One or Two Essie Gel Manicures at Blue Aruba Nails (Up to 51% Off)

Independence

89% of 64 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Tech shapes nails, cares for cuticles & decorates with Essie gel polish which is cured with LED light; lasts up to 2 weeks without chipping

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). All services must be used by the same person. $5 additional charge to remove gel polish. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Fingers are essential to body language, from pointing out the person who mugged you to crushing a cupcake to show that what the mugger did was "not sweet." Pamper your pointers with this Groupon.

Fingers are essential to body language, from pointing out the person who mugged you to crushing a cupcake to show that what the mugger did was "not sweet." Pamper your pointers with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $17 for one Essie gel manicure–LED Light Cure ($35 value)
  • $34 for two Essie gel manicures–LED Light Cure ($70 value)

Cuticles: Defending Your Digits

Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon’s investigation.

No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.

Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection—even with properly sanitized instruments—may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they’ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it’s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.


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  • “very nice lady and did a good job”

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    Independence

    1520 East 23rd Street South

    Independence, MO 64055

    +18164618054

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