Your wedding day doesn’t mean you have to compromise your eco-friendly mindset for a picture-perfect manicure and pedicure. These five spas offer ethically-manufactured nail polishes that are free of harmful chemicals while still keeping you chic.
With a dry time of five minutes, this non-toxic, vegan polish is ideal for the busy bride. Dazzle Dry acts like a gel in that it lasts for up to two weeks, but removes like a polish so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of stripping it off. Get a pre-wedding manicure and pedicure at this spacious, Zen-like retreat overlooking Newbury Street. Bella Santé Day Spa Med Spa, 38 Newbury St., 617-424-9930
Want your polish to really last? Consider the Gel Couture collection from Essie. The brand new polish is free of common polish toxins, and keeps its shine for 14 days (no basecoat or LED light required). Opt for the 42-shade collection when you try the Focus Manicure or Pedicure, which includes nail and cuticle grooming, feet or hand massage with personalized all-organic Aveda products, and then polish. 1050 Mass Ave., Harvard Square, 781-270-9200
Founder and beauty veteran Dineh Mohajer’s luxury and eco-friendly nail lacquer line is perfect for the playful and sophisticated. From “Lovers Creep” to “She Said Yeah,” the 8-free polish is formulated without harmful chemcials like Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor, so your nails remain healthy and strong. 278 Newbury St., 617-262-2220
Spa Ritual at Exhale
Do good for the environment and feel good with the Luxe Spa Manicure at Exhale. The spa and fitness center soothes cuticles with the eco-fin mask, an all-natural, petroleum-free alternative to paraffin to give your skin a soft touch. Finish the service with a few coats of Spa Ritual vegan polish in subtle shimmering pink Spontaneous. 28 Arlington St., 617-532-7000
Created by the Russian pianist turned cosmetologist Zoya and her husband, chemist Michael Reyzis, this beauty brand puts quality ingredients first. From Barbie pink to Hunter green, you can find a color for every occasion, all while knowing you’re keeping your nails healthy and strong. 296 Newbury St., 857-362-7444