We get asked all of the time to recommend a place that offers vegan manicures and pedicures. Well, we’ve got one! Meet Nails Envie, a nail spa run by licensed nail technician Karen Aguirre. Using only vegan and eco-friendly products, Aguirre and her team have a spa and also travel around the city (think to your home, office, events and more) with the goal of creating an environment that benefits your well-being … and the planet’s.
Using only non-toxic products made with natural and organic ingredients and 100 percent pure essential oils, Nails Envie offers numerous services. Choose from mini manicures, basic, luxury spa or gel manicures, as well as basic, luxury and restorative pedicures starting at $55 for a 50-minute mani.
For a lush experience, try the Luxury Spa pedicure which includes a copper bowl foot soak with sea salt, epsom salt and a choice of essential oil which can ease inflammation, pain and soreness from muscle pain, as well as help treat anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness.
After the soak is a deep cleaning of the nails and cuticles and the removal of calluses and corns with a blade-less treatment, followed by an organic moisturizing sugar scrub with shea butter and essential oils and then a soothing moisture mask with cupuacu (helps to improve the appearance of prematurely aging and thinning skin and offers high levels of essential fatty acid to enhance the appearance of skin) and white tea.
To top off the treatment, you have a choice of herbal lotion or a melt-away soy wax candle massage that heals and soothes. Finally, the pedi concludes with a Zoya 10Free non-toxic, vegan polish.
Nails Envie technicians are available by appointment any hour of the day and you can book your appointment online.
The mobile service offers polish changes.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.