Halo polish was made with you in mind -- from how you shop, to what you wear. As working women on the go, we wanted polished nails to help us feel polished, but struggled to find long lasting, go-to shades that wouldn't break the bank. Halo started by offering women a better in-salon experience, but the more manis we gave, the more we learned the dark secrets of the nail world. Polishes filled with cheap, harmful chemicals that are bad for our nails and health dominate the industry. Why is no one talking about this, we wondered? Why is no one focused on bringing women fantastic nail color paired with elevated nail wellness?
Tired of the clumpy polishes, made with mysterious ingredients that made our stomachs churn, we got out our paint buckets, and started mixing. Halo polishes are CLEAN, chip-resistant, and long-lasting. Our polisthes are quick-dry and go on silky smooth, requiring only 2-3 coats for full, vivid color. We are made with only the best ingredients, and are cruelty-free, vegan, and 10-free!
We always found picking colors difficult -- with so many options, where does one start? We sought to fix that and took the guesswork out of picking colors and left only the good ones. Halo's slimmed down palette has all of the go-tos that you need and the seasonal flavor that you crave. Our colors are truly pigmented to the shade you expect – we don't compensate with white or black undertones for filler, it's all color all the time. And we promise, no surprises!
We are bringing you more than just polish – we are offering a total nail wellness solution. Let us help you take care of your nails.
Let's Talk about 10-Free
What is 10-Free?
All of our polishes are 10-Free, but what does that mean?
Despite knowledge of the damage common chemicals and (often-banned) carcinogens can do to our nails, and to our bodies, most nail polishes still contain these ingredients. We didn't like the sound of that, so we made our own and decided to knock out all the ickiest parts of common polish. 10-Free means we don't contain the ten most common and harsh chemicals found in your nail polish including: Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Parabens, Acetone, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) and Fragrance.
Better for you, and better looking, that's our promise.
Meet The Founders
We may not be the spendiest women, but we do like to treat ourselves to the finer things when we can. A nice glass of wine, a luxurious blowout, a rich dessert - and time set aside, every few weeks, for that necessary manicure to keep our nails looking fresh.
Moving to new cities, new apartments and changing jobs kept us from having those ‘go-to’ spots for the essentials in life, including a nail salon we could trust. Over time, it began to feel like a fool’s errand, and we wondered -- why isn’t there a nail salon out there that you can trust time and time again for a reliably gorgeous manicure with a consistently pleasant experience? One that has appointments when I need it (instead of telling me 5 minutes, and making me wait 15 when I walk in?) One that always takes the right amount of time - and doesn’t spill over, making me perpetually late?
Why hasn’t anyone given some love to the nail salon industry in over twenty years?
Hello, Halo Hand.
After years of countless disappointing manicures - we decided to do something about it!
We bring you Halo Hand - modern nail polish for the modern, health conscious woman. Our promise to you: reliable color that prioritizes your nail health & wellness. Designed to be totally clean.
We want your nails to look as fabulous as you are - because you deserve it!
Co-Founder & Chief Nail Officer
Jennifer is a 10-free convert (who has time for chemical-filled polish!?) who, for years, has been in search of her go-to nail color. Her nomadic existence, moving from NYC to Chicago to San Francisco, has made having the tools for an at-home manicure a must.
Jennifer’s favorite Halo Hand nail color comes from our nude palette, which inspired our website & branding.
Co-Founder & Chief Glam Officer
Donna is a mani adventurist. She likes to experiment with new colors and patterns, but always comes back to her go-to staples (classics are classics for a reason!) She has lived on both coasts and traveled for work in-between, so appreciates the importance of a reliable and healthy polish. An SF native, she knows that the city is in dire need of a mani makeover.