Poorly manicured hands betray toilsome labors, nervous temperaments, and recent participation in chicken wing eating competitions. Treat your digits to a soak sans buffalo sauce with today’s Groupon to CiCi Nails in Lakeview. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get two classic mani-pedis (up to a $104 value).
- For $72, you get two no-chip manicures and spa pedicures (up to a $154 value).<p>
Pedicures include choice of classic or Zoya polish. <p>
CiCi Nails’ cuticle caretakers revitalize fingers and toes with classic manicures that let nails choose from 900 colors of polish from such brands as OPI, Essie, or toxin-free, vitamin-rich Zoya, which aims to promote natural growth. In the 30-minute classic manicure, a warm bath soaks and softens cuticles before aestheticians’ hands skillfully trim and shape nails into an accurate model of the state flower. Alternatively, in the 45- to 60-minute no-chip manicure, fingertips can rest easy under a coat of one of more than 200 no-chip organic polishes (though Zoya polish is not available for no-chip manicures). The gas-permeable product allows nails to breathe, protecting the surface polish for up to two to three weeks while maintaining a thin and natural-looking profile. At home, no-chippers can freshen the polish with a supplied top-coat kit or oil swiped from the recently shined shoes of passing businessmen.
In the 30-minute spa pedicure, toes wade in a bubble bath sterilized with an antibacterial tablet. A sugar scrub and callus-removal wrap reward feet for their daily burden of lifting weighty, LED-covered L.A. Lights sneakers. After a soothing massage and a delicate cuticle shape and trim, toe tenants may wear any color by any brand in CiCi’s inventory of 900 polishes. Groupon buyers who purchase the classic mani-pedi option can upgrade to a French mani-pedi for an additional $5; those who purchase the no-chip manicure and spa pedicure option can upgrade for an additional $10.
There are two types of mani-pedis at CiCi Nails. There are classic mani-pedis for those who want to look polished and elegant, and then there are signature services for those just looking for an hour of relaxation and indulgence. During both kinds of service, technicians use Zoya natural nail polishes, which come in 300 hues and contain no toxins or harsh chemicals. The nail artists also offer no-chip and BGel polishes for finishes that last up to two weeks. The no-chip polish uses UV rays to get a flawless, scratch-free finish, while the Gelish polish uses LED light.