Having nice nails makes you look more professional when you shake a client's hand or kick off your shoes and "let the dogs loose" on their conference table. Nail it with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for one cucumber spa pedicure and paraffin manicure ($50 value)
- $20 for one shellac gel manicure with a five-minute hand massage ($40 value)
- $37 for two shellac gel manicures with five-minute hand massages ($80 value)
During the cucumber spa pedicure, feet soak in a relaxing sea salt bath before a nail technician exfoliates them with a honey-sugar scrub. The treatment also includes 10 minutes of reflexology, the application of fresh cucumber cream oil, and a hot stone massage. After shaping and grooming nails during the paraffin manicure, technicians apply paraffin wax to infuse moisture into the skin. Customers who opt for the shellac gel manicure get a thorough manicure followed by a soothing hand massage and the careful application of long-lasting gel polish.
Cuticles: Defending Your Digits
Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon’s investigation.
No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.
Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection—even with properly sanitized instruments—may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they’ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it’s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.
Happy Choice Nails & Spa
As its name implies, Happy Choice Nails & Spa is all about choices. For example: do you prefer regular or chip-resistant Shellac polish? What color? Do you prefer your nails be round, square, or filed into an outline of the Rockies? Would you like a skin-softening paraffin treatment? How about a relaxing hand massage? Whatever your preference, the technicians can customize a service that matches your specific tastes, needs, and the outfits of your favorite finger puppets. But beyond delivering choices, the technicians also deliver peace of mind by following strict sanitation practices. These include sterilizing nail tools inside a medical autoclave and using disposable nail files and buffers.