Green is the New Black: Noktivo Spa
If I had known about Noktivo Spa then, I wouldn't have booked an appointment anywhere else but there.
I met the owner, Jenny Duranski, when she was ready-to-pop pregnant, yet she was still in the salon every day. I was there to work with Noktivo to provide manicures for Diner en Blanc, and they came up with some gorgeous concepts. If you thought chemical-free nail polish was limited to drab colors like olive and grey, take a look at their selection below:
While I was there, I grabbed a mani-pedi in their chic space and became educated in all things green beauty. That nagging feeling I had when I was pregnant was right on the money- when Jenny worked at a previous salon, the chemicals caused her headaches, skin rashes, nausea and trouble breathing. So, she did what so many of us long to do- she fulfilled her dream by opening the first completely green chemical-free spa in the Midwest. They offered non-toxic, vegan and organic alternatives to traditional nail services- does a Lavender Lemonade mani/pedi sound delectable to you? How about a Whipped Coconut + Raw Cocoa treatment? YUM.
|That's Jenny on the left- she steps in to do services in order to keep costs down.|
One of my favorite beauty products I purchased (because, yes, they do have an amazing selection of mostly local green beauty products for the face and body, including organic baby goods) was this solid perfume:
|Sweetie Pie Solid Perfume by Lulu Blossom|
I wish her the best of luck, and if you are interested in covering her story or reaching out, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.