Without nail polish, nails’ ability to change colors according to mood would be on full display, thereby forfeiting high-stakes games of poker. Keep expressive digits camouflaged with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a basic manicure and an express pedicure (a $50 value) at Aura Salon Spa.
The friendly staffers at Aura Salon Spa work their pampering wizardry in a large, modern space. The 30-minute express pedicure kicks off with a sole-softening soak, preparing feet to meet with the buffer and file. Next, cuticles and calluses are removed, stems are moisturized, and tootsies are topped with enough shiny color to garner envy from the Las Vegas Strip. The 30-minute basic manicure converts nails from their natural state of corporate-ladder-climbing claws to elegant, unruffled shapes. Cuticle care and a candy-colored coating complete turkey-stencil transformation.