Without spas, terrycloth bathrobes would have to make ends meet by taking part-time jobs as car-wash rags and Muppets. Help keep bathwear gainfully employed with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of nail and spa services at Pauline's NailSpa in Des Moines.
The beautification masters at Pauline’s NailSpa enliven paws and mugs with a plethora of nail, face, and waxing services. Patrons can treat five-pronged pals to a french manicure ($18) or cover existing keratin sheets with artificial silk nails, comprising Pauline’s own mixture of pure China silk and fiberglass resin that leaves talons as soft as a teddy bear’s teddy bear ($45 for a full set). A dermal master soothes face-skin during the anti-aging facial, complete with a custom mask, a massage, and a protective moisturizer ($40). Waxing services evict unwanted follicles, including upper-lip fuzz ($10) and full-leg pricklies ($50), and brows can be tinted to match the color of your favorite Power Ranger ($20).
Located blocks from Redondo Beach, this chic, mocha-hued retreat plays host to large, vibrant works of art, a full posse of flowers and potted plants, and plush leather and suede chairs ideal for supporting weary bodies as they wait to sneak-attack their aesthetician with a hug. Relaxation seekers can soothe dehydrated maws with complimentary champagne and non-alcoholic beverages, or laze about in the babbling fountain if they bring along a full wetsuit and water wings.
Pauline's Nail Spa
Pauline of Pauline's Nail Spa doesn't rest on her laurels. It's not enough that she owns her own nail salon outfitted with tasteful mahogany-toned walls and plush pedicure thrones, she also designs her own nail services. Pauline's proprietary silk-wrap nail process offers an eco-friendly alternative to traditional faux nails with 100% China silk and fiberglass resin that leave clients with long, sturdy, glossy nails. Clients can also opt for traditional, Shellac, spa, and organic mani-pedis, or they can settle into cushioned pedicure chairs that end in warm footbaths. In a separate room, aestheticians deliver results-focused, European-style facials that include deep cleanings, conditioning steams, and light massages to raise the spirits and bring the skin to a radiance that could earn its own office on the color wheel.