Though pearl prospecting is a lucrative labor, scooping sand is tough on delicate finger- and toe-diggers. Today's Groupon soothes scraggy digits: for $40, you get one spa mani-pedi (up to a $90 value) at Izzazu Salon & Spa, a self-described "fashion" salon with two area locations—in downtown Pittsburgh and in Wexford.
Walking into Izzazu is like waltzing barefoot through a billowing cloud of charged fash-ion particles that wisps through your splayed fingers, tingling your skin from tip to wrist and pinky toe to Achilles tendon. Take a seat, put your hands where a member of the skilled staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. A deliberate polishing finishes up your transformation from hand abandon to extreme extremity envy.
Izzazu's welcoming staff asks that guests arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment, giving the salon's savvy citizenry ample time to greet and assist all guests in the smooth transition from the chaotic, vuvuzela-blowing outside world to the spa's quiet, tranquil interior. To learn more about the staff, or just to weird some of them out by memorizing facts about their lives before shaking hands, check out the bio pages for the downtown and Wexford locations. Clean up your talons and use them to ensnare romantic prey with today's Groupon to Izzazu Salon & Spa.
Izzazu Salon & Spa has won several Pittsburgh City Paper Best Of mentions, including a tie for Best Hair Salon last year. Its products were featured in the 2007 Grammy swag bags, and it earned four-star average ratings from Citysearchers and Insider Pagers:
Izzazu Salon Spa Serata
Owners and principal members of the stylist team Emilio and Gino corral their decades of experience to create two distinct spaces where clients revel in personalized services. They staff more than 60 aesthetes, each of whom receives focused training on adjusting hair, skin, nail, and massage services to clients’ stated preferences and lifestyle. During and after haircuts, the team uses a house brand of products to style strands and address specific hair problems such as color fading, excessive oil, or naturally occurring pipe cleaners. During facials, the aestheticians home in on what lies below bangs by cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing skin, and tension dissipates during therapists' restful massage sessions. The downtown Pittsburgh location also plays host to an elegant serata—a private, chandelier-lit escape where bridal parties can enjoy ultimate relaxation before addressing the fact that their friend is marrying a panda bear.