Welcome to Nothing in Between, a modern self-care sanctuary that provides non-toxic nail, facial and holistic massage services with the community and planet in mind.
Nothing in Between is more than just our name — it's our mantra. Our clients deserve only the best, which is why integrity is at the core of everything we do. What does that mean? We would never use products on clients that we wouldn't use on ourselves. We strive to leave the world better than how we found it. And with your help, we hope to transform the self-care industry as a whole.
To deliver uncompromising self-care services in a modern sanctuary that revitalizes communities and protects the planet.
WE TELL IT LIKE IT IS
At NIB, transparency is integrity. Whether you have questions about pricing or need clarification on a product, you can always count on us to tell it like it is.
WE SERVE SUSTAINABLY
We care about our impact on the planet — and we do everything in our power to protect it. From exclusively using non-toxic products to incorporating the latest trends in environmental living, NIB is making the world of self-care a safer, more sustainable place.
WE CURATE AN ESCAPE
Between the tranquil scene we set and the proactive service we provide, we curate an escape designed to help you leave even your most daunting troubles at the door.
WE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES
Just because NIB is a well-deserved respite from the outside world doesn’t mean we don’t recognize our place in it. We value our role as a self-care sanctuary that revitalizes communities by providing every client with a home away from home.
WE APPLAUD SELF-CARE
We know the time you spend with us means time away from your countless endeavors and obligations. At NIB, we reward that choice with attentive, personalized self-care services that alleviate, invigorate, and restore — so you can conquer the rest of the day as the best version of yourself.
What Do We Mean By Non-Toxic?
Non-toxic nail care is the use of products that are free from harmful ingredients proven to cause health issues. Among these ingredients are those known as the “Toxic Trio” or the “Big 3”: DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde.
Formaldehyde is a chemical that is a component in plywood and particleboard, and is often used as a preservative, sterilizer, and embalmer. This chemical is also added to polishes that are considered "nail hardeners”, and has been linked to nasal and lung cancers by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Dibutyl Phthalate, or DBP, is added to nail polish to make it more flexible and less prone to cracks, chips, and other annoyances. This chemical, however, has been linked to reproductive issues and is even banned in Europe. While it is still approved for use in the United States, many women choose to avoid it.
Toluene is used to help keep nail polish smooth and even when applied. Despite its aesthetic abilities, though, this chemical has been linked to issues affecting the nervous system with symptoms that include dizziness, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation. Toluene has also been linked to birth defects and developmental problems in children whose mothers were exposed to the chemical during pregnancy. To date, toluene has also been banned by the European Union, but not by the United States.
* Those who are most at risk for negative effects from these chemicals are those who work in nail salons and are exposed to them on a regular basis.*
At Nothing in Between, not only do we avoid polishes containing the “Toxic Trio”, but we omit services such as SNS, dip powder, acrylic, and any nail extension services. Why? These can make your natural nails brittle, thin, and prone to damage. Moreover, frequent exposure to the chemicals used in these processes can be harmful, potentially leading to headaches and serious health issues, including cancer.
NIB Sustainability Practice Spotlight: Pedicure Slippers
As you may be aware, we’ve made a change in our practices at Nothing in Between regarding the provision of disposable slippers for pedicures. While our decision is rooted in our commitment to sustainability, we understand that there may be instances where you forget to bring your own slippers or simply don't have the opportunity to retrieve them from home. To address this, we now offer regular flip-flops that you can purchase for $10 — which you can return for reimbursement after the fact (as long as the flip flops are returned to us in good condition). This gift card can be used during your next NIB visit!
Please note that maintaining the slippers’ original condition is essential for ensuring they can be reused by another customer. At NIB, we believe in treating all of our customers fairly and reasonably, so if you have any inquiries or concerns about the slipper policy and return process, our team is here to assist you.
Fairfax County Green Business Partners Program
We are pleased to announce Nothing in Between Studio as a Member of the Fairfax County Green Business Partners Program.🌿
We have been selected to join a growing network of businesses to build a thriving, resilient business community working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainability efforts for a healthy and prosperous Fairfax County. Our commitment is to reducing our business’s environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices.
If you want to know more about the program, please click here.
We greatly appreciate your support as we strive to make a positive environmental impact — we couldn’t do it without you!