A question we get a lot here at Plum Natural Nail & Skin Spa is “What do you mean by ‘natural’?”
‘Natural’ refers to a couple of things. First off – we only offer services for natural nails using the cleanest products we can find. We keep fumes down because we do not offer traditional acrylic or hard gel enhancements, which are filed with a electric-file (drill) creating airborne dust. Second – all the products we use that touch your body or face are made with natural and organic ingredients and are free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum-derived ingredients, artificial colors, and artificial dyes when possible. The polishes we use are all formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene-free, as well.
Why do we do it? Austin leads the state in healthy living and we want to offer alternatives to the typical nail salon or day spa experience. If you’ve been in salons that offer enhancements, you might have some idea. The headache-inducing smell, the dust, the whir of electric drills, the mystery products in un-marked bottles…. it just doesn’t make for a very relaxing atmosphere. Plus, on-going scientific studies have shown that many of the ingredients that are used in most body products have been linked to various cancers and allergies, and our goal is to offer services that are both luxurious and healthful.
Our concept at Plum is “Practical Indulgence”. You get a manicure, pedicure or skin care services because you want to look and feel good – that is the Practical. The Indulgence is how we deliver these services. You don’t have to think about what is being slathered all over your largest organ (that’s your skin, kids) and you get to breathe clean, dust-free air filled with the scents of essential oils like lemongrass, lavender, and peppermint. (How many times have you walked into a nail salon and said “It smells so good in here!”? – we hear it daily!)
Hopefully this has given you a little insight into the natural aspects of Plum. We’d love to answer other questions you have – feel free to leave them in the comments, email info at plumnails dot com (sorry, trying to avoid the bots!) or just ask the next time you’re in!