The Hamburglar started out as a hand burglar but soon found that unkempt appendages could not be sold on the black market, even on the dollar menu. Offer up a side of manicured fingers with each handshake with the help of today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a hot-stone mani-pedi at Salon Yetmir (a $100 value).
Overseen by stylist Yetmir Keqa, Salon Yetmir's nail techs coddle paws and hooves with more than 200 shades of Zoya nail polish during digit-enhancing mani-pedis. The hot-stone manicure and pedicure soothe extremities with natural nail-care products from France and Switzerland, where the world's last remaining packs of wild hand models roam freely. After aestheticians neaten nails and cuticles, a hot-stone massage for hands up to elbows and feet up to knees plunges patrons further into relaxation as heated rocks radiate warmth into wearied muscles. The 90- to 120-minute total treatment concludes with applause from a live studio audience and choice of polish from more than 200 formaldehyde-free, vegan-friendly Zoya shades. Guests are welcome to sip complimentary macchiato coffee or hot tea as their paws prettify, or gaze upon the studio's modern aesthetic of hardwood floors, black leather chairs, and warm green walls.
When beautifying the heads and bodies of his clientele, Yetmir Keqa of Salon Yetmir draws from eastern European roots, an apprenticeship at James Brett Coiffure, and a natural stockpile of dry wit and sincerity that helps to ease minds. During hair services for men, women, and youth, Mr. Keqa caters to his subjects' personalities and penchants for auditioning for shampoo commercials, using products by Davines and colour infused with milk protein. Facials and massages soothe away stress and brighten countenances, and mani-pedis leave extremities ready for first-impression handshakes. While clients admire glossy black treatment chairs and full-length, thick-bordered mirrors, they sip a complimentary macchiato that lightens the mood and keeps hair awake long enough to say goodbye to its split ends.