Best Of 2018

Best Seaweed Gel Manicure: Spruce Natural Nail Salon

Spruce Natural Nail Salon provides “five-free” manicures and pedicures, using polishes free from common toxins like formaldehyde, DDT and toluene. This means the salon doesn’t smell like a paint factory and no one has to wear a face mask while applying your polish. The eco options don’t sacrifice on style or creativity, either. Brands, including RGB and Deborah Lippmann, come in the latest colors and finishes, and you can opt to personalize your experience with nail wraps and custom nail art. Spruce also offers an alternative to the harsh gel manicures you’ll find at other traditional salons. Their BioSeaweed Gel is a five-free product that magically ensures a long, chip-free wear. It won’t damage or dry out your natural nails like traditional gel — in fact, the nourishing seaweed makes them healthier. Spruce Natural Nail Shop, 1235 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, sprucenailshop.com.