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October 6, 2018

NAILED IT

The clean beauty spot that’s a perfect 10

In the Sylvan Thirty neighborhood—tucked between Taco Deli and JuiceLand—lies a gem hidden in plain sight. All exposed brick, Edison bulbs, and indie playlists, Pink Pedi is the PBR of nail salons, but a hip aesthetic is only the beginning of its charms. 

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Opened by former fashion designer Lucy Dang and her photographer husband, Brandon Lyon, Pink Pedi is Dallas’ first eco-friendly, fume- and toxin-free nail salon. It’s also one of a handful of salons in America that’s LEED Certified and built using 70 percent locally sourced, recycled materials. “I wanted to create something of value to the world,” says Dang, who launched the salon (named for her favorite color) after being fed up with the superficiality surrounding the fashion industry. “That’s when the idea came to me. What if I could combine all my favorite de-stressing things: ba th bombs, all-natural sugar scrubs, foot rubs, and wine?” 

Founders Lucy Dang and husband Brandon Lyon
Founders Lucy Dang and husband Brandon Lyon

Polishes that aren’t five-free—the sinister five being formaldehyde, dibutyl phthala te, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor—don’t make it past the door. (And yes, they do gel!)

Instead of acetone and ammonia, creamsicle and peppermint fill t he air. Crates hold essential oil-infused bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and body butters—all made in-house from scratch, thanks in part to Dang’s “mad Pinterest skills.” 

A full line of products, named Purpose, launches online this fall. “Pink Pedi is pampering with purpose,” says Dang. “Good vibes inside and out.” —Nicole Jordan

The Details: Pink Pedi, 1888 Sylvan Avenue, F140.