Our fingers and toes help us accomplish vital daily tasks, such as flossing, wearing flip-flops, and massaging peanuts until they let out their butters. Give your peanut tenderizers a buff with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of lavish services at The Nail Shop, with a location on Grand Avenue in Grand Lake and one in Walnut Creek. This Groupon covers a deluxe mani-pedi or can be applied toward $50 worth of any other available services.
The Nail Shop's signature manicure ($10) and pedicure ($15) procedures cover all the keratin bases. Cuticles become cute, nail edges assume supple shapes, nails don bright, glossy new coats, and hands and feet are gently kneaded like hard-boiled eggs under the Easter Bunny's paw. A deluxe manicure ($15) adds in an exfoliating citrus rub, a vitamin E cream, and a warm-towel wrap, and deluxe toe-helmet beautification procedures employ the luxurious revivifying properties of ice cream, chocolate mint, lavender, or eucalyptus ($35). Follicular concerns can be eased with the salon's suite of waxing services, from simple lip ($5) and underarm ($12) treatments to more elaborate back ($30) and Brazilian-style ($40) de-fuzzing.
At the Walnut Creek boutique, guests lounge in bright white wheely chairs and gaze at ornate patterns in gleaming gold wallpaper; the Oakland location charms with stately high ceilings and royal purple curtains. Making an appointment, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, is highly recommended but not required.
The Nail Shop was named Best Nail Shop by Oakland magazine readers. Examiner.com also named it one of the best East Bay nail salons. And though Yelpers give the Walnut Creek location an average of 2.5 stars and have mixed opinions about the business's service, Yelpers give the Oakland location an average of three stars and praise the quality.
- An Oakland staple when you mention the words “the nail shop” everyone knows what you're talking about. The Nail Shop is an almost always busy and bustling nail shop, but the atmosphere is nothing like some of the “hole in the wall” shops that are near the Grand Ave location. – Kasey Ellison, Examiner.com