If eyes are the soul’s windows, then fingernails are the soul’s novelty backscratchers. Avoid itchy spirits with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a Level 1 mani-pedi with paraffin treatment at Faces Salon in Brooklyn (a $50 value).
A soothing calm permeates the spa atmosphere at Faces Salon, relaxing digits before they submit to the gentle ministrations of mani-pedi specialists. Like hermit-crab architects, human hands must shed their outer layer before redecorating, which is why each 90-minute spa session begins with an exfoliating treatment. Technicians rid palms of dead skin cells and last week’s grocery lists. Once free of extraneous doodles, paws entrust embellishment plans to trend-traversing nail techs who trim cuticles and file finger shields into shapely crescents or squares. Enrobe bare nails in bright shades or neutral hues to match shoes or mood. A skin-softening paraffin dip brings pampering to a close, leaving hands smooth enough to impress onlookers or win time trials for the Olympic handshake team.