Well-groomed nails provide fingers with the confidence to shake hands in a job interview, tickle judgmental babies, and compete in professional pickle-jar-opening tournaments. Boost digital egos with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 90-minute luxury mani-pedi at Johnson Nail and Spa (a $70 value).
The cuticle consultants at Johnson Nail and Spa soak feet, soothe aching muscles, and embellish nails in the luxury manicure and pedicure⎯its top-echelon nail service. After pampering paws in a relaxing footbath, technicians begin the one-hour pedicure by ridding nail beds of creeping cuticles and buffing talons to an attractive gleam. A leg massage employs warm lotions and cooling gels to alleviate covetous calves of cross-legged tension, and an exfoliating salt scrub exorcises defunct epidermal cells. After a dip in skin-softening paraffin wax, gams submit to soothing hot stones, snuggle in a warm towel, and admire the changing color of their keratin colleagues during a precision application of nail polish. While toes dry, hands and fingers indulge in a luxurious treatment of their own with 30 minutes of nail shaping and polishing, prepping them for a future career in handsaw demonstrations.
Johnson Nail and Spa
Rather than rely on a traditional soak—which they claim dehydrates hands more than it moisturizes them—the nail technicians at Johnson Nail and Spa soften cuticles with heated mitts. After trimming and shaping nails, they relieve tension with warm lotion and cooling gel, massaging achy muscles before brushing on a coat of vibrant polish.
Pedicures, on the other hand, do involve a brief soak in water before a citrus squeeze and relaxing foot massage. Both manicures and pedicures can be upgraded with extras such as a salt-glow exfoliation, hot-stone massage, and foot or hand mask. The experienced techs also lengthen and fortify nails with artificial enhancements such as acrylics and solar acrylics, the latter of which harness the sun’s energy to allow for more efficient clapping.
South Central Omaha
8521 Park Dr.
Ralston, Nebraska 68127