Like garden weeds, nails continue to grow no matter how frequently you nibble on them. Tend your digital plots with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a Shellac manicure or a gel manicure at Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge in Fort Collins (up to a $45 value).
Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge's co-owner Shelley Kessler-Jolley draws upon a quarter century of digit pampering and polishing experience to beautify hand appendages. To begin each manicure, nails relax with a buff, a file, and a cuticle grooming designed to slough away rough edges and clingy finger puppets. After shaping nails, a nail specialist kicks off Shellac manicures by applying smooth, shiny coats of eco-friendly Zoya nail lacquer—featured in Women's Health magazine as the Best Long-Lasting Nail Polish in 2008—to ensure two–three weeks of chip-free flaunting. Alternatively, lightweight gel polish—free of toluene, formaldehyde, and camphor—lends digits prismatic pizzazz with simple, Mother Nature-approved ingredients similar to those used by feral nails in the wild. Each manicure also works out tension with cuticle oil and hand lotion during a gentle massage.
Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge
The arsenal of products at Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge serves as evidence of the staff’s discriminating eye for beauty. Though the trio of nail technicians and a hair stylist demonstrate a knack for personal prettiness by performing haircuts, color applications, manicures, and pedicures, they demonstrate an equal commitment to the beauty of their planet by using top-quality, natural ingredients that don’t expose clients to unnecessary chemicals.
By splashing sustainable elixirs such as Igora by Schwarzkopf or Gehwol bamboo scrub rife with avocado oil, algae extract, and honey, they minimize their carbon footprints. They take this quest for a small carbon footprint quite literally—the salon actually carries Planet Flops flip-flops made from natural rubber. Since 10 trees are planted for each pair sold, any customer who happens to have 20 legs and 20 feet could give birth to an entire forest.