In the Old West, cowboys rode into town to have a glass of whiskey at the town saloon, to heckle the thieves in the stockades, and to exfoliate their rugged mugs with the sheriff's spurs. Saddle up for modern shaping up with today's Groupon to The Ridgefield Salon & Spa. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of waxing services.
- For $40, you get a Shellac manicure and pedicure (an $80 value).
- For $75, you get an essential facial plus microdermabrasion (a $160 total value).
The Ridgefield Salon & Spa’s trio of experienced aestheticians prettifies patrons in the cozy confines of the bamboo-bedecked, hardwood-accented space. A classic beauty treatment gets an upgrade in the Shellac manicure and pedicure, which scrubs, massages, and soaks nails before slicking them with color that can last up to 14 days, dries almost instantly, and knows the capitals of all 60 states. During the hour and 45-minute treatment, clients relax in massage chairs with a heated neck wrap while sipping complimentary coffee or tea. Using a gentle, sensitive skin formula, waxing services ready pelts for the beach, grooming wintery eyebrows ($18) and lip mufflers ($12), tidying up bikini lines ($35+), and baring underarms ($20) for tournaments of beach volleyball or competitive high-fiving.
A gentler alternative to chemical peels, the essential facial plus microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells, can even skin tone, and banish sun spots and fine lines from foreheads, necks, and décolletés. The essential facial deep-cleans visages with steam, hydrates faces with a mask made from plant-based Decleor products, and smoothes eyes with chamomile tea bags. The pampering ends with a massage and heated wraps that snuggle hands, feet, and favorite teddy bears.
The Ridgefield Salon & Spa
The Ridgefield Salon & Spa's owner, Darcey Wulkan, is also a licensed massage therapist and certified aesthetician and has been a local beautifying presence in Fairfield County for more than 17 years. Along with her staff, Darcey provides a suite of aesthetic services ranging from basic to downright indulgent—encompassing everything from classic mani-pedis and full-body waxing to decadent facials built around ingredients such as 24-karat liquid gold, caviar extract, and diamond dust. The newly remodeled spa features two pedicure chairs, complete with shiatsu massage jets, to make it even easier to schedule mani-pedis with the a friend. Massage therapists knead out knots in a private treatment room, where cocoa-colored walls and tranquil black-and-white photos of nature lend a relaxing aura akin to watching Yanni do yoga.