If left untended, hands have been known to flee arms and take up residence with Addams families. Keep hands from autonomy with today's Groupon: for $22, you get either a one-hour deluxe spa pedicure (a $45 value) or a one-hour deluxe spa manicure (a $45 value) by Liz at Salon Nouveau.
In her salon in Clovis, owner and certified nail tech Liz Hotlen restores tired trotters and mussed-up mitts with placid pampering. The deluxe pedicure begins with basic nail trimming, filing, and buffing, and is followed by a callus-canceling treatment and sloughing raspberry sugar scrub. Lower limb terminals then get slathered with an invigorating peppermint mask, wrapped in steamy hot towels, and soothingly massaged before a finishing swipe of traditional polish. The deluxe manicure includes an almond-sugar scrub to erase ashy patches, gentle massage, and a vanilla paraffin dip to seal in hydrated goodness. Lastly, a coat of CND Shellac or Gelish leaves nails with a mirror-like stroke of color sans chips for up to three weeks, accommodating long-winded desktop invisible piano sonatas.
With the sub-quantum drying time of zero minutes, CND Shellac flies in the face of the beauty salon space-time continuum. It lasts for 14 days, won't nick or smudge, is free of misbehaving photons, formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP, and must be removed by a professional. Similarly, Gelish gel nail polish sets under lamp light in minutes, lasts about three weeks, and dissolves completely with a 15-minute bath in Gelish Soak Off Remover ($8.99).
Serendipity Salon and Spa
Seasoned beautician Alicia Armstrong calls upon 20 years of experience when tricking out fingers and toes with dazzling cosmetic products. Her menu of nail-embellishing services dignifies digits with spa manicures and pedicures, applications of colorful acrylics, and college diplomas for each fingertip. Alicia honed her skills for 15 years at Opryland Hotel's salon and spa in Nashville, and currently mans the reins at Serendipity Salon and Spa.
455 Pollasky Ave.
Clovis, California 93612Get Directions