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. Stymie ill-advised gestures with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a mani-pedi at The Soft Touch Nail Salon in Sierra Madre (a $44 value).
After 25 years of fine-tuning hands and feet, The Soft Touch Nail Salon continues to soothe clients with attentive service and relaxing nail treatments. For 30 minutes, manicure technicians soak hands in a bubbling basin before buffing and shaping nails into smooth shields. A gentle massage relaxes digit muscles before a coat of shiny polish preps hands for important handshakes or slow-motion high-fives. Feet rest in a spa bath to loosen up cuticle and callus strongholds, followed by a sugar-scrub exfoliation to brush away dead cells and coax out hummingbirds hiding between toes. A metatarsal massage coaxes lower limbs out of rigid right angles before sending polished tootsies back into the world.
Soft Touch patrons can also upgrade their standard treatment to more luxurious services at an additional cost. Enjoy a spa pedicure with a mask to soften skin and obscure toeprints ($6 extra) or embellish phalanges with long-lasting Shellac polish ($14 extra for a manicure; $19 extra for a pedicure) or Minx nails ($22 extra for a manicure; $25 extra for a pedicure).
18 W Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, California 91024