Indulgence is the status quo at Polish’d Nails, where staffers offer spa treatments that are as relaxing as they are physically rewarding. They offer pedicures with hot stones, cooling masks, antioxidant-rich green-tea soaks, and circulation-stimulating peppermint moisturizing masks, often accompanied by soothing massages. The staffers' manicures aid clients in unwinding with the addition of walnut-and-raspberry scrubs and hot-towel wraps.
At Image Nail Salon, nail gurus pamper hands and feet with a fleet of manicures and pedicures. During the manicure and spa pedicure, patrons commit hands and feet to the care of a keratin master, who spends between 60 and 90 minutes clipping and buffing nails and swaddling digits in colored polish. A package of two can be used to spruce up original work at a later date, or to decorate your second set of limbs. Alternatively, opt for a 40-minute gel manicure, and a skilled technician will trim nails, curtail cuticles, and finish each fingertip with a long-lasting color swatch. Though not included in today’s Groupon, clients can treat paws to further TLC with a variety of add-on services, including a french manicure ($5 extra) or nail art ($5 extra) such as stars, flowers, or a miniature replica of the Sistine Chapel.
Combining keen aesthetic intuition with professional-grade products and equipment, the stylists at Front Street Hair Studio use an arsenal of techniques to create changing, energetic new looks for their clients. They begin each appointment with a thorough consultation, determining how anything from a quick trim to a full head of highlights will accentuate a client's best features, even if their best features are solving integral and differential equations. From there, the stylists tend to tresses using Aquage shampoos and styling products—made using nutrient-rich blends of organic seaweeds and algae—as well as vibrant coloring formulas by Wella.
At Legends of Aurora, philly cheesesteak could mean a traditional sandwich, a pizza, or a 24-inch sub food challenge. For more than 20 years, Legends of Aurora‘s hand-tossed pizza dough has formed the foundation for this and other pies, including the supreme and the White pizza, a sauceless number with cheese and tomato slices. And though their patrons order enough pizzas each year to pave a route from Peoria to Buckley, they somehow find time to nosh on pepperoni pizza rolls, Rocky Mountain oysters, calzones, chimichangas, salad, and wings as well.
For more than 25 years, Impressions Salon has gathered groups of elite independent stylists who cut and color locks into all-new looks or merely touch up existing ones. Among them is Kaitlin Rodman, a board-certified cosmetologist and colorist. She listens carefully as clients divulge their closest hair desires and also dispenses ideas for styles based on clients’ facial shape and skin type. With formal training and more than nine years of experience, Kaitlin knows just the right lengths that augment cheekbones or just the right shade to accentuate eye color.
Lush Nail Spa's staffers aren’t just nail technicians—they’re nail artists. Using a delicate fingernail as a canvas, they can craft a variety of creative designs for clients seeking a bold look. They also can keep things simple by painting nails monochromatically or creating classic french tips. They also perform pedicures, acrylic and gel sets, and facial waxing.