Like garden weeds, nails continue to grow no matter how frequently you nibble on them. Tend your digital plots with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a manicure and pedicure at Essence Nails & Spa in Pearl (a $45 value).
The licensed nail stylists at Essence Nails & Spa maintain a full-service nail salon brimming with six cushy spa pedicure chairs and ample finger-pampering workstations. Basins of warm water beckon hands and feet for a pretreatment soak before busy files trim back encroaching cuticles, slough dead skin, and shape nails back into their natural retractable form. Lotion enrobes arms and legs during a relaxing massage, and OPI polish slathers nails with sturdy chromatic color.
Clients can also augment relaxation sessions with one of the salon’s add-ons, swaddling feet with hot-towel wraps ($5) or dipping hands in paraffin wax treatments to soften skin and finally learn where candles come from. Shellac polish ($20 upgrade after purchase of mani-pedi) boosts nail versatility with instant drying time and smudgeless color, solar and acrylic nail sets ($15–$42) protect natural nails from chips and breaks, and waxing for upper lips ($5) and eyebrows ($10) tends to countenances.