Sea Salt & Sugar: Savannah Salon Works For Wholesome Magnificence – Information – Savannah Morning Information
You know right away that something is different when you step into Savannah’s newest nail salon, Sea Salt & Sugar. There is no chemical smell.
“We watched a video of the conditions under which nail salon workers work to breathe the toxins from the acyclic and the toxic polishes, and that’s exactly what started it all,” said Lindsay Sammons, who co-runs the salon with Suzanne Anderson and Christy owns Harpring.
“After we saw that it was like, ‘How can we ever go back? ‘I love getting pedicures, but not for the price. “
All women work in the health industry, which also helped open a salon that brings beauty and wellbeing together through the use of organic and toxin-free products.
“The three of us have always really focused on living healthy lives and doing what is best for our families,” said Harping.
“We’re all health professionals so we do this every day and we’d learned about these types of nail bars and decided that Savannah would be perfect.”
The salon carries several natural product lines including AILA, Butter London, Beauty Counter and Nourish. All polishes are at least “7-free” which means that they contain no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resins, camphor, toluene or DBP chemicals.
Behind the nail poles, glasses with handmade sugar scrubs line the wall. All scrubs, soaking agents, oils and soaps are free from parabens, petroleum and synthetic fragrances.
To further improve cleanliness, the salon does not use jets, which can often contain bacteria, in their pedicure bowls and also has a water filtration system to rid the water of volatiles and chlorine.
A ventilation system will help filter out odors that may be left behind by the acetone-based nail polish remover.
“It’s as healthy as we can get it, but acetone still has a certain odor, but it’s not a synthetic odor and that’s what causes headaches and dizziness,” said Anderson.
Construction on the space began earlier this year, and the salon opened its doors earlier this week. The interior of the room features high ceilings, white subway-style tiles, gold fixtures, and comfortable seating by the nail bar and pedicure area.
The women hired several local companies, including designer Emily McCarthy, Forsyth Medal Works, and Lynch Associates Architects, to redesign the space. Anderson said this is quite a change from signing the lease last August.
“When we got in here, a dirt floor was literally growing and we really wanted to keep up and keep it open,” she said.
To create a spa experience, they also offer lavender neck pillows, eye masks, and earbuds if you really want to relieve stress during your visit.
“… we got it where if you want to get in, just polish a quick polish and want in and out, that’s fine, or if you want to spend an hour indulging yourself, that’s fine too” said Anderson.
While they’re still looking for a few nail technicians to round off their team, Sammons, Harping and Anderson are just thrilled to finally open their doors and offer their customers something different.
“It’s a little surreal,” said Anderson.
“It was very exciting and obviously it was a different world for the three of us in healthcare and we learned a lot.”