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 $89, you get a spa-day package at S. Salon & Spa (a $243 total value). The package includes:
- A 35-minute massage (a $79 value)
- A 30-minute facial (a $79 value)
- A spa mani-pedi (a $60 value)
- Appetizers and wine (a $25 value)
S. Salon & Spa’s aestheticians pamper bodies from head to heels in environs adorned with abstract murals and modern art. After patrons receive a warm greeting, beverage, and generous sampling of hors d’oeuvres, expert nail beautifiers begin treatments with steaming-hot towels and a hand massage as luxurious as a piggyback ride from Louis XIV. Feet indulge in a soothing dip in a whirlpool bath filled with fragrant eucalyptus salts, and a lavender scrub polishes away dead skin cells.
While the rejuvenating mask penetrates phalanges, a hardy coat of OPI, Essie, or Orly polish cloaks nails in a lively pink or crimson hue with the bull-taunting power of a matador’s Camaro. Massage therapists then tackle deep-seated knots with a choice of Swedish, deep-tissue, or Ocean Wave modalities, in which hands glide over backs to whittle away intradorsal tension. Finally, faces refresh with the rose-oil-infused creams of the Blushing Rose facial, where skin savants spend 30 minutes buffing and toning visages until they’re as soft and smooth as The Fonz in a silk bathrobe.
S. Salon & Spa
Experienced aesthetician Esther Losada anchors S. Salon & Spa. Coming from a professionally trained background in Redken Exchange, she pampers bodies from head to heels in environs adorned with abstract murals and modern art. After patrons receive a warm greeting, a skilled beautifier ushers them off for the hair, skin, or massage service of their choice. Facials packed with beneficial ingredients, such as amino acids, essential minerals, and peptides, soak into faces, forging increased circulation and a reduction in fine lines. Tense muscles find relief in massages, which harness Swedish, acupressure, or chakra-aligning techniques to dissipate tension that accumulates while working out inside a human-size hamster wheel. The expert nail beautifiers treat digits to refining mani-pedis crowned in OPI or Essie polishes and backed by pampering extras such as hot-towel treatments, hand massages, and softening oils and creams.