Much the way an acorn shell protects the baby oak living within it, fingernails provide our hands' only defense against ravenous squirrels. Keep your hand-shields in ship-sharp shape with today's Groupon: for $39, you get an LED light-cured no-chip manicure and an express pedicure (a $90 value) at Essential Nail Spa in Lincoln Park.
Essential Nail Spa spiffs nails with a slew of single-shining services. Pretty up your phalanges before a business trip, vacation, or manual orange-peeling competition with a specially designed Harmony Gelish no-chip manicure ($60), designed to leave the nails smudge- and chip-free for two weeks. Once you choose your color, the expert nail technicians at Essential Nail Spa will apply a gel that hardens over your natural nails, curing it under an LED light so nails remain strong and smoky to the taste until your new nail growth emerges. You'll leave with the impeccably groomed hands of a pedometer model after Essential Nail Spa's aestheticians file and perfect your 10 little desk-tappers, and after two weeks, you can schedule a soak-off ($40) to remove or maintain your no-chip manicure.
Continue showering limbs with love by indulging in a foot-spoiling express pedicure ($30). After toe helmets get shaped and sheared of overgrown cuticles, a calming massage relieves paws of tension brought on by constantly using them to crush unshelled macadamia nuts. With a finishing shade of polish, toes and fingers will be left looking healthy, happy, and ready to represent you at any shoe-optional event or loosely interpreted sock hop.
Essential Nail Spa
By eschewing harsh chemicals, drills, and blades in their nail services, the professionals at Essential Nail Spa set themselves apart from other nail care establishments. In addition to classic nail services, they also offer no-chip gel manicures that give nails a flawless look for up to two weeks. These services and their dedication to safety, cleanliness, and personable customer care has also earned them a top spot on Guidespot’s Best Manicures and Pedicures list in 2008 and the praises of happy customers.