Like Jacksons, fingers and toes perform best in groups of five and when dressed in matching colors. Pamper your appendage-quintets with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a Shellac gel manicure and spa pedicure at Pretty in Pink Studio in Hamilton (a $75.71 value, including HST).
The expert nail technicians at Pretty in Pink Studios nurture hands and feet with pampering and nail-painting services. Hands prepare for glamorous roof-raisings with colourful coats of Shellac’s soak-off gel polish. Each gel layer bathes briefly under the glow of ultraviolet light, hardening the polish and strengthening nails’ resolve to stop petting the cat backward. During the manicure, which lasts about 30–45 minutes, nail tenders shape nails, curb delinquent cuticles, and administer a soothing massage. Toes wiggle with renewed vigour after the spa’s 35- to 45-minute pedicure, during which technicians whittle toenails and tame cuticles, exfoliate heels, and reward treaders with a massage. A final polish makes feet as beautiful as the spa’s rotating selection of local art, which incorporates jewellery, paintings, knitted goods, stained glass, and mosaics of Achilles’ exfoliated heel made from chipped polish.