Like Jacksons, fingers and toes perform best in groups of five and when dressed in matching colors. Pamper your appendage quintets with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a manicure and pedicure at Body Kneads in Palo Alto (a $37 value).
Body Kneads' skilled keratin sculptors transform nails into chic appendage accessories during mani-pedis that last about one hour. During the service, nail technicians smooth uncouth phalange helmets back to a presentable polish, grooming vulgar cuticles while buffing and filing nails until they're refined enough to thumb-wrestle Miss Manners. Staffers then dress nails up in a coat of flattering color, creating a set of matching decadigits suitable for performing eye-catching hand gestures and seductive barefoot field-goal attempts.
The multispecialty team at Body Kneads takes a no-frills approach to pampering. Stylists offer guests a complimentary beverage as they get down to business transforming hair and nails. Aestheticians analyze skin during hydrating facials, and massage pros aim to send bodies into a state of relaxation. Whereas the jacuzzi area boasts a wall-length mural depicting a mountainous lake scene, the main salon is simply decorated with plants and flowers. Large mirrors allow patrons to admire freshly tanned skin or check to see if a body-scrub treatment has removed a self-applied chocolate bull's-eye meant for Cupid.