A kinder manicure

Rubbing leaves on one's fingernails in hopes of achieving a chlorophyll luster isn't the only vegan manicure in town anymore (not that it ever really was, but still). Lacquered Nail Salon (921 Bear Flag Way) sensibly prioritizes using polishes that are “five free”—meaning they don't contain the toxins camphor, dibutyl phthalate (or DBP), formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and toluene that are typically found in nail lacquers—for the health of its customers, workers and the environment, owner Jen Carr said. So the salon uses vegan-friendly Zoya brand polishes and has enough colors to choose from that it looks like an indecisive person’s Technicolor nightmare. Also importantly, Zoya products are not tested on animals—because there's nothing beautiful about applying nail polish on the eyeball of a restrained bunny, friends.