Much like updating your resume, getting your fingers in shape is the first step toward escaping a dead-end job as an inflatable-keyboard player. Prepare for a brighter future with today’s Groupon to The Nail Shop, with locations in Oakland and Walnut Creek, and The Lounge Nail Spa, in Berkeley. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a pedicure (a $22 value) with a sea-salt foot scrub (a $5 value; a $27 total value).
- For $25, you get a deluxe manicure (a $17 value) and a deluxe pedicure (a $35 value; a $52 total value).<p>
The seasoned nail techs at The Nail Shop and The Lounge Nail Spa buff up finger and toe tips with a range of indulgent services. During the signature Lounge pedicure, aestheticians preen piggy hats with a cuticle cleanup and slough off dead skin and hardened cement with help from pumice stones. Slipper stuffers receive rubdowns to release walking-related anxieties before specialists shape each nail and top toe caps with a buff or colorful coat of polish. The sea-salt scrub further exfoliates footscapes with a blend of natural oils and mineral and European sea salts, leaving them as soft and tender as pillows made out of filet mignon. For appendages in need of extra attention, the deluxe pedicure softens and soothes sore tootsies with an aloe-vera pumice scrub, a peppermint mask, and an extended 10-minute foot massage with scented lotion in a choice of mango coconut, cucumber aloe, vanilla shimmer, or citrus and green tea. The deluxe manicure lavishes upstairs pointers with the same type of diligence, softening hands with an exfoliating crystalline citrus rub and skin-quenching vitamin E creams. After both deluxe treatments, aestheticians wind down the pamper fest by blanketing warm-towel wraps around hands and feet, helping them feel as relaxed and secure as the time they found themselves stuck inside a freshly made pie.