If left untended, hands have been known to flee arms and take up residence with Addams families. Keep hands from autonomy with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a Shellac manicure with removal at Nail Talk and Hair in Littleton (a $45 value).
Nail Talk and Hair's skilled nail techs buff away roughness and polish away dullness to leave piggies with a poised, professional look. A gel-like polish that dries instantly, Shellac lasts for up to 14 days of resilient wear and simultaneously strengthens nails to leave them impervious to chips, smudges, or barracuda attacks. Over the course of 30 minutes, the nail gurus trim, shape, and file nails and nip and push cuticles, making room for a coating of the lustrous Shellac, which then firmly sets with help from UV light and a single glance from the neighborhood Medusa. For $5 more, customers may opt to upgrade from a single Shellac color to Shellac french tips, and this Groupon may also be used for a 15-minute Shellac removal immediately before or two weeks following the manicure.
Nail Talk and Hair
Angie Cummings never thought she'd own a salon. When her husband surprised her by buying one, she worried about expanding her clientele beyond the loyal fans of her at-home nail business. "So I kind of just stumbled into [this business], honestly. But it has been the biggest blessing," she says. "There's never a day, ever, that I wake up and think, 'I don't want to work.'"
The turnaround came when Cummings realized she could "[sit] there talking to people" as she boosted their confidence beautifying their nails. The salon is fresh from recent redecorating, which included painting the walls a soothing neutral color and filling tall vases with even taller reeds. Within the new salon, massaging pedicure chairs cushion clients during luxurious spa services, and oval portrait mirrors capture the flash of stylists' scissors and twinkling eyes as they customize fashionable cuts.