What You'll Get
Your hands are the astronauts of your body—the first explorers to make contact with whatever's in your orbit—and your feet are the blazing rockets that propel you into space. Don't let your rockets burn out and fall off into the Atlantic Ocean. Take care of your trustworthy extremities with today's Groupon to Fierce Salon & Spa: $30 gets you a luxurious spa manicure and pedicure (a $63 value). This deal doesn't just spiff up your hands and feet, it invigorates the senses with an exhilarating scrub and the under-utilized arts of hand and foot massage. Grab your mom, bestie, or hang-nailed life coach and kick off a girls' day out with mani-pedis.
The spacious, open floor plan, clean furniture lines, and neutral-colored décor make a visit to Fierce Salon & Spa seem like an exciting trip to an Ikea where the Swedish meatballs have been replaced by hand massages. The crimson floor provides a pop of dramatic color, creating a calming, yet exciting atmosphere. Your friendly nail technicians will spend more than an hour pampering your fingers and toes, cleaning up your cuticles, and buffing and shaping your nails to enhance your ability to tear suitors' hearts out. The skin on your hands and feet will get a proper scrubbing to get rid of dead skin cells, and a soothing mask will hydrate and soften the skin—just in time for the drying effects of winter weather and Professor Quizmo's Ice Ray.
The benefits of your mani-pedi last longer than the decadent experience itself. Because your hands are always out in front, the condition of your nails and skin will affect people's impression of your age, hygiene, and the chances that you own a 1996 Dodge Neon. A sophisticated look is never complete without youthful hands and strong nails. Climb the ladder at work and get more helpful attention on your next shopping trip with well-manicured hands. Milk the final days of open-toed shoe season with your polished toes, and rub your silky feet together under the covers on a chilly night.
Though most spa-goers have been known to place their pristine hands in a hyperbaric chamber to properly admire their nail technicians' handiwork, a couple let their fingers run wild over the keyboard. A Yelper gives Fierce four stars, and a Citysearcher gives it five:
- The salon was clean and very urban. Fun staff and informative on the products I need to use to keep my look up at home. I will definately [sic] be going back!!! – kimberli630, Citysearch
- Fierce is definitely a high end, modern salon. It has a sleek, urban vibe and the staff is great. – Katherine M., Yelp
The Continuing Adventures of Manny & Peddy
Older folks and non-nail owners might associate the phrase mani-pedi with the popular 1950s children’s television program The Continuing Adventures of Manny & Peddy, the story of two bumbling friends and the embarrassing, yet educational, situations in which they find themselves. Here’s a transcript from a 1952 episode:
Manny: Peddy, are you done painting that silo yet? President Teddy Roosevelt is going to be here any minute!
Peddy: Sh-sh-sure thing, Manny! Let me just balance my open can of paint on the top of this ladder! (climbs down) Say, Manny, what’s the big deal with Teddy Roosevelt, anyway?
Manny: You featherhead! Teddy Roosevelt was one of our nation’s greatest presidents! By passing the Antiquities Act of 1906, Roosevelt and his successors were able to create numerous national parks and monuments we still enjoy today!
Teddy Roosevelt: (enters) Did someone mention The Antiquities Act?
Manny & Peddy: (in unison) President Roosevelt!
Teddy Roosevelt: Bully!
Peddy: Mister President, don’t lean on that ladder!
Although 750 episodes of Manny & Peddy were produced between 1951 and 1956, the film archives were destroyed in 1991, when the Smithsonian Institute of Television and Radio proclaimed them not very good.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Valid for services only, not products. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid 12/20-12/26. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.