Manis and pedis are performed with products that are Gluten Free, non GMO, Fair Trade, 87% Organic, and Certified Vegan, "making them safe for even the most sensitive skin types," a press release says.
Naderi founded Paloma (styled PALOMA), in Houston in 2016 - a few years before the pandemic brought health and safety concerns to the forefront of the beauty industry - how prescient! Her two Houston locations quickly became favorite go-to's for Houston clients looking for an elevated, modern, and purer salon experience. The Dallas Paloma is her third salon and the first outside of the Houston area.
“I am excited to bring my brand to Dallas and serve the wellness-oriented and sophisticated consumer," she says in the release. "Guests can expect clean and safe treatments from an educated and passionate nail technician team.”
While catering to an upscale clientele in the Park Cities, Naderi intentionally sets prices at a “reasonable” rate, which SMU students on scholarship will surely appreciate. For example, The 25-minute Pronto Manicure (perfect for the lunch hour rush) is $30, and the 45-minute Classic Pedicure runs $55. (A number of upgrades and add-ons are available.) There's even a kids' manicure and pedicure, both $20.
For long-lasting mani/pedi gel options, Paloma offers The Gel Bottle (vegan) Gel and CND Shellac with an LED light (not UV) as to not damage the nails or skin.
Paloma's Restorative Hand Treatment Manicure ($60), touted as "a facial for the hands," uses luxe products from Augustinus Bader, La Mer, and Jo Malone designed to soften and moisturize skin. It's the most popular service at their salon in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood, they say.
Unlike the Houston salons, the Dallas Paloma will not offer facials, full-body massages, or waxing.
Dallas guests will, however, be able to enjoy complimentary beverages including Illy espresso, Stash tea, triple filtered water, and wine.
Paloma Dallas is open daily, 10 am-7 pm. Appointments may be booked through the website or by calling 972-626-1102.
Steven Devadanam contributed to this report.