Nail polish was invented around 3000 BC in ancient China—a fact that's doubly remarkable considering that human fingernails were only invented last year. Celebrate this admirable foresight with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a signature mani-pedi at Glaze (a $58 value).
A nail-coddling sanctuary, Glaze is an eco-friendly nail salon and spa stocked with a slew of natural pampering products that are carefully chosen to avoid toxic substances such as formaldehyde or camphor. Amid a relaxing, thoroughly sanitized environment, customers receive a signature manicure ($26) and pedicure ($32) that last for about a half hour each and begin with warm soaks to soften skin. Feet get special treatment with a high-tech Sanijet pedicure bath, which uses pipeless technology to keep malicious microbes away from vulnerable footsies. Once water-kissed, hands and feet are exfoliated and massaged before nails and cuticles are shaped and a choice of polish is applied. Groupon-holders also receive a 10% discount on any additional spa services, including facials, waxing, full-body massages, and a random prediction of this week’s winning lottery numbers.
Glaze Nail Bar
Glaze Nail Bar's studio immediately asserts itself as a zone for the bold and modern. Light-blue and lime-green accents are juxtaposed against the industrial aesthetic of an exposed floor for a stark contrast. This setting, however, belies the aestheticians' preference for nature. The pipe-free Sanijet pedicure baths, inspired by the stone paths strewn throughout Asia, deliver a reflexology massage to soaking feet by stimulating specific pressure points on the underside of each foot. This attention to detail pervades everything on Glaze Nail Bar's service menu, which spans nailcare, facials, massages, and waxing. Aestheticians rely on a stock that contains many eco-friendly products, such as the Aveda skincare line and the formaldehyde- and DBP-free nail polishes of butter London. They also maintain a meticulously clean studio, sanitizing instruments in the same kind of high-temperature autoclaves found in hospitals, the dentist’s office, and the homes of professional taxidermists.