The body stands up to gravity's bullying every day, while the mind and soul leisurely spend their time playing Sudoku and filling up on chicken soup. Give your body the attention it deserves with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an oasis mani-pedi and mimosa (a $30 value), or $30 worth of facial waxing and a mimosa at Oasis Pamper Bar in Emeryville.
At Oasis Pamper Bar, beauty wranglers tame wild hangnails and corral stampeding bodily strands in a relaxing retreat flanked by light-kissed bay windows, lush plants, and earth-toned walls. The official salon of the Oakland Raiderettes, Oasis has an emphasis on ongoing education to keep the staff sharp, and offers a complimentary mimosa that mellows mature patrons and helps them break the ice with the luxurious leather styling chair they’re about to cuddle up to. The oasis mani-pedi begins as toes frolic in private whirlpools and fingers enjoy a softening soak and game of Marco Polo in a nearby bathing pool. After calming calluses with a vigorous eucalyptus scrub, keratin keepers shape nails, coddle cuticles, and tenderly massage all four outlying appendages before crowning them with jewel-toned lacquer or buff.
If unwanted bristle is your body’s bane, warm wax shepherds can save follicles from trespassing onto faces by whisking whiskers from sideburns ($7), chins ($8), and lips ($5). Or enlist nimble fingers to exorcise buttressing bristle from peeper arches during eyebrow-design sessions ($15), architecting graceful, cathedral-like countenances or woolly supports for tiny Roman eye-queducts.
Oasis Pamper Bar
Oasis Pamper Bar's staff of stylists, makeup artists, and aestheticians ushers in body-wide beauty with a full complement of meticulous treatments. The staff spruces unkempt nails, soothes visages with one of six specialized facials, and renders fuzz-laden hides smooth enough to play shuffleboard on with a slathering of wax and a quick flick of the wrist. Lavish pamper parties cater to larger groups that may rent out the spa space and its style-savvy personnel for a night of mass beautification.
3823 San Pablo Ave.
Emeryville, California 94608