Manicures and pedicures serve as routine maintenance for busy limb endings by trimming nails and pushing cuticles as well as softening and polishing. The mani-pedi treatments eliminate unsightly issues such as nail chipping, ragged cuticles, and callused skin. The manicure includes nail buffing and polish, leaving nails smooth and shiny (an $18 value), and the one-hour Spa Club pedicure soothes the tougher calluses that result from being walked on all day (a $38 value), leaving your feet smoothed, exfoliated, and nail-shiningly refreshed. Today's deal also includes a yearlong membership ($25), which locks in discount rates at all three locations of The Spa Club for the duration of one 67,000-mph trip around a gigantic, flaming plasma orb.
The experienced staff at spa Day pampers bodies with relaxing massages and a slew of other therapeutic services, including facials, mani-pedis, and body treatments, which all take place between the spa's welcoming walls. During the rose and champagne shea-butter massage, the massage therapist perfects her meatball-rolling technique on tension-filled traps hoarded in the body. Employing long, flowing strokes, the spa's epidermis whisperer will exfoliate the client's skin with a sugar-based scrub rich in jojoba oil and vitamin E before removing the residue with warm towels. Hands and feet receive an antioxidant-filled paraffin treatment to lock in moisture like a pore-sized warden.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
Under the direction of Dr. Jackson Rhudy, MD, skillful laser lemmings zap unwanted follicles with short-but-sweet pulses of light and high-pitched whistles only rogue hairs can hear. Laser hair removal is a quick, effective way to eliminate wily whiskers from nearly anywhere on the body, and today's Groupon gets you three treatments on your choice of one of the following areas: upper lip, chin, brow, ears, neck, full face, underarms, bikini line (non-Brazilian), areola, toes, or happy trail. While permanent hair removal generally requires around six treatments received in one-month intervals, three treatments will get you started down the Silk Road, or you can combine two Groupons to receive six sessions and trade in your fur coat for a smooth sheen. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.
Cuticle caretaker Heidi Bishop at Star 21 Salon indulges clients with a 90-minute mani-pedi that relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the fingers and toes. At the pedi station, a warm bath soaks feet, softening skin for a scrub that scours inseams and heels to remove calluses earned during barefoot treadmill contests. Next, Heidi’s deft digits push and clip cuticles before applying a rich moisturizer and a coat of OPI polish. During the manicure, Heidi pampers hands with the same regimen of soaking, shaping, and polishing.