Your feet have felt neglected ever since you started walking on your hands, and your hands have been jealous of your feet ever since you sold your fingers to pay for college. Reunite these extremity enemies by pampering them both with today's Groupon: for $45, you get the Aura Spa signature manicure and pedicure at Aura Spa & Salon at the Hilton Richmond Hotel (a $105 value).
The 45-minute Aura Spa manicure and 60-minute Aura Spa pedicure take similar paths in bringing paradise to achy and ashy appendages. Hand-wise, a skilled nail technician will begin the treatment by soaking your finger farms in a hydrating bath filled with the flavorful aroma of your choice. Hands will be treated to an exfoliating scrub to brush off dead skin cells and then sleeping-bagged inside an infusion wrap. The manicure ends with a hydrating massage, along with the shaping of cuticles and the application of polish. The pedicure, like six pairs of twins staring into a funhouse mirror, is nearly identical, except the soaks, scrubs, wraps, rubs, and digit derring-do are applied to feet.
Spa services feature Kerstin Florian products, which have long been known for their healing traditions brought from Europe and remarkable ability to not pick winning lottery numbers. The contemporary spa is a sanctuary set up for aesthetic success, providing a relaxing environment to primp and pamper your hands and feet like boy-princes resting atop cushions of fresh fruit. Groupon purchasers will also receive 15% off any other spa service. Call or e-mail to schedule your appointment.
Although Aura Spa & Salon does not have many reviews, three SpaFinders give it a 4.8-star average rating.
A dedicated team of professionals, and a full fleet of services at Aura Salon makes it easy for New Jerseyans to update their head threads, pamper their mugs, and soothe their bodies. Aura's staffers have worked closely with the internationally trained members of Redken 5th Avenue, who shared tips regarding proper salon procedures and which European accents to use when doling out haircuts. New clients enjoy a complimentary consultation that couples them with a fitting stylist or aesthetician for their service, be it a mani-pedi, a waxing, or a bridal updo, complete with champagne mimosas and the traditional prank phone call to the wedding caterer.