Pedicures give feet a break from the daily monotony of walking to bus stops and drop-kicking unsolvable Rubik's cubes. Pamper paws with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a manicure with choice of shellac or paraffin-wax dip and sea-spa pedicure (up to a $70 value) at Pure Elements Salon & Spa in Happy Valley.
Pure Elements' nail specialists work in cahoots with Shellac polish and paraffin wax to beautify digits with specialty manicures. The 45- to 60-minute manicure ($20) pampers typing tools with a similar exfoliating wash and hand massage, and an experienced technician nurtures cuticles and shapes keratin cubes. The manicure experience allows patrons to opt for the relentless color of Shellac gel ($10) or instead paint tips with a different polish after softening skin in a paraffin-wax dip ($7). During a one-hour sea-spa pedicure ($40), a nail guru enhances standard talon shaping by massaging calves and feet to stimulate circulation and confirm that clients are not wooden puppets. A sugar or sea-salt scrub then exfoliates soles and eradicates calluses before a foot mask hydrates depleted paws. At no extra charge, clients may request a french mani-pedi, but only if they can aptly roll their r s.
Pure Elements Salon & Spa
Pure Elements Salon & Spa uses all-natural Aveda products on clients from head to toe. The company also follows through with Aveda's green mission to beautify without harming the earth. The skilled staff members peruse Aveda's robust selection of eco-consciously harvested serums, shampoos, and lotions as they prepare for a range of spa services that includes hair, skin, massage, makeup, and nail treatments for both men and women. Nail technicians exfoliate feet with an all-natural sea-salt scrub before polishing toes. Massage therapists use natural elements during the hydra-stone massage, which, as its name suggests, incorporates both water and hot stones to make muscles as loose as a procrastination club’s meeting times. Aestheticians slough dulling dead skin cells from the face with microdermabrasion, facials, and glycolic peels. Clients can mix and match a combination of Pure Elements’ services to build extra-long spa packages or bridal packages to spiff up ladies on their big days.
11211 SE 82nd Ave.
Happy Valley, Oregon 97086