You can control the beauty products that make it into your home, but when it’s time to bring in the professionals, there’s a risk of compromising ethics for a service you simply can’t do at home. Whether you’re booking a massage, a waxing, or your weekly nail appointment, you can breathe a sigh of relief—there are salons out there that uphold the same cruelty-free standards as you do. Check in to one of these 15 vegan salons the next time you’re in need of a beauty pro.
1. Pure Organic Salon, Laguna Beach, CA
This “OC” salon is serious about two things—hair and high standards. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, and organic, and each client is treated like royalty. From your basic cut and wash to more elaborate services such as extensions, curly hair treatments, and bleach-free coloring, you’ll walk out with your best style yet. The salon also offers organic, vegan facials, speed waxing, and relaxing nail services.
2. Virtue Salon, Columbus, OH
Not only does this hair salon take pride in its 100-percent vegan line of products, but it also advocates and practices sustainability on every level. All products are eco-friendly—right down to their packaging—and the business is moving toward a zero-waste concept with its robust recycling and composting practices. Book your appointment on a Friday or a Saturday and take advantage of the vegan food trucks stationed outside.
3. Meleesa The Salon, Huntington Beach, CA
More than just a hair cut, this SoCal hair salon takes the concept of a new ‘do, new you to a whole new level. The business promises enlightenment and empowerment through its soul-searching beauty experience. We love that they teach you the tips and tricks needed to recreate the look at home!
4. Nola Organic Spa, New Orleans, LA
Don’t expect your basic Swedish or deep tissue massage here—all services are tailored to the client in order to deliver the most satisfying 30, 60, or 80 minutes of your day. Relax into the heated table knowing that all products your masseuse is soothingly slathering on your body are vegan. We’re booking an appointment here every time we visit the Big Easy.
5. Fabi’s Hair Studio, New York City, NY
While New York City is home to expertly polished handfuls of organic and cruelty-free salons, Fabi’s is one of the few that uses exclusively vegan products. The chic space offers everything your locks may need—from an affordable cut and style to specialty hair treatments such as Brazilian Keratin and relaxers.
6. Goodbye Lulu, Allentown, PA
For those who live in Pittsburgh, PA proper, this vegan and chemical-free nail salon is worth the drive to the suburbs. Opt for the basic Unpolished, but Polished Manicure or go for some color with your choice of gel or polygel for a long-lasting look. The manicurists double as artists, so be bold and ask for nail art.
7. Paint Nail Bar, Miami, FL
Paint is not about the in-and-out service. This vegan nail salon wants to pamper you during your entire stay. Expect attention to detail (meaning your manicurist won’t keep filing to the point of pain), soothing sugar scrubs, mini hand or foot massages, and of course, a brilliant paint job. We wish the color didn’t last so long so we could return more often.
8. John Bruno Hair Salon, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Receive the red carpet treatment at this completely vegan and totally pampering hair salon. Customers rave about the service, attention to detail, and high quality of every single product used on their scalp. If you live near the Fort Lauderdale area, you just found your hairdresser for life.
9. Nest Salon, Boston, MA
The talent of Nest’s staff rivals any luxury Hollywood hairdresser, and they do it all without using toxic or animal-based products. We also love their gender-neutral pricing, as the company explains on its website, “Boys have long hair and girls have short hair.” So true.
10. Nails Envie, Las Vegas, NV
Vegan? Check. Eco-friendly? Check. Cruelty-free? Check! This Sin City nail salon ticks all the boxes for a high-quality mani-pedi you can feel good about. Visit the new brick-and-mortar or reserve the mobile service and they’ll come to you!
11. Glynn Jones Salon + Spa, Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC
Switch it up with a bit of international style—both the Alexandra, VA and DC locations of this hair salon are British-owned and effortlessly posh. Expect to walk out looking like a royal.
12. Blooming Moon, Portland, OR
Those who live close by are destined to be regulars at this all-inclusive spa. Cruelty-free treatments performed with vegan-friendly products include massages, facials, waxing, makeup and lashes, and sugar scrub body treatments. Save yourself some cash and become a member during the first visit, because we guarantee you will be back for some top-notch pampering.
13. Vinyl Beauty Bar, Austin, TX
Owned and operated by a couple with combined interests in music, beauty, and the arts, this brazenly cool salon makes you feel like a rockstar. Book your VIP treatment and get made over from hair to nails—just make sure you have somewhere to go after, since you’re going to want to show off your new, gorgeous look.
14. Pure Salon, Scottsdale, AZ
You won’t inhale any harmful toxins at this organic business. The company is devoted to providing quality services without using the harsh chemicals so often found in hair color and nail polish. Clients are encouraged to speak up about any allergies they may have, making this the perfect retreat for those with sensitive skin.
15. Eco Chic Salon, San Diego, CA
The name truly says it all. The atmosphere of this beauty salon combines the casual, relaxing environment of a laid-back beach cottage with the service of a luxury boutique. Whether you’re in for a haircut or a pedicure, you’ll walk out feeling confident, revived, and refreshed.
Tanya Flink is a writer and fitness enthusiast living in Orange County, CA.