Deluxe Gel-Special Manicures for One or Two with Alisha Payne-Hicks at Studio Elements (Up to 55% Off)

Alisha Payne-Hicks at Glammed

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C ·
June 11, 2014
Really happy with my gel manicure & pedicure.


Jackie D. · 1 review
· June 30, 2017
Alisha is the best! She's very personable and does a great job. Very sweet lady and my lashes always look fantastic!
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Thank you Jackie! Looking forward to next time!!
Merchant replied · July 3, 2017


Megan L. ·
· June 4, 2017
Alisha is amazing! She did my lashes for all my pre-wedding events (showers, bachelorette party, etc). She also did my lashes and nails for my wedding. She's professional and extremely knowledgeable about her craft. I won't go to anyone else. Thanks Alisha!
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Thank You Megan for trusting me with beauty needs for your big day!! It was my pleasure!
Merchant replied · June 10, 2017

What You'll Get

Without fingers, it would be hard to clean your room and everyone's hair would be filled with windborne trash. Grab ahold of this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for a Deluxe gel-special manicure for one ($50 value)
  • $45 for a Deluxe gel-special manicure for two ($100 value)

The Deluxe gel-special manicure pampers hands with a full-hand sugar scrub, hot hand towels, and a full hand-massage.

Nail Growth: Magic at Your Fingertips

Salons' technicians will always have their work cut out for them, as nails never stop growing. Check out Groupon’s study of the science behind their constant regeneration.

Whether replacing fat cells at the rate of 10% each year or spawning new skin cells by the minute, the human body is in a constant state of regeneration. Besides our hair, nowhere is this continual growth and change more evident than in the nails. Highly vulnerable to chips and snags, fingernails compensate for the abuse by growing approximately 0.1 inch per month, regenerating completely in around four to six months. Toenails, by contrast, grow at a rate about three to four times slower, taking up to 18 months to fully bloom again.

The process begins beneath the skin’s surface just above the first knuckle, at a site known as the nail root, or nail matrix, which produces the tough, transparent keratin protein that makes up each nail. From this subcutaneous factory, the nail crawls across the flat, sensitive portion of skin called the nail bed, continuously growing until it's either trimmed or gets stuck in a filing-cabinet keyhole. As the nail continues to sprout, the outer tissue on its bottom edge—called the eponychium—and the skin that frames it on the sides—called the folds—hold it in place and protect it against foreign invaders such as dirt, bacteria, and water. Along the way, dead skin cells from the eponychium embed themselves to the nail plate—forming the pale, crescent-shaped layer known as the cuticle, which functions as a sort of dam sealing off the eponychium and further protecting the body from impurities.

In a study attempting to explain why the growing rate of British thumbnails have increased from 3 millimeters (about 0.12 inches) per month in 1938 to 3.55 millimeters (about 0.14 inches) today, researchers at the University of North Carolina proposed this theory: "A rapid change in the environment, lifestyle and health conditions—such as diet, physical activity and body composition—has occurred over the past 30 years." Indeed, there are a number of variables that determine how fast a nail springs forth. The amount of vitamin D a person receives, for instance, has shown to affect growth, so nails tend to flourish faster in the plentiful sunlight of summer. Age is another factor—children grow their nails at an incredibly fast rate until reaching puberty, at which point their nail growth slows down by 50%. Even right- or left-handedness plays a role, as nails tend to come in more quickly on the dominant hand, which is why volleyball players spike with their opposite hand to avoid popping the ball.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (fee not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Alisha Payne-Hicks at Glammed

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