Best Things Arizona


Greentoes is proud and honored to have been recognized from Best Things Arizona as one of “The 10 Best Nail Salons in Arizona”! On behalf of everyone here at Greentoes, thank you for this amazing recognition! Thank you!

“Let’s be real: you go to the nail salon to pamper yourself. The right nail salon can make all the difference when it comes to a day of relaxation. You only want the best technicians, the right care, and some top-notch upgrades. The following nail salons provide all the above and much more. Sit back in the massage chair, grab a magazine, and head to one of these local nail salons to treat yourself.”

“What makes Greentoes so special? For one, they’re environmentally friendly. This downtown Tucson studio uses organic and vegan product and is free of any harmful toxins. They’re also housed in a historic building in the heart of Tucson’s arts district. At its core, however, Greentoes is an excellent spa. They handle manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and even full body massages. You can pamper yourself and feel good doing it at Greentoes.”

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Winning Our Award

Best Things Arizona is an invaluable resource for people who live in the state. They don’t make the decisions on what they deem the best all on their own – they outsource the voting process to real locals who live and work in Arizona. This means that award recipients are determined by the locals who actually enjoy spending time at local businesses and attractions, rather than by the judgement of a writer or editor whose personal preferences dictate what’s best.

Arizonians selected Greentoes in Tucson as one of their favorite nail salons in the state. Our award came from our loyal guests and that’s what makes it so special to us. It shows us that our hard work, care, and attention to detail is something that people recognize. The passion we put into what we do, our mission and our philosophy resonate with the people we love to reach. The experience we provide fulfills a need, and we’re humbled by the recognition we’ve received.

We’d love to thank our fellow Arizonians for taking the time to show their support for us. We are eternally grateful to have customers who care for us as much as we strive to care for them. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel as though they’ve made the right choice, and we see this award as proof that our commitment throughout the years has paid off.

Since 2011, when the concept for our business was created and late 2012 when the concept finally become a reality, we could only dream of being as blessed and as lucky as we’ve been. Thank you, Arizona, for believing in us.

What Makes Us So Different

There’s another reason why we feel so fortunate to have been voted one of the best nail salons in Arizona, and it’s because of what makes us so different from the other salons that made the list. It’s the fundamental difference in our philosophy, and what it means for the values we strive to bring to our community and to the world. We care about the health of our bodies as much as we care about the health of the planet, and that’s something we’ve strived to incorporate into our business since its inception.

We cater to vegans, as well as the average everyday person who is concerned about the environment. We use organic products as often as possible and actively seek to avoid products that contain chemicals and toxins. A manicure or a pedicure isn’t as great as it can be when the products used contain the “big three”, or any of the chemicals in their periphery. We exclusively use vegan cruelty free lacquers and care products that are formulated without BPT, camphor, toluene, formaldehyde and its derivatives, as well as synthetic colorants.

The recognition we’ve received is obviously resonating with the locals who are looking to avoid the harmful products used by most nail care providers. We’re able to help environmentally friendly visitors indulge in a little pampering to help them look and feel their best without fear of what they’re using on their bodies. We’re the standout on that list. We know we’re making a positive impact and catering to people who share our same concerns. Our vision vividly came to life and was embraced by the people who understand what it means.

Why We’re Proud

Greentoes is the brainchild of the Tucson born and raised Christina Rossetti Thompson and her supportive husband, Victor Thompson. They envisioned creating a salon and spa that was somewhat off the beaten path – eco chic and compassionate. The idea of a green salon and spa was somewhat unexplored, especially in the area. It seemed to be difficult to satisfy so many special criteria, but we persisted and watched our business grow.

We wanted to use products with ingredients we understood and didn’t have to worry about. We wanted to create a calm inner sanctum where people could be pampered with these wholesome vegan organic products. We wanted our customers to feel both at one with themselves and at one with the planet. We knew that it was more than just the products – the business itself needed to look right, feel right, and provide the highest standard of service to be a worthy contender in our community.

Being recognized with this award shows us that our persistence and our unique concept were able to come together to form everything we could ever want. We cannot thank our fellow Arizonians and staff enough for recognizing and believing in what we do. Running a business isn’t always easy and it’s the moments like these that remind us that what we’ve worked so hard to build is benefitting the community we cherish so dearly. We appreciate you for letting Greentoes become a part of your life.

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529 N 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705

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615 W Roller Coaster Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704

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