Like garden weeds, nails continue to grow no matter how frequently you nibble on them. Tend your digital plots with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a spa manicure (a $15 value) with no-chip gel polish (a $20 value) and a deluxe spa pedicure (a $25 value) at Nail Matrix in Hollywood (a $60 total value).
The digit designers at Nail Matrix daub toes with fresh polish and festoon fingers with vibrant gel lacquer that wards off chips and nicks for up to three weeks. The 90-minute appendage pampering kicks off as clients unfurl their hands in the trusting grasp of a technician, who carefully pushes back cuticles and trims and files nails into perfect parabolas or bell curves The nail artist next glazes digital canvases with a sparkling coat of gel polish before sending fingers to bask beneath a warm UV light until they dry. During the pedicure, sandal tenants submerge themselves in a pristine tub sheathed with a disposable liner—which the staff tosses away after each use—as they revel in a relaxing massage. Finally, staffers sand away calluses and paint nails with traditional polish to match any ensemble or favorite semaphore flag.
Nail Matrix’s immaculate premises surround clients in crisp white furniture and robin’s-egg-blue walls bedecked with modern artwork. Although technicians use acrylic nails during other appointments, the salon’s ventilation system continuously sweeps pernicious fumes from the building, ensuring clear air for clients and any paintings that spring to life.
Entering Nail Matrix feels like walking into a cloudscape. Crisp white furniture, robin’s-egg-blue walls, and sleek nail stations exude an airy atmosphere designed to add a hint of relaxation to all manner of services, from sea-salt pedicures to chic french manicures and detailed waxing sessions. Although technicians use acrylic materials during nail sessions, the salon’s ventilation system continuously sweeps pernicious fumes from the building, ensuring clear air for clients and any paintings that spring to life. The team also upholds standards of cleanliness by administering all foot soaks in versatile tubs equipped with disposable liners.