NYU.FASHION x Sundays Nail Studio

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As the first day of school approaches, NYU.FASHION recommends that students use these last few days of summer to decompress, primp, and prep themselves for the academic year to come. Many of us strive to be mindful consumers, however it's becoming far more difficult (and expensive!) to indulge without supporting unethical production methods or exposing ourselves to toxic products.

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A savior to both our conscience and our cuticles, sundays Nail Studio remains a well-kept secret despite being just a block away from the bustle of Madison Square Park. Realizing that the toxic ingredients typically found in nail polishes cause harm to salon employees and customers, sundays is determined to raise the ethical standards of the nail industry.

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Founded by Amy Ling Lin in March of 2017, the studio develops and uses products that are non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free. Their polishes follow a ‘10-free’ policy: they are formulated without the nine most harmful chemicals typically found in nail products (dibutyl phthalate, toluene, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, parabens, tert-butyl hydroperoxide) and without any products derived from animals (such as carmine, cochineal extract, guanine, or Natural Red 4). Maintaining their socially-responsible philosophy, sundays refrains from testing their products on animals.

Taking inspiration from the Nordic concept of “hygge,” the studio’s simple, minimalistic design provides a safe haven from the city's bustle and energy. The studio offers more than just nail care services in this idyllic space: customers can partake in guided meditation to step back and recharge, and the second floor lounge can be rented out for private functions.

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While most ethical salons tend to break the bank for college students, sundays is offering NYU students 20% off any service Sept. 1—Oct. 31. So get your war polish on and treat yourself to a guilt-free manicure to greet the new year as your fiercest and freshest self – and don’t forget to bring your ID!

sundays Locations:

sundays studio - NoMad
51 E. 25th St.
New York, NY 10010

sundays studio - Saks Fifth Ave
Saks Fifth Avenue on 2
5 Ave & 50th St.
New York, NY 10022

(New) sundays pop-up studio - Saks Fifth Avenue Downtown
Saks Fifth Avenue Women's Store
on 1, 225 Liberty St
New York, NY 10281

For more info visit: http://www.dearsundays.com/


Written by: Katherine Borkov

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