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.
$35 for a Luxury Mani-Pedi ($71 Value)
Before colorful polish is painted on, the 90-minute mani-pedi begins with a nail trimming and cuticle grooming. The luxury treatment also includes a hot-stone massage, an exfoliating salt glow, a citrus squeeze for the feet, and a complementary soft drink.
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.