When improperly applied, makeup can have a harsh and unsettling effect on its onlookers, much like Richard Nixon's portrayal of Hamlet. Go easy on the eyes with today's Groupon: for $99, you get your choice of permanent makeup for both eyebrows, permanent eyeliner on upper and lower lids, or permanent lip liner at Natural Nail Care Salon (a $350 value).
The trained cosmetologists of Natural Nail Care Salon help reduce the hassles of everyday makeup application with applications of permanent pigment. First, a topical numbing agent dulls the area as guests recline in soft chairs. Next, a digital pigmentation device equipped with sealed, sterile, and one-time-use cartridges applies hypoallergenic, mineral-based pigment directly into the dermal layer. Technicians can fill in eyebrows, dot eyeliner on both upper and lower lids or one or the other, or outline mouths with pretty hues in a process that often requires no downtime and leaves makeup pencils free to finally overthrow chopsticks. Though the makeup is permanent, many people require touchups, which are not included with this Groupon.
Natural Nail Care Salon
At Natural Nail Care Salon, manicures are both a soothing indulgence and a step toward healthier hands. The technicians conduct mani-pedi services for natural nails exclusively, grooming and buffing them with Swedish Mavala products that enhance nails' flexibility and strength. Just as the techs avoid artificial nails, their products eschew synthetics: Mavala formulas contain no harsh chemicals, and the salon's Essie and Zoya polishes are formaldehyde-free. Clients sit at a sprawling nail bar that seats up to nine for hand treatments, then retire to pedicure chairs, where stainless-steel foot tubs ensure clean soaks. The attention of the seasoned staff often ensures that polish stays bright for weeks on end, instead of flaking when anxious friends ask to borrow nails for biting.
Nails may be the salon's focus, but each technician also boasts an additional specialty. Salon owner Jessica Stannard channels her hairstyling background with cut, color, and texturizing treatments, and licensed aesthetician Amanda Ancell nourishes complexions. Amanda's facials and chemical peels use personalized combinations of products based on the client's skin type and conditions, and each treatment includes a massage to relieve muscular tension around the cheekbones. The spa menu also includes waxing, eyelash extensions, and permanent-makeup applications.