Earth Day 2012
Amazingly enough, you can look good, feel pampered, be kind to the Earth and use natural products for mani-pedis. And since we are sure that summer will eventually get here, we can start prepping our hands and feet at these eco-friendly salons:
Julep Nail Parlor
5001 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Started in 2007 by local businesswoman and former Starbucks exec, Jane Park, Julep has grown from one salon (near University Village) to four – including Gig Harbor, downtown Seattle and Bellevue. Rated as one of the best nail salons in 2010 by Seattle Magazine, Julep uses sterilizing medical-grade autoclaves. Julep has developed its own line of products which have not gone unnoticed. Harper’s Bazzar and US Weekly both recommended Julep products in their March, 2011 beauty sections. None of the products contain formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP. You can come in over your lunch hour for a quick mani-pedi, or schedule time with a girlfriend. Don’t have time to call for an appointment? Go online to http://www.julep.com to schedule!
3131 E. Madison Street, Ste. 103
Seattle, WA 98112
In the quaint Madison Park area of Seattle, sits the little Parisian day spa Frenchy’s. A finalist in Seattle Bride magazine for best group mani-pedis in 2010, and called “the best pedicure in Seattle” by InStyle magazine in 2009, Frenchy’s has been in Seattle for over 15 years. The famous Lulu mani-pedi uses plant-based, paraben-free products to pamper your hands and feet. They also carry deluxe French products for you to purchase. Frenchy’s uses biodegradable, hygenic basin inserts with every pedicure. You are welcome to plan a spa party for a few girlfriends – Frenchy’s just asks that you call first to make arrangements.
Studio Karri L
4105 E. Madison Street, Ste. 1
Seattle, WA 98112
If personalized service, and an all natural, sustainable nail salon is what you’re looking for, Karri Patton is your gal. Karri opened her studio in 2000, and likes to work individually with clients, giving them the attention they deserve. She specializes in manicures, pedicures and reflexology. If you would like to bring friends, Karri can work with you to arrange an appointment for up to four guests.
Voted as one of the top five mani-pedis in Seattle by the Best of Western Washington, Karri prides herself on using products without artificial enhancements (acrylic, fiberglass, silk or gel), artificial fragrances, preservatives, resins or nail lacquers.