Much like a furless cat, the tips of our hands and feet feel naked when not covered in a coat of pretty polish or outfitted in tiny Chanel sweater-vests. Swathe unclad tactile members in affordable style with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a spa manicure and pedicure at Beneath the Surface, in Madison (a $95 value).
The relaxation specialists at Beneath the Surface offer a veritable feast of nail-rejuvenation services with help from long-lasting, algae-rich polish by Sothys. The 60-minute spa manicure (a $40 value) begins with a gentle exfoliating scrub, eradicating digits of parched skin before a swaddling of warm towels soothes angry cuticles into a deep, snore-less slumber. Designed to restore the nail's shape, health, and belief in true love, wiggly appendages will then be slathered with a moisturizing hand mask followed by a relaxing massage and self-esteem-boosting polish.
The 75-minute spa pedicure (a $55 value) mimics the spa manicure, but places full attention on the feet as a skilled technician works diligently to transform frumpy feelers into their softer, younger, twinklier selves. Weight-bearing kickstands will first be cleansed and coddled before hard-edged heels and contemptuous calluses are sanded down with help from a gentle softening agent. Newly fabulous shoe fillers will then finish their serene service with a moisturizing foot mask, paw-puttying massage, and toe-canvas painting of Vincent van Gogh's unknown masterpiece Wheatfield with Toes.
Beneath the Surface Spa
It's not often that a spa visit can teach you something. At Beneath the Surface Spa, however, the staff is dedicated to providing what they call a "guided experience," in which they offer detailed reasons for each step of the treatment and explain the unique needs of their clients' skin. All of the aestheticians are trained in the Image Skincare system, a cellular approach to facial freshening that evokes healthy colors and textures with products that are free of parabens, petrochemicals, and preservatives. This commitment to conscientious and informative treatments extends throughout the spa, where clients can reach their beauty goals through facials, waxing, and nail services that glorify digits with Essie, OPI, and Creative Nails nail polishes.
19 Waverly Pl.
Madison, New Jersey 07940