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One or Two Regular Mani-Pedis at Studio 43 Salon and Spa (Up to 62% Off)

Studio 43 Salon and Spa

Kent

Manicures include hand massage and mask

$64 $29

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One or Two Mani-Pedis from Juli Lisicki at Skilled Hands Hair Studio in Royalton (Up to 55% Off)

Juli Lisicki at Skilled Hands Hair Studio

North Royalton

Nail techs exfoliate, moisturize, and touch up extremities while clients lounge in massage chairs

$65 $32

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One or Three Gel Manicures and Spa Pedicures at John Robert's Spa (50% Off). Four Options Available.

John Robert's Spa

Multiple Locations

Gel manicures keep nails chip-free for up to two weeks; spa pedicures include hot-towel wrap, scrub, and massage

$100 $55

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One Classic Mani-Pedi or One or Two Shellac Manis with Classic Pedis at Salon Kisha' (55% Off)

Salon Kisha'

Canton

Nail artists pamper hands and feet during mani-pedis that end with a coat of traditional polish or chip-resistant Shellac

$68 $32

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One or Two Manicures with Gel Polish from Connie at SunDaez Spa & Tanning Salon (Up to 50% Off)

Connie at SunDaez Spa & Tanning Salon

Cleveland Heights

Seasoned nail technician replenishes and soothes hands with a cuticle grooming and nail soak and shaping, then applies durable gel polish

$35 $19

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One or Three Regular Mani-Pedis at Addictions Salon and Spa (Up to 57% Off)

Addictions Salon and Spa

Tremont

Technician renders one or three regular mani-pedis amid open sky-blue salon with hardwood floors and art-studio vibe

$62 $29.99

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Two OPI Gel Manicures from Chocolate Diamonds Hair & Nail Salon (55% Off)

Chocolate Diamonds Hair & Nail Salon

Cleveland

Technician shapes fingers, trims cuticles, and applies OPI gel polish for a shiny, no-dry-time finish

$60 $27

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Studio Luxe doesn't believe hair should be cut; it should be sculpted. That's why its stylists employ the Sahag method of styling, also known as dry-cutting. The brainchild of prominent stylist John Sahag, dry-cutting allows for the client's hair to fall at its own discretion, without the manipulative tactics of water or aggressive switchblade combs. It also invites clients to candidly remark about the work in progress for the mutual benefit of both stylee and stylist. Studio Luxe Salon also specializes in Joico hair coloring, hair waxing, and nail renovation with long-lasting gel Shellac polish.

4294 Kent Rd
Stow,
OH
US

The outside world seems to slip away once a person drops into one of Nail Lounge's cushy mani-pedi chairs. Here, clients relax while nail techs trim, buff, massage, and moisturize. They then finish things off with acrylic nails or gel polish. The beauty experts do occasionally focus on areas beyond fingers and toes, as they administer NovaLash eyelash extensions that eschew the need for mascara.

4131 Bridgewater Pkwy
Stow,
OH
US

Shears vs. Razors: The Fine Line Between Textures

In addition to scissors or clippers, your stylist may pull out a razor. Learn what it does with Groupon?s look.

Shears are often considered the tool of the trade, but stylists carry an oft-forgotten but equally important tool in their arsenal?the straight razor. Deciding which one to use depends on a variety of factors, the texture and density of your hair chief among them. Though shears can create virtually any style from any angle, the result is always a straight, blunt cut?lending the hair definition but potentially making it look thick. A razor, on the other hand, cuts with a single fine blade, forming a softer, feathered appearance more akin to a peacock's majestic bouffant.

For people with fine to medium hair with a fairly smooth texture, this can create a dynamic, tossable style with lots of movement. If you have coarse or very fine hair, however, scissors might still be the better bet, as the razor might end up making it frizzy. Curly hair raises somewhat of a dilemma; though its coarse texture seems to demand shears, the tendency for ringlets to accumulate as a single, thick mass means a razor might be able to reduce the hair's weight and boost its movement and playfulness.

443 Chestnut Boulevard
Cuyahoga Falls,
OH
US

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.

50 Metric Dr
Tallmadge,
OH
US

Expert nail tech Helena Jones deploys an army of microscopic architects to renovate nails during her specialty mani-pedi services. Not only is she certified by Creative Nail Design, but she's also a certified Shellac master painter. In addition to CND polish options, clients may request other high-end brands in non-gel formulas such as OPI and China Glaze.

50 Metric Drive
Tallmadge,
OH
US

Artistic prowess doesn't just appear overnight. It takes years of practice. That's why each of Dino Palmieri's salons, including the Dino Palmieri Salon & Spa, employs stylists dedicated to staying at the top of their games. The skilled stylists give each client one-on-one attention to ensure every hair service comes as close to the client's vision as possible, which is why it was named by readers of Cleveland Scene as the best hair salon in the city. The stylists add depth to hair with highlights, smooth rebellious strands with GKhair treatments, and apply expert perms to reshape hair's texture until each strand would turn Louis XIV green with baroque envy. That same level of personalized attention carries over into the salon's meticulous nail services, which clients can upgrade with moisturizing white-tea masks or herbal foot peels. Waxing sessions use body-safe Nufree botanical wax to keep skin calm and collected while hair says its goodbyes. Deep-cleansing Darphin facials can be infused with essential oils and plant ingredients such as orange blossom and licorice to relax clients and bring them closer to nature than sharing a hibernation den with their favorite grizzly family.

215 S Water St
Kent,
OH
US