Having to wait for wet nail polish to dry curbs people's natural urges to plunge fingers into frosting or tickle the mailman too hard. Keep paws in line with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Shellac manicure at Southwest Nails in Littleton (a $44 value).
The talented talon technicians at Southwest Nails create long-lasting finger-shield shine with help from long-lasting Shellac polish. The 45-minute pamperfest commences with a careful filing, shaping, and buffing, followed by a scrub and hand massage, ultimately refining tensomes until they reflect the flawless perfection of a valedictorian diamond. The benign rays of a UV lamp then fuse pigment to nails to create up to two weeks of chipless mirror finish in one of more than 31 stylish hues. The spa's cozy interior invites guests to decorate their digits amid Southwestern touches including Native American–themed artwork, vibrant throw pillows, and a cactus with exquisitely maintained cuticles.
Light streams in through Southwest Salon's wall-to-wall windows, flooding the intimate studio and illuminating the expert nail technicians as they trim cuticles, apply an exfoliating sugar scrub, gently buff nail beds, and replace and repair acrylic nails. Southwestern textiles and turquoise walls surround the techs and the salon's visitors, whose feet soak in steamy tubs during pedicures. Each nail-centric service can conclude with a special OPI, Shellac, or Gelish polish, which protects nails and renders them shiny, chip-free, and impervious to criticism for up to two weeks.