Admittedly, I’m not one to go too frequently to get my nails done. For one, I find staying at home and doing my own a bit therapeutic. Two, I’m so impatient, I can’t sit in one place for my nails to dry, so at least at home I can walk around and finish all my little tasks. But more important, I’m a stickler for sanitary and clean salons where are not always easy to find in the city. If you live uptown, I always recommend Polished Beauty Bar to my friends, but for downtown, I found a new urban oasis: Om Aroma & Co. in the West Village.
I was invited to get one of their Gorgeous Goddess Eco Mani/Pedi ($59.00) or else I might have never found this place to begin with (my friends flipped when I told them I’m getting my nails done for work research…but it’s true!).
The highlights of their services include:
Pedicure Bowls with Plastic Liners – They only fresh water and our sanitary pedicure bowl liners so you know you arent dipping your toes into any dirty water! Plus, the liners for the bowls are both recycled and recyclable, so no waste.
Organic Chardonnay Cream, Honey Scrubs, cuticle oil, etc. – they use all-natural products including their own organic scrub and cream and custom cuticle oil and alcohol-free hand sanitizer. Throughout the treatment, they used relaxing aromatherapy sprays.
They also exclusively use the natural line, Zoya (I got my nails done in the gray “Dove” and chose hot pink “Ali” for my toes). And if you’re trying to pre-occupy your little girl while you get your own nails done, they offer kid mani/pedis (yes I know, I’ve been seeing this all the time nowadays). For kids, they use a water-based nontoxic polish called Hopscotch Kids.
More than anything though, this place was relaxing. When I went on a Sunday afternoon, it was just me, my nail tech, Ivy, and one of their feel-good book of quotes they provide while I’m getting my nails done on their comfy couch with plush pillows — a non-traditional but welcomed way to de-stress!
**DISCOUNT ALERT: From now through Labor Day, you can book your own mani and pedi ahead of time and receive 50% off of your first appointment! The offer is for Mani+Pedi combo only, but its a great deal considering you’re getting their usual $59 treatment for only $30!** Tell them you heard it here first :).