The only ways to get a stranger to hold your hand for an hour are to schedule a manicure or to exploit a crossing guard’s sense of duty. This Groupon is an opportunity for human contact.
$22.50 for a Shellac Manicure ($45 Value)
Technicians care for cuticles, massage hands, and soothe skin with a hot-towel treatment. They then paint nails with Shellac, curing each glossy coat with a UV light. The polish is instantly dry when the appointment concludes and remains chip resistant for up to two weeks.
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.