Holy Chic + Co offers the very best way to get glam tips and toes without the less glamorous impacts traditional nail salons have on our environment.
As the newest eco-chic nail lounge, we offer waterless pedicures and a toxic-free environment without offering anything less than you expect when it comes to your manicure or pedicure.
HOLY CHIC x COMMITS
Here; at Holy Chic, we continue to research the nail industry and look for solutions to provide an eco-chic option for manicures and pedicures. Knowing that the average nail salon uses 15 gallons of water per pedicure service, we flipped the traditional pedicure on its head and offer a waterless service to our deserving clients. Saving more than 225 gallons of water a day (or the equivalent of an entire swimming pool each year), Holy Chic offers trendy nail services with an eco-friendly twist.
We are committed to 7-free polishes. We are committed to no fumes.
We are a nail bar with a conscious focus, because at Holy Chic we use polishes that are 7-free. We also eliminate fumes by not using acrylic and only offering gels and nail lacquers. This means no harmful chemicals, no dizziness, no risks for pregnant women, and no toxins on your body. Our non-toxic polishes are free from the following:
Toluene: Banned in the European Union but not in the US, this chemical has been linked to birth defects and developmental problems in children whose mothers were exposed to the chemical during pregnancy. It has also been linked to issues with the nervous system.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): This chemical is still used in the US, despite a ban in Europe due to the links of this chemical with reproductive issues.
Formaldehyde: This chemical is linked to nasal and lung cancers and is considered a carcinogen. No surprise that it is used as an embalmer.
Formaldehyde Resin: This polymer, often found in billiard balls and circuit boards, is known to be a human toxic-ant, allergen, and environmental toxin.
Camphor: A plasticizer, this chemical is highly toxic and highly flammable, even in small doses.
Parabens: Can be absorbed through the skin. Intake of parabens is a possible concern because studies have shown that parabens have weak estrogen-like properties. Estrogen is a female hormone known to cause breast cells (both normal and cancerous) to grow and divide
Xylene: Can cause changes in the liver and harmful effects on the kidneys, lungs, heart, and nervous system.
We are committed to a sterilized environment.
While you will not find toxic chemicals in our salon, you will find that we are fastidious about a sterile and clean environment. We use new implements with every client. All of our nail care tools (nippers, clippers, and files) are washed and disinfected after every use, sterilized in an autoclave that kills all the germs and bacteria, then packaged in a sterilization pouch. Going green and clean.
We are committed to waterless pedicures, longer foot massages, and a great way to care for yourself and our environment.
Because we are a waterless salon, you will not be soaking your feet in a pedicure bowl that is potentially harboring scary bacteria that can cause fungus and bacterial infections. You will be getting a longer foot massage (yes, you read that right!) where we use warm towels and an essential oil spray to prep and clean your feet and hands. You will also be saving 15 gallons of water by going waterless – it is all about affordable luxury that is gratifying for you and good for our earth.
We care about our clients, our community, and our environment.
We are a fun and funky, positive and proactive group of entrepreneurs ready to change the impact on you and on our environment - one client, one manicure, and one pedicure at a time. Visit us at our salon in Fredericksburg, Virginia or our newest location in Richmond, Virginia to indulge a chic nail experience and join us as we go waterless and transform the nail industry narrative. You’ll step out with your best foot forward and your finger on the pulse of true eco-chic nail beauty.