Oana Schultz, the experienced manicure technician of Fringe Salon's Perfectly Polished Nails, decorates finger-claws with a full slate of nail services. Keep talon upkeep to a minimum with a Shellac or Gelish manicure, which employ gel polish that paints on like its non-gel counterparts but eludes damage like the star of a four-part action-movie franchise. Manicures are available in an eye-popping spectrum of resilient, smudge-free solids and glittery shades. Vibrant keratin coatings last for up to two weeks, and since the manicures require no drying time, the application only takes between 45 and 60 minutes. This Groupon can be used over the course of two separate visits, unless customers spontaneously grow a second set of hands during their first appointment.
Exposed ductwork and an installation piece made of twigs hang over racks teeming with colorful OPI polish. It’s within this sleek, modern environment that aesthetician Alix quickly transforms patrons—not with polish, but with wax. She leads clients into private treatment rooms, where she deftly removes unwanted hair from the face and body.
At Nails By Tracy, standard polish almost seems ordinary. The studio's seasoned nail techs specialize in all sorts of eye-catching digit enhancements—Minx pedicures bestow toes with tattoo-like designs or prints, and Shellac mani-pedis employ durable Shellac polish and UV curing lights to keep nails vibrant and chip resistant for about two weeks. They also perform other digit-related services, including basic, French, and paraffin-based mani-pedis for men and women.
Polished’s all-out manicure soothes skin and smoothes gnarled nails. A citrus exfoliation treatment washes out dead skin cells and unclogs packed pores, while a paraffin dip bathes hands in a warm wax to relieve stiff joints and muscles. Nails are filed and styled, and an orange-perfumed hand and arm massage refreshes like a cool breeze whispering through an Ocala orange grove.