West Dallas Salon Makes Self-Love and Care a Priority
Pink Pedi Salon, Dallas’ first eco-friendly, non-toxic and fume-free salon celebrates its first anniversary of helping women get pampered without any chemicals. It’s the brainchild of husband and wife Lucy and Brandon Lyon, who both came from creative backgrounds of fashion design and fashion photography.
After welcoming their son Ollie to the world, they wanted to create a wonderful spa haven and a business of care and commitment for the environment and their customers’ and nail technicians’ health. “There wasn’t an all eco-friendly, toxin/chemical- and fume-free salon in the Dallas area, and why not? We wanted to create a refuge where you can get the same treatments and services as at other salons but without sacrificing your health or the environment,” says Lucy.
Pink Pedi carries five toxind-free polishes, meaning the polishes do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, DBP or toluene, which have been found to be carcinogenic over long periods of exposure. In Europe and Australia, those chemicals are banned from the beauty industry, but not yet in the U.S.
The salon makes and sells their own collection of products called Purpose: bath bombs, sugar scrubs and body butters, all made in-house using only organic, fair trade ingredients and therapeutic-grade essential oils. “Shea butter, the main ingredient in our products, comes from Ghana, and is made by widows who are putting their children through school,” says Lucy.
The couple finds many of their inspirations in their fashion backgrounds. Pink Pedi will introduce a new Purpose collection of products for spring and fall. The pedicure experience at their salon is unique because customers select their own handmade bath bomb, sugar scrub, polish and body butter.
The collection of products is seasonal, but their signature Pink Peppermint products are always on the menu. There are new bath bombs created on a weekly basis for the pedicures and they’re on trend with pop culture, with references to Covfefe, The Proposal (nod to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), Chocolate Red Room (from Fifty Shades of Grey), Stranger Things and Harry Potter.
Their upcoming spring collection will include a philanthropic line of bath bombs, body butters and sugar scrubs called World Peace, and proceeds will benefit local nonprofit The Stewpot, meeting the needs of the homeless and at-risk of Dallas for more than 40 years.
Alone among local spa products, Pink Pedi will add cannabidiol (CBD) oil in the World Peace line, which according to Medical News Today, has a range of possible benefits, including reducing pain and inflammation.
Pink Lady (from film Grease), Dorothy (from Wizard of Oz), Sunset Boulevard are just some of the names in their spring collection.
Since opening in February 2017, they’ve grown a loyal clientele, including expecting moms driving from as far as Ft. Worth and McKinney, for a safe and healthy experience for them and their little one. Bachelorettes and wedding parties have also made the salon their must-have stop for their pampering and ordering customized colored bath bombs as wedding gifts.
“The fun part has been getting to know our customers and their adorable children and babies and being a part of their lives. It makes us feel a sense of responsibility to our community to provide a space that won’t compromise their health,” says Lucy.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed, as Pink Pedi Salon was voted the D Magazine Best of Big D Nail Salon for 2017. Lucy and Brandon are happy that Dallas is open to pink being the new green in salons. “Dallas is deserving of a healthy, green and higher standard of pampering,” advises Lucy.
Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s best to book at least a week in advance. Pink Pedi Salon services are much quality than a budget nail salon—expect to spend $28 for a manicure and $38 for a pedicure. Currently, the Purpose collection of products is only sold at the salon.
Pink Pedi Salon is located at 1888 Sylvan Ave., Ste. F140,in Dallas For more information, visit PinkPediSalon.com.