What You'll Get
Fingernails are the feared predator of stubborn stickers but the best friend of scratch-n-sniff stickers, which causes great turmoil between sticker tribes. Remove your fingernails from the equation by making them too good to go near stickers with today's peacekeeping deal: for $45, you get a citrus mani-pedi (a $74 value) and $26 toward any waxing service at Red & White Spa in SoHo. As an added bonus, Groupon holders can receive half off a same-day customized facial.
The citrus manicure and pedicure earn their name with an infusion of citrus oil, vitamin C, and Froot Loop extract. Slices of orange- and lemon-colored fruits act as the catalyst inside the specialized exfoliating scrub. The natural antioxidants contained inside the elixir will permeate your doughnut grabbers, rehydrating thirsty skin with the same pheromones that drive butterflies wild. Hands will receive a replenishing lotion, and feet will be wrapped in a softening mask, leaving both sets of wing tips feeling as light and fresh as the day they were regenerated. A nail smoothing and polishing completes the rejuvenating, 75-minute procedure.
Use your Groupon toward any combination of waxing services. If the total is greater than $26, just pay the difference. However, there are plenty of possibilities that can be had without a surcharge. Evict wispy chin whiskers ($8), clear an underarm for better deodorant adhesion ($16), resurface a single arm ($26), or prepare for swimsuit season with a bikini wax ($19).
Although in the past, some people found that the quality of service fluctuated, Red & White Spa has recently changed ownership, and most customers grant absolution for its top-notch treatments. Red & White Spa is recommended in New York magazine, Citysearchers give it four stars, and Yelpers give it three:
- The intimate spa’s public spaces remain true to its chromatic name: Circular crimson carpets polka dot the floor, ruby walls rise around clients and nearly every stick of furniture plays on the theme. – Andrew Sessa, New York
- I have tried almost every service and I love the facials. They do wonders. The massages leave me in a state of bliss every single time. There is no fancy decor, neither snobby atmosphere. This [sic] people give you all the best. – experience09, Citysearch
- The Citrus pedicure was absolutely A+. My pedicurist was very thorough and calming...Overall, I was very very much relaxed when I left...Ivana, my masseuse was very nice and thorough. – Lindsay I., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Appointment required. Must use in one visit. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Red and White Spa
Sometimes one of the most relaxing things is a simple ritual—knowing exactly what is supposed to happen next without even thinking about it. The same sequence of events unfolds at each of Red and White Spa's four locations. As soft music plays, a friendly staffer greets each client and immediately offers him or her a complimentary glass of lemon- or cucumber-infused water. In-depth consultations are next on the agenda. The spa's experts listen to each client's goals and beauty concerns, and then together they select the perfect treatment.
The process is one of the reasons the spa with the red and white decor is successful. Testimonials praise the relaxing atmosphere and little extras offered by the spa, as well as the spa's services. These include facials that use products from such reputable brands as Dermalogica and Intracuticals, and classic waxing.