Clean beauty is for everyone. For those impacted by breast cancer or other immune system illnesses – simple everyday luxuries, like getting a manicure or pedicure, can become stressful experiences. Common unsanitary and unsafe practices found in many nail salons means that those looking for a well-deserved self-care moment are exposing their bodies to dangerous diseases and toxins.
We strive to make our studios a retreat for all clients who visit – where they can feel special, pampered, and are safe from potential health hazards. They can focus on their #MiniMoment.
“As someone who has a beloved family member with a severe immune disorder, it makes me feel so proud and comforted that I can bring her to a place where I know she is safe and treated well.”
– Donna (Service Director)
Here are the top five reasons why MiniLuxe is a welcomed haven for all:
1) Sterilized service tools, from our Clean Lab to no-cross contamination
Our Clean Lab houses our sterilization equipment in a climate controlled, zero contaminant space. All metal service tools are cleaned and sterilized in an ultrasonic cleanser (removes all surface debris) and a surgical grade autoclave (sterilizes tools at a high temperature to kill bacteria). Sterilized and one-use tools are vital in ensuring zero cross contamination.
2) Products free of toxic chemicals
Our Pure Polish embodies our commitment to clean, as its free of the 8 most toxic chemicals found in nail polish. Read more about what 8-free means to us here. Our nail treatments (Pure Prime, Perfect Shine and Roller Ball Nourishing Oil) are also fair trade, ethical, and use natural extracts as the core ingredients.
3) No acrylics or adhesives
They may look nice, but they are anything but nice to your body. There are no acrylics or adhesives used in services because they contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and methyl methacrylate – all dangerous chemicals to which you’d never want to expose your body to. Eliminating the use of acrylics and adhesives also keeps our employees safe and healthy; they don’t have to wear a mask during a service because they aren’t exposed to the toxins acrylics and adhesives produce.
4) No UV drying lamps
We use non-UV lights for drying as UV lights have been linked to cancer, and we want to keep you and your skin safe. Instead we use LED lamps for gel services, and air dryers for our Pure Polish, eliminating your exposure to damaging UV rays.
5) High quality air ventilation systems
Our high-quality ventilation systems in all studios filters and purifies the air resulting in zero odor studios. No overwhelming acetone or polish scents here!
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in American women. About 1 in 8 women today in the United States will get breast cancer. As a business where 95% of our workforce is women, this issue is close to our heart. This season we have partnered with three foundations across the country, to help raise the much-needed funds for research, and to support the fight against breast cancer.
Read about our local promotions and partnerships below.
The Ellie Fund (of Boston)
Promotion: $3 from every online Pure Polish order from October 17th through October 31st will be donated to The Ellie Fund.
Mission Statement: To provide essential support services for breast cancer patients to ease the stresses of everyday life, allowing the focus to be on family, recovery and healing.
The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (of Los Angeles)
Promotion: 10% of every performance polish manicure in our LA studios from October 17th through October 31st will be donated to The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Mission Statement: To challenge the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy.
The Moncrief Cancer Institute (of Dallas)
Promotion: 10% from every performance polish manicure in our DFW studios from October 17th through October 31st will be donated to The Moncrief Cancer Institute.
Mission Statement: To provide the foremost science, resources and programs to reduce the threat and impact of cancer for the most vulnerable of North Texas.