Greentoes proud to announce that we have earned this year’s 2017, Reader’s Choice Award for Best Nail Salon / Manicure Shop by the Arizona Daily Star / Tucson.com. From all of us at Greentoes, we deeply thank each of you for your support and this prestigious award! The 2017 Arizona Daily Star/Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony at the Hilton El Conquistador in Oro Valley on Aug. 30, 2017.
It is not only recognition by the Daily Star and Tucson.com that fills us with joy – it’s the recognition of the readers who are a vital part of our community. We’re looking to create a calm and quiet place for everyone in Tucson to recharge their batteries, look better, feel better, and be healthier. This award shows us that we’ve impacted enough members in the community to make a difference with our mission.
Since 2011, we’ve worked on taking what was once a dream – not a figurative dream, but a literal dream had by Christina Rossetti Thompson – and turning it into a reality for all of us in and around Tucson to share. This dream seemed farfetched at first, because it was so different from Christina’s life educating Tucson’s children. The dream was to create a calm space of relaxation and leisure in the form of a simple manicure and pedicure studio. The intention was to create something environmentally conscious that would make its visitors feel good.
Since then, Greentoes has blossomed into something we feel fortunate to be a part of. Our facials, massages, waxes, and dermaplaning helped us grow deeper roots in the Tucson community. Tucson came to love us just as much as we loved Tucson, and our farfetched little dream became one of the most invaluable blessings in our lives. We gave it our all, we made it happen, and it succeeded. But it wasn’t just us – it was you, too.
The support of Arizonians has been what’s kept us going throughout the years we’ve been in business. We would not have been fortunate enough to manifest our passions if the community didn’t understand and embrace our vision. To us, this award is more than an award. It’s a sign that our unique outlook and distinct practices are what Arizona wants, and we’re more than happy to continue to provide them.
The Greentoes Way
We truly believe in the services we provide, but we know our philosophy is part of the reason that we’ve been blessed enough to have our visitors coming back throughout the years. Unlike the majority of nail salons and spas in Tucson, we’re very choosy about the products and materials we use when we provide our services. Quality is important, but nothing is as important as removing chemicals and toxins from our pampering processes.
Greentoes specializes in organic and vegan products. Even our nail lacquers are free from preservatives and additives that are toxic, like DBP and formaldehyde. While the average salon has no problem using these products on our customers, we object. We know that concern for the environments and the things we use on and in our bodies is continuing to grow with time. We understand the passion for sustainable living, cruelty free self-care products, and the removal of toxins from the things we use in our everyday lives.
It’s a little more difficult to fight against the current to source these products, but at the end of the day, it’s worth it. We want everyone to live better, and that’s exactly what our customers have come to expect from us. They know that we’re highly conscious of what we use just like they are at home. We’re able to accommodate those values because we share them. Greentoes would go to the end of the earth and back to find the best quality organic and vegan products for our guests, because it’s a trip worth taking. Our commitment gives us the drive to deliver the kind of care and products that our customers deserve, and we never compromise on our standards.
Our Hopes for Our Community
From the beginning, Greentoes has wanted Tucson to see just how great an eco friendly salon and spa experience can be. You’re able to indulge in luxurious treatments, get the relaxation you so desperately need, and see real results without harming the planet or exposing yourself to chemicals that aren’t good for you or the planet.
We know that not all of our visitors live completely eco friendly lifestyles at home, but that’s okay. When they choose us over salons and spas who don’t use our practices, they’re taking a step in the right direction. Through our work, we want the community to understand it’s important to love yourself, and it’s important to love the Earth that we all share. Every little thing we do can make a difference.
By receiving this award, we feel empowered and motivated to continue to spread good vibes through Arizona. We want to help build a relaxed, happy, and healthy community, and that’s exactly why we do what we do. We are in eternal gratitude to the city and the state that we love deeply, and we hope to continue to nurture the area just as much as it’s nurtured us.