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 $27, you get a spa manicure and pedicure at The Nature Company Salon & Spa (a $55 total value).
The professional staff at The Nature Company uses only organic, vegan, and animal-friendly salon products to pamper guests with a diverse array of spa services. During the 30-minute spa manicure ($20), a professional nail artist will reshape jagged finger awnings and refresh weary cuticles, gently massaging tense hand muscles before hydrating them with tears of joy culled from the cheeks of a newlywed couple. To complete the hand-renewal treatment, digits are polished and given individual high-fives. Spa guests can then assuage envious feet with a 45-minute spa pedicure ($35). The feet are first soaked in a custom bath comprised of sea salts and a special flavor of the month. After the bath, the pedicure specialist will massage weary leg paddles with moisturizing jojoba oil, then groom cuticles and nails before finishing with an application of polish.
Salon O Day Spa
When Martha Millan says, "Beauty shouldn't hurt," she's not peddling a slogan—her first job in the beauty industry literally caused her pain. Working at an upscale salon, her exposure to common hair and makeup products triggered hives and headaches. While searching for more natural goods for personal use, her research revealed unsettling truths about many industry product lines that often use irritating perfumes to mask the underlying odors of harsh chemicals. Feeling that everyone should have the opportunity to look beautiful without fear of harming health, she bought a salon and transformed it into Salon O Day Spa.
Amid Salon O Day's industrial decor, Millan and her team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist use products so natural that some are even edible, though Millan imagines the taste would leave something to be desired: barbecue sauce. Among the array of certified-organic, not-tested-on-animals, gluten- and chemical-free products, Millan's favorites include Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, developed by an American physician who advocates against overexfoliation. For hair, stylists use products from lines including Surface Hair and Organic Color Systems, and during nail services, technicians use natural products from SpaRitual in tandem with scrubs made in-house from ingredients bought at a local co-op.