Like garden weeds, nails continue to grow no matter how frequently you nibble on them. Tend your digital plots with today’s Groupon: for $48, you get a chocolate mani-pedi package at Lulu’s Hair Parlor in O’Fallon (a $100 value). The package includes:
- 30-minute Shellac manicure
- One-hour Shellac pedicure
- Homemade chocolate scrub
- Plate of chocolates
- Hot chocolate beverage<p>
Inside Lulu’s Hair Parlor’s ’50s-inspired studio, nail tamers revamp digit tips during sweetly scented 90-minute mani-pedis. Clients sit back in one of the effulgent orange plush chairs with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and nibble from a plate of chocolates as the nail whisperer files finger faces, removing jagged edges and remnants from last week’s pie-eating contest. Under the sparkles of a hanging disco ball, excess cuticle skin along nail borders gets a shaping before epidermises undergo a revitalizing homemade chocolate-scrub exfoliation that sheds dead skin to aid the appearance of younger-looking hands. Foot fingers receive all the same pampering treatments of the manicure, including a scrub that rids pavement pounders of the rough skin and barnacles acquired from barefoot frolics. A splashing of Shellac polish in the client’s choice of hue dances elegantly across nails for a digit-prettifying finale.
Lulu’s greets guests with a plethora of vintage wall hangings splattered across the salon’s interior. Eyes wander, lingering at each nostalgic piece before noticing the mural-painted floors and homey individual salon stations. As patrons receive pampering services, they are reminded of a simpler time when Elvis tunes ruled the radio and scientists hadn’t yet discovered the fifth dimension.
LuLu's Hair Parlor
The vintage posters and floor murals in LuLu’s Hair Parlor call to mind the quirky, anything-goes philosophy of 1950s Las Vegas. Like the decor that surrounds them on all sides, the salon’s staffers negotiate the delicate balance between stylish and charming. Amid images of pinup girls and Rosie the Riveter, stylists cut and color hair and sculpt fancy updos for special occasions. Nearby, certified nail technicians prepare their clients for sockless sock hops with mani-pedis and acrylic nails.