Nail polish was invented around 3000 BC in ancient China—a fact that's doubly remarkable considering that human fingernails were only invented last year. Celebrate this admirable foresight with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get your choice of one luxury mani-pedi (a $130 value) from the Sweet Shoppe at Just Calm Down Spa in the Flatiron district. The spa is running a special through October 10; however, this Groupon offers a better deal and is good for one year.
Pamper your body's most distal members with one of the Sweet Shoppe's eight mani-pedi specialty treatments, with names such as The Mysterious Wisteria Lane and Laguna Be-Otch, that shine nails, cute-ify cuticles, smooth skin, and ready each finger for its close-up. The Ambrosia, for example, turns digits into decadent desserts by soaking them in milk and honey before exfoliating them with fresh fruit and closing with a spiced rubdown. The Grape Gatsby, meanwhile, takes a break from hosting extravagant bootlegger parties to exfoliate skin with a blend of grapeseed oil and red wine—which dissolves dead skin with gentle fruit acid and hydrates it with antioxidant-rich juice—before a grapeseed-oil scrub deeply moisturizes your extremities' exteriors. For a special fall treat, bliss out with a savory tipple from "Grandma's secret stash" while the Pumpkin for Your Thoughts soaks the hands and feet in holiday spices and then swaddles them in a cinnamon-infused pumpkin wrap and scrub before carving each keratin into a luminous miniature jack-o'-lantern.
Chic café-style furniture, a scintillating soundtrack of cool jazz and blues, and a skylight flooding with natural light give Just Calm Down Spa a Parisian ambiance, minus the rudeness and smooth-talking skunks. Call to schedule your appointment.
Although Yelpers give it an average of 2.5 stars, Just Calm Down has received praise from critics and customers alike. The spa is a New York Magazine Critics' Pick, and more than 130 Citysearchers give it a near-perfect 4.5-star average. Four hundred Facebookers are fans.
- Guests appreciate the spa's intimate feel, the use of all-natural products, and the opportunity to customize every aspect of their services, from the oils and lotions to the music. – Leah Black, New York Magazine
- I love this place! Tara the owner is the best! I feel so comfortable every time I come here and they make me forget about every stress I have in my life! Their treatments are amazing! They make everything themselves! – Bridgetann, Citysearch
Just Calm Down Spa
Just Calm Down Spa’s opulent atmosphere permeates every detail of the jewel-like space robed in richly hued art, where aestheticians called royal specialists dote on clients with a roster of luxuriant services infused with precious ingredients including chocolate, figs, and generous pools of essential oils. Inside private treatment rooms, the royal specialists tailor each client’s experience to his or her whims, ensuring the most delectable aromatherapy oils scent raindrop, hot-stone, heated waterbed, and foot massages, and consulting with clients about areas that may need more therapeutic attention. Before skin-perfecting facial services, royal specialists again lend their ears to clients who detail their skin’s conditions and their beauty regimens, helping the professionals select the proper skincare products to achieve glowing, supple façades. Away from the private spa treatment area, a naturally lit nail salon’s parisian details belie decadent manicure and pedicure services, including chocolate-fondue soaks, pumpkin-spiced wraps, and gentle grape-seed exfoliation. Just Calm Down Spa also plies visitors with indulgent daylong spa packages for bodies especially in need of pampering after breaking pogo-stick world records.
30 W 18th St.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions