People choose their nail-polish shade based on the season, their outfit, or their need to hide unnoticed inside a berry patch. Find a perfect match with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for an express manicure with an OPI gel polish application (a $50 value)
- $45 for an express manicure with three OPI gel polish applications (a $100 value)<p>
Master nail technician Melyssa Shoemaker pampers hands, trims nails, and whittles down cuticles before applying polish from OPI’s new line of gel colors. The polish, which is thinner than OPI’s Axxium soak-off gel, cures under LED lights and dries nearly instantly into coats that can last weeks without chipping.<p>
Housed within an Aveda Concept Salon, Ritual Esthetics stands apart from its peers thanks to owner Melyssa Shoemaker and her years of rigorous training, which began at the Pebec School of Esthetics and continued during her apprenticeship as a nail technician at Gallery 295. Melyssa’s extensive experience culminated in 2001, when she earned master nail technician status at Creative Nail Design Academy and soon afterward embarked on her own business in London’s ultra-modern, multi-level Wabi Sabi Hair Artistry salon.
Today, Melyssa continues to perform waxing services and mani-pedis with the care and precision one might expect from a master. Tucked away in private pedicure rooms replete with black stone floors and colourful art, she whittles away at calluses as warm water swirls around toes, evoking nostalgia for childhood baths in tubs of chicken soup. Among shelves stocked with Aveda products sit bottles of OPI’s gel nail polish, which cures faster than OPI’s Axxium soak-off gel and can stay chip-free for weeks.