Nail polish was invented around 3,000 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 $35, you get the Royal Treatment "House" manicure and pedicure at Platinum Lounge Hair Salon (a $75 value), located near the corner of Portrero and Amat streets.
Comfy salon chairs and friendly, skilled aestheticians welcome bipeds to the warm, inviting Platinum Lounge Hair Salon, setting the stage for a relaxing and artful pampering and polishing of the paws. Put your hands and feet where a member of the skilled staff can analyze them, and you'll be rewarded with a neat trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. The skilled ’curists will massage your feet with their hands and your hands with their feet, leaving your handlebars and kickstands feeling buttery and spry. A deliberate scrub and polishing concludes your transformation from hand and foot abandon to extreme extremity envy. Request a dust-up of any problem area and the specialist will gladly acquiesce, leaving your finger helmets fully customized and primped to your liking.
High ceilings and colorful walls surround the pampered and their pamperers inside Platinum Lounge Hair Salon's clean, comfortable facility, where the hospitable staff works as a team to tend to appendages in an efficient, friendly manner. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
When stylist Leslie Vasquez first opened Platinum Lounge back in 1999, she beautified the coifs of her growing clientele with only a short list of basic hair services. After the salon's 2004 relocation to its current space in Santa Cruz, Leslie expanded its staff and menu of services to run the pulchritudinous gamut from nailcare to makeup applications, waxing, and UV-free tanning. Now wielding 25 years of experience in her field, Vasquez leads experienced stylists as they re-invent coifs with her specialty hair extensions, all-natural Rene Futerer hair color, and smoothing keratin treatments. Manicures and pedicures pamper fingers and toes, and aestheticians customize hair-removal to each client's skin type with a choice of eight different wax formulas.