Manicures reward our selfless hands, which risk their honor by scrubbing floors and reaching for the last cookie on a stranger's plate. Pardon their reach with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a manicure (a $25 value) and a pedicure (a $39 value) at Salon Escape in Mesa (a $64 total value).
The nail technicians at Salon Escape transform hands and feet into fashion accessories during 60-minute manicures and pedicures. Manicures begin with an exfoliant that smoothes rough palms and finger pads into soft, sensitive vehicles for exploration. Technicians then file ragged nails into regular, geometric shapes, prune cuticles into half-moons, and buff ridges from nails before sealing their handiwork under glossy lacquer. Pedicures begin with a whirlpool bath, which softens callused heels and loosens dead cells so they may be buffed away during a subsequent scrubbing. A massage revives weary arches and gently stretches out scrunched toes, leaving feet relaxed as technicians gather them up to tidy nail beds and paint on polish.