Gel Manicure with Optional Paraffin, or Two Gel Manicures at Nails by Lin at Shear Passion Salon (Up to 52% Off)

Williamsville

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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 from Three Options

  • $15 for one gel manicure ($30 value)
  • $29 for two gel manicures ($60 value)
  • $20 for one gel manicure with a paraffin hand treatment ($40 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.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Lin was great about scheduling around my busy schedule! She does fantastic work!”

  • “Great manicure. Great conversation”

  • “Lin is making sure very conscious of ensuring all tools used have not been used on any other client. She is also very good about instructing client how to care for...”

    “Lin is making sure very conscious of ensuring all tools used have not been used on any other client. She is also very good about instructing client how to care for their own nails, and provides incentives for return customers! A great experience.”


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    Williamsville

    5417 Main Street

    Williamsville, New York 14221

    716-523-7944

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In a Nutshell

Nail tech beautifies fingers with gel polish, which stays chip-free for longer than traditional lacquer; paraffin wax revitalizes hands

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required; subject to availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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