If left untended, hands have been known to flee arms and take up residence with Addams families. Keep hands from autonomy with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a basic manicure and a Shellac nail-polish treatment at In Style Nail Spa (a $35 value).
In Style Nail Spa’s skilled aestheticians pamper paws in a warm, sunny salon outfitted with bright rugs, cozy leather chairs, and a ventilation system to remove noxious nail-polish fumes. Distract needy mouths with a choice of coffee, tea, candy, or water as extremities are massaged, moisturized, and rid of rogue cuticles hell-bent on usurping nail beds. After fists are unclenched and softened during the basic manicure ($15 value), a specialist will adorn nails with a Shellac polish, a special coating that glides on like regular nail polish, but dries instantly into a gel-like substance that lasts for 14 days and can be easily peeled off if necessary ($20 value). After hand owners let phalanges spend several minutes sunbathing under a UV lamp, newly manicured guests can feel free to open doors, grab collectible dimes from the bottoms of their purses, and shake hands with celebrity coin collectors.
Patrons can also choose to upgrade to the Signature manicure for an additional cost, which tacks on a deep-conditioning scrub, a solar butter rub, and instruction on signing checks with added flourish.
In Style Nail Spa
According to a 2009 feature in the Anchorage Daily News, In Style Nail Spa’s nail technicians, Tam Phan and his wife, Michelle, focus on comfort and sanitation while they pretty up hands and feet. Their emphasis on safety is evident during each appointment—they only adhere nontoxic nail enhancements to fingers and toes and redirect polish fumes away from the manicure tables with a specialized ventilator.
Their services cover gels, acrylics, and China Silk nails in addition to pampering add-ons, such as paraffin and exfoliating scrubs. They coat nails in traditional polishes from OPI and Orly or in Shellac polish, which guards against chips for up to two weeks no matter how much you massage your coworkers. During treatments, guests can sip on coffee, tea, or water.
343 W Benson Blvd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503