Nail polish was invented around 3000 BC in ancient China—a fact that's doubly remarkable considering that human fingernails were only invented last year. Celebrate this admirable foresight with this Groupon.
$15 for a Shellac Manicure ($30 Value)
During Shellac manicures, technicians slather nails in a specialized gel polish with a stalwart formula that resists chips and scratches for up to two weeks. They also whittle away ragged nail edges and tamp down overgrown cuticles.
Merle Nethercutt Norman was one of the quintessential self-made women of the early 20th century, pioneering not only a way for ladies to own their own businesses but also the means by which one purchases makeup. Ms. Norman believed in trying a product out before you bought it, an idea that still stands 80 years later at the hundreds of independently owned makeup studios that bear her name. The beauty consultants manning the sales floor are trained in pairing each customer with suitable skincare and makeup goods, offering to test out shades to ensure they enhance the client’s coloring and won’t clash with the parrots on their shoulders. All products are made in the United States and are used in the stores’ in-house treatments, which aim to make over faces and render glowing complexions.