CARROLLWOOD — Growing up in a small, rural town, Ashley Palacios never dreamed that she’d one day open her own business, but with the support of friends and family, she decided to take a leap of faith. Recently, Palacios opened Luna Luxe Nail Loft in Carrollwood.
“The whole concept of our brand is fume-free, non-toxic, hygienic beauty,” Palacios said.
After years of working at nail salons, Palacios is all too familiar with the strong, unpleasant odor associated with nail products. She wanted Luna Luxe Nail Loft to be different, so all of the products used are free of the seven common chemicals found in most nail polish. Cruelty free and vegan friendly gel and regular polish options are offered.
She also makes her own sugar scrub in small batches with just three ingredients: sugar, coconut oil and grapeseed oil.
Palacios implements high sterilizations standards which includes dual step hospital grade sanitation after every service. New, one time use files, buffers, foot file pads, individual toe separators and disposable sandals are used. All metal implements are autoclave processed.
For pedicures, Palacios chose non-jetted tubs to reduce the risk of fungus and bacteria.
“They’re a custom made ceramic tub with removable foot rest to make it easier for cleaning,” said Palacios.
Manicures and pedicures are offered for men, women and children, and appointments can be booked online.
Luna Luxe Nail Loft is at 11738 N Dale Mabry Highway near Black Rock Bar & Grill. It is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed on Monday. For more information, call (813) 542-6848 or visit luna-luxe.com.
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