A trimmed and shiny set of nails is a must for any hand model, queen of England, or high-profile handball champion. Make sure your finger-helmets and their matching toepanions are in top shape with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a mani-pedi package (a $70 value) at Verde Salon in Collingswood, whose pedicure was voted Best of Philly in 2008.
Verde Salon offers lavish personal pampering services in a holistic environment, and the friendly and experienced nail technicians employ the use of non-formaldehyde nail polishes to coat cuticle-rimmed keratin tips. During your visit, you’ll be lavished with a personal paw pampering, beginning with a 30-minute treatment manicure ($35), wherein tired mitts will be exfoliated, masked, and massaged before receiving a custom shaping and polish. During the 40-minute maintenance pedicure ($35), skillful aestheticians will slough your shoe-fillers of dead and flaking dermises, before betwinkling your toes with a cuticle treatment, nail shaping, and fresh coat of polish, to ensure that you rejoin society with a score of stunning nails.
The salon’s commitment to green practices is evidenced in both its products and décor, as patrons are pampered among natural bamboo flooring, recycled wallpaper, and energy-efficient lighting. And unlike most salons, the salon replays its ambient New Age music CDs rather than throw them into a tire fire after a single use. Take this chance to minimize your carbon footprint while glamorizing your actual footprint, and call ahead to schedule an appointment at Verde Salon.
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Verde Salon and its eco-friendly practices have received coverage from several publications, including Lucky magazine. Philadelphia magazine included Verde Salon in its Best of Philly 2009 and Best of Philly 2008 features. Verde also took a prize for the Best of the Best in South Jersey magazine's 2008 readers' choice awards. Six Yelpers give the salon an average of five stars, and five Citysearchers give it an average of 3.5:
- Thoroughly eco. Totally chic. – Best of Philly 2009, Philadelphia magazine
- Initially I went to Verde because it is a "green" salon - I keep going back because the service I receive is so outstanding. The atmosphere is hip without being pretentious, and everyone is friendly and clearly enjoys working there. – Meggie C., Yelp
The word "verde" means "green" in Spanish, and that's exactly what Verde Salon strives to be. The salon offers numerous eco-friendly beauty treatments, from formaldehyde-free nail polishes to skincare products formulated with organic and vegan ingredients. Even the space itself is green—it boasts low- or no-VOC paints and finishes, recycled wallpaper and bamboo flooring, and EnergyStar appliances.
Owner and head stylist Kevin Gatto runs the show here. The beauty guru has more than a decade of industry experience under his belt, including stints as an expert stylist on CBS- and NBC-Philadelphia, and a lifetime of shampooing his own hair. He and his team work hard to keep up with the always-changing salon industry, regularly participating in what Gatto calls "scissors-on" trainings to learn the latest styles and techniques.