What You'll Get
A rejuvenating day at the spa leaves attendees feeling temporarily impervious to the detrimental effects of aging, gravity, and clown makeup. Today's deal gives you an escape and the power to choose from an array of indulgences at Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Concord. For $25, you get $50 toward a pedicure, facial, massage, or any other spa service offered at this hub of relaxation and rejuvenation.
The website is light on service details, due to peckish cyber-moths, but rest assured Merle Norman offers a fully stocked lineup of spa and make-up consultation services. A friendly staff is prepared to wait on your hands and feet with a dreamy spa pedicure ($40). Reinforce your toe helmets with a glistening coating, leaving them as strong and unabashed as a yolk of prideful oxen. Put your Groupon toward a chemical peel with facial ($90) to see what it's like to live adult life with a baby face, just like Prad Bitt in The Noteworthy Notion of Willoughby Waistcoat. Your skin will be re-softened to doughy levels, while imperfections will be harshly instructed to take a hike off a cliff. Or give yourself a break with a 60- ($75) or 90-minute ($90) massage, and an experienced massage therapist will comb your muscular system for knots to promptly untie.
Merle Norman studios are also well known for their makeup services. Get a makeup lesson to learn how to properly apply your daily dose of concealer, mascara, and lipstick, or consult with an expert beauty master during an in-depth skin assessment, to find out what ails your exterior and how you can improve it. Your Groupon can't be used for products, but you can take these lessons with you for life. Carry them around on your person like a useful Polly Pocket, just waiting for the right chance to drop some knowledge on your own face.
Valid at the Concord location only, and you must use your entire Groupon all at once.
Though Merle Norman customers are far too relaxed to bother writing online reviews, two SpaFinders give the spa a perfect five stars:
- Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere. I got a 1 hr pedicure and I loved it! I'm planning on going back soon and would reccommend [sic] this to any busy mommy who needs a break! – amy81, SpaFinder
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Must redeem in single visit. Not valid on products. By appointment only. Valid at Concord location only. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Merle Norman of Concord Mills & Spa
In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right—within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms.
Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services—from foundation checks to express facials—allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.