Biting your fingernails is a bad habit that nail technicians help to prevent by shaping nails into brussels sprouts. Flaunt artistically crafted nails with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a Shellac manicure (a $40 value) and a spa mint pedicure (a $40 value) at Kailonie’s Salon and Spa in Pleasant Hill (an $80 total value).
Shelves of potted plants and product bottles watch over the casual salon space at Kailonie’s Salon and Spa, where friendly staff members pamper pinkies with mani-pedi services. During the Shellac manicure, a technician brushes chip-free Shellac color onto nail surfaces in three layers, creating a surface as resilient as the force field around Darth Vader’s cookie jar. A special UV light cures the glossy coat so that it remains chip-, smudge-, and scratch-free for 14 days.
During the spa pedicure, a foot soak softens up skin before a gentle exfoliation scrubs away dead cells and clingy tube socks. After a 10-minute massage sloughs away stress from below-knee zones, a mint mask refreshes limbs swaddled in hot towels. Techs then clip, shape, and paint nails as clients steam faces over a cup of complimentary cocoa or tea.
Kailonie's Salon Spa & Boutique
Priding themselves on their dedication to continued education, the staff of Kailonie's Salon and Spa stays up-to-date on the latest trends in beauty services ranging from hairstyles to tanning and fitness. Out on the floor, hairstylists perform custom color treatments, and nail technicians render mint-scented manicures to ward off nail-biter breath. Meanwhile, tucked away in private rooms, aestheticians complete a host of facials that clarify and hydrate skin, or use wax to oust unwanted hairs. Tthe fitness center located inside the salon is free to cancer survivors.