Of all the body parts, hands have the most contact with the world around them, able to experience the curvature of the human face, the texture of squishy grass, and the abominable terror of living inside mittens. Free incarcerated digits for decorating with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a shellac manicure at Strictly French Nail Salon in Dublin (a $35 value).
The friendly and informative staff at Strictly French Nail Salon adorns digits with the shellac manicure, a 30-minute treatment that dries almost instantly. The procedure begins with one of the paw practitioners filing nails into rounded or square tips and pruning unruly cuticles until the hands are elegant enough for a rock-paper-scissors duel with the butler. Appendages are then coated in four layers of polish, including two in the client's choice of color (a base coat, two coats of color, and a top coat), with each coat curing under a UV light to seal in a chip-free shine. Unlike protracted Fred Astaire solos, deca-digits can waltz out the door in only 90 seconds, enjoying up to two weeks of meticulous manicure bliss.
Strictly French Nail Salon
At Strictly French Nail Salon, owner Carina Campo leads a team of skilled nail techs who beautify clients’ finger and toe tips with decorative techniques such as glitter tips, pink and white acrylics, and a multitude of designs. Carina spearheaded the innovation of replacing white polished tips with white acrylic powder, which improves upon white polish by refusing to turn yellow or wear away. The salon’s more than 200 colors of glitter tips render nails as sparkly as a disco ball under the bright lights of police questioning, while shellac polish strengthens keratin with a gel-like finish that lasts for up to three weeks. Strictly French also houses Salon Rouge, a hair and skin outpost with a full menu of styling services.