Pedicures give feet a break from the daily monotony of walking to bus stops and drop-kicking unsolvable Rubik’s cubes. Pamper paws with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get your choice of one of three nail treatments at Empress Nails in La Jolla (up to a $38 value). Choose from the following treatments:
- No-chip manicure with your choice of polish (a $38 value)
- Signature pedicure (a $36 value)
- Spa manicure and spa pedicure (a $38 value)<p>
The aestheticians at Empress Nails pamper extremities and fashion sparkling nails with expert mani-pedis. Soft music wafts through the salon as complimentary beverages make customers feel at home and break out into choruses of “Let’s All Go Out to the Lobby.” All services pamper clients with expert nail shaping and cuticle trimming to prepare finger- and toe-palettes for polish, which aestheticians apply in the color of the client’s choice. In preparation for the long-lasting no-chip manicure, clients choose from Axxium by OPI, Shellac by CND, or Gelish by Hand and Nail Harmony polishes. No-chip manicures begin with a soothing hand soak and a tension-melting massage. During the signature pedicure, feet unwind in a warm footbath and say goodbye to rough, dry skin with a sea-salt scrub. A cooling mask relieves parched tootsies, and experienced hands massage them into blissful repose with nourishing moisturizers. Spa mani-pedis soothe hands and feet with a warm soak, a moisture-infusing massage, and the promise that newer humans are not born with an upgrade to 22 digits.
As guests recline at manicure stations or kick back in soft pedicure chairs, the salon’s posters of tropical scenes transport them to fantasies of relaxing on a beach as a beautiful dolphin massages their shoulders. Pink garlands spiral along towering ceilings, and square red canvases deck the crisp white walls.
Though Empress Nails sometimes offers a discounted rate, today’s Groupon still offers the best deal available.