Nail polish was invented around 3000 BC in ancient China—a fact that's doubly remarkable considering that human fingernails were only invented last year. Celebrate this admirable foresight with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a mani-pedi (a $50 value) with a paraffin dip (a $10 value) and a hot-stone leg massage (a $20 value) at Nails by Jodie at O’Haira Salon (an $80 total value).
Nails by Jodie, ensconced within a Gone with the Wind–themed salon, funnels elegant Southern flair into phalanges with a luxurious manicure and pedicure. Helmed by an experienced nail technician, a battalion of nail sergeants hones upper and lower sets of decadigits with a cuticle cleanup, nail trimming, and shaping, creating ideal polishing palettes or a convenient spot to inscribe a Social Security number. Hands then dive into a vat of skin-smoothing paraffin wax, which seals in moisture and fashions a sleek surface for the hand and arm massage. Conversely, ped pamperings include a layering of hot towels onto leg or pogo-stick appendages, with the addition of a hot-stone leg and foot massage to melt away any remaining stress.