Guide to Vegan & Cruelty-free Nail & Gel Polish for Salons

The vegan movement is pushing passed just a diet choice and expanding to all aspects of our lives, including beauty. This is why now is the time to ensure you have vegan and cruelty-free nail and gel polishes stocked in your salon. More clients will be asking and would prefer a vegan manicure, so make sure you’re prepared.

Here’s a guide to what products you can offer to your customers.

How to Provide Vegan & Cruelty-free Manicures

What’s the Difference Between Vegan & Cruelty-free Polish?

First, we wanted to clarify the difference between these two terms so you can guarantee you know what you are offering.

Vegan nail and gel polish refers to the ingredients used in the formula and throughout the production process; no animal-derived ingredients will be used if they are vegan. Other natural or synthetic substances are used as alternatives to the animal-derived ingredients that are commonly used. Vegan products will usually have a logo from a recognised body such as The Vegan Society to identify them.

Cruelty-free nail and gel polish refers to the ingredients and processes used throughout production and formulation; there will be no testing on animals if they are cruelty-free. So, none of the ingredients used will be tested on animals and the final end product won’t be either. Cruelty-free products will usually have a logo from a recognised body such as the ‘Leaping Bunny’ to identify them.

Remember, just because a product is vegan doesn’t mean it is also cruelty-free, and vice versa. Some products are one or the other, but there are also some that are both, just look out for the certification.

Vegan & Cruelty-free Polishes for Your Salon

Orly Nail Polish

Orly nail polish is both vegan and cruelty-free! Founded over 50 years ago, this long-lasting pigmented nail varnish is a favourite amongst professionals and vegan customers. They are also non-toxic which means the formula is great for the animals, environment and your nails. Shop our range of Orly nail polishes here.

China Glaze Nail Polish

China Glaze is renowned for its salon-standard and serene gloss finishes. With no animal-derived ingredients and no animal testing, this brand is both vegan and cruelty-free. Being vibrant and planet-friendly, China Glaze is a great brand to offer to your clients for a strong and durable manicure. Shop our range of China Glaze polishes here.

DND Gel Builders & Gel Polishes

Hollywood Nails Supply is a DND official UK and Europe distributor and are proud to provide their extensive range in our shop. DND Builder Gel, Duo Gel Polish, DC Gel Polish, DC Cat Eyes and Gel Ink Polishes are all certified cruelty-free and vegan. Premium pigmentation, curable by LED or UV lamp, and collectively over 500 colours to choose from, there really is no other choice when it comes to gel polishes for your salon.

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