By Landry Rose
Dallas’ first eco-friendly, non-toxic and fume-free salon celebrates its one year anniversary helping women and men get pampered without any chemicals.
Pink Pedi Salon is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Lucy and Brandon Lyon (pictured at right), who both came from creative backgrounds of fashion design and fashion photography.
After welcoming their son Ollie to the world, they were presented the opportunity to open a business. They wanted to create a wonderful spa haven and a business of care — care and commitment for the environment, as well as their consumers’ 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 at other salons, but without sacrificing your health or the environment,” Lucy said.
Pink Pedi carries “five-free” polishes, meaning the polishes are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, DBP or toluene. Those five ingredients have been found to be carcinogenic to people over long periods of exposure, Lucy added.
In Europe and Australia, those chemicals are banned from the beauty industry, but not yet in the United States.
The salon makes and carries their own collection of products called Purpose: bath bombs, sugar scrubs and body butters, that are 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,” Lucy said.
Lucy and Brandon find many of their inspiration from their fashion backgrounds. Pink Pedi will introduce a new Purpose Collection of products for the spring and fall season. The pedicure experience at their salon is unique in that it involves the customer picking out his or her preferred 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, from Covfefe, to the Proposal (nod to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), to chocolate Red Room (from “Fifty Shades of Grey”), to Stranger Things, to Harry Potter references.
Since opening their doors in February 2017, they’ve grown a loyal clientele, including expecting moms driving from as far as Ft. Worth or McKinney for a safe and healthy experience for them and their little ones. Bachelorettes and wedding parties have also made the salon their must-have stop for self-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,” Lucy said.
This has not gone unnoticed, since Pink was voted D Magazine’s 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,” he said.