Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger and toe-diggers. Soothe your scraggy digits with today's deal. For $25, you get a signature manicure ($20) and pedicure ($35) at Alter EGO, a $55 total value. The bivalves of the coast will plotz in their shells when they hear tales of your perfectly pampered keratin.
The spacious, loft-like atmosphere of the salon exudes the same luxury and style applied to every client. Galleria-quality art complements the white walls and slick wood floor to create an eye-catching experience unseen since Ahab accidentally snagged Moby's baby-blue peeper. There's enough space inside to accompany your entire circle of friends for a day at the spa. Grab a spot on the couch and sip a glass of wine before or after your appointment while reminiscing with your spa-mates about the time you placed second at the extreme jump rope nationals.
Alter EGO's friendly technicians evolve at the rapid speed of human nail growth to stay up on the latest techniques and styles in hand and foot pampering. During your finger-to-toe overhaul, your opposable knuckle sticks will be equipped with shiny new finger helmets worthy of a Costanza hand model. Put your hands where a member of the skilled staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of former unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. A deliberate polishing finishes up your transformation from hand abandon to extreme extremity envy.
- All of the staff at Alter Ego is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and just plain cool. – sdemaria, Citysearch
- We had a a pedi [sic] party for my friend's birthday last night at Alter Ego. From the get go this place was so accomodating [sic]. They totally went out of their way to make sure we were accomodated [sic] and everyone enjoyed themselves. They made a great impression on me and all my friends. The atmosphere was super cool as well. – milesnya, Citysearch
Part art gallery, part salon, Alter Ego has two distinct faces. But like the layers of a chic haircut, the two blend together perfectly into something more creative. Canvases small, large, and gigantic surround the loft-like space, from the couch in the waiting room to the styling stations themselves. The artwork takes many forms: maybe pen and pencil creations from artist Kevin Ponce, or urban street art from the likes of Grey Griffin. On special occasions, DJs spin tunes to celebrate the opening of a new gallery exhibit.
It's the perfect setting to inspire creativity in the salon team, who cut and color hair for men and women. Those looks become even more nuanced at the Blow Dry Bar. Here, clients choose from nine base styles, such as the BE Short (short, sassy, and textured hair) or the BE Glam (a bold, retro look). From there, they can choose add-ons including the BE Healthy treatment for split ends or the BE Pampered treatment for a 10-minute scalp and neck massage.
119 E Hargett St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601Get Directions