Philadelphia’s Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa reinvents the nail salon experience with the highest standards for pure, organic nail treatments in the nation. Located on a quiet street near beautiful Rittenhouse Square, Tierra Mia is an organic oasis in what has traditionally been one of the most dangerously toxic sectors of the beauty industry. From their use of exclusively water-based nail polishes to their proprietary, certified organic base and top coat to their fresh, nature-inspired treatments, Tierra Mia owners Karina Restrepo and Justin Mitchell have made a commitment to safe, organic beauty that sets a new precedent for nail spas around the nation.

Entering Tierra Mia, you’ll notice that the calming scents of essential oils replace the harsh polish fumes that saturate conventional nail salons. This air quality is possible with the spa’s unique, water-based-only policy for nail polish. While the trend in natural beauty proposes that ‘3-Free’ polish is a safe standard, Karina and Justin set a higher code for Tierra Mia, believing strongly that toxic chemicals found in beauty products, even ‘3-Free’ products, directly compromise our health. The intimate spa space is also sourced from VOC-free paint, recycled and sustainable materials from floor to ceiling.

Tierra Mia has already received Philadelphia magazine’s 2009 Best of Philly award for Manicure/Pedicure, just weeks after opening. These award-winning hand and foot treatments were inspired by Karina’s Colombian heritage and expert knowledge of natural beauty sources. Tierra Mia’s proprietary, certified organic base and top coat is the key to a polish application technique that adds unrivaled durability to water-based polishes, extending the life of these nontoxic formulas up to seven days. The spa also offers men’s treatments, as well as reflexology and soy-based, wax-free hair removal.