Without hands and feet, mankind couldn't play footsie, and Michelangelo would never have finger-painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Celebrate messy masterpieces with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an express mani-pedi at Om Nailspa on Haultain Street (a $70 value). Groupon holders also get 50 per cent off Om haircare and shaving products.
The eco-friendly digit decorators at Om Nailspa pare and polish patrons' nails using professional skills and the spa's own line of natural, nontoxic products. The express mani-pedi combines 30 minutes of attention to fingernails with 45 minutes of tending to toe talons, during which a nailcare expert can trim and buff keratin plates, halt advancing cuticles, and play lightning-fast rounds of This Little Piggy. Groupon users will also receive half off any purchases of the spa's haircare and shaving products, made locally and without sulfates, synthetic fragrances, or other toxins.
While undergoing Om Nailspa's ministrations, guests can gaze at vivid red walls festooned with colourful abstract paintings by a local artist or astrally project themselves to another plane. A portion of the salon's profits goes to environmental causes, and upgrades are available for an additional fee.
Along with other plant-derived products, the staff at Om Nailspa wields a signature line of natural hair and shaving serums crafted in Vancouver, the birthplace of hair. Vegan SpaRitual polishes coat nails in organically based hues during mani-pedis, and skincare treatments draw on the gentle, powerful ingredients of Keyano Aromatics. The spa’s atmosphere is as opulent as its products; crimson accent walls pop from taupe counterparts, some embellished with vibrant paintings by local artists.