Our fingers and toes help us accomplish vital daily tasks such as flossing, wearing flip-flops, and massaging peanuts until they let out their butters. Give your peanut tenderizers a buff with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a mani-pedi at Silhouettes Salon (a $50 value).
Floor-to-ceiling windows grant natural light unlimited access to the contented countenance of each client as they kick back amid sleek décor sporting plush purple seats and sparkling mirrors. During each mani-pedi, disbelieving eyes gawk as neighboring phalanges transform thanks to a series of perfecting processes that starts with a cuticle-oil treatment. Next, a warm bath preps skin for the osmotic absorption of a lavender-and-jojoba moisturizer, facilitated by a massage from a friendly pair of nimble arm paddles. Hard-working shoe fillers get extra attention in a foaming foot spa, which primes calluses for swift removal before a sugar scrub provides supplementary sloughing. Cucumbers utilize their stockpiles of photosynthesis to deliver the power of the sun directly to thirsty heels, fortifying them against crafty banana-peel landmines. Each hand and foot cure ends with a cheery glaze of professional quality OPI polish, allowing revitalized digits to revisit the pleasures of sandals and romantic, bare-knuckled crab-walks on the beach.
Silhouettes By The Beach
Light streams through floor-to-ceiling windows inside the aptly named Silhouettes By The Beach, a beauty emporium located steps away from the sparkling waves of Ventura Harbor. During hair appointments, clients lounge in squared-off, custom-made purple chairs lined up in front of head-to-toe mirrors. These reflect stylists as they snip split ends, attach extensions, or coat strands in protein treatments—good for locks that lift a lot of weights.
Elsewhere in the soothing confines, the salon’s manicure stations boast OPI nail lacquer that blankets fingernails and toenails with bright pops of color. Aestheticians perform custom facial treatments capped off with soothing massages of the neck, arms, hands, and face, and massage therapists use Swedish techniques to banish tension throughout the body.