Having to wait for wet nail polish to dry curbs people's natural urges to plunge fingers into frosting or to tickle the mailman too hard. Keep your digits occupied with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a Hawaiian fruit spa mani-pedi at Traces of Beauty Nail and Body at Boulia's Boutique and Spa (a $65 value).
Experienced manicurist Tracie J. calms unruly cuticles and revivifies nails in her private room at Boulia's Boutique and Spa. Hands and feet receive equal pampering in the 90-minute treatment, which begins with an exfoliating sugar scrub that fills the air with tropical scents and the specters of fallen pineapples. After trimming and shaping nails, Tracie gently envelops hands in an application of Hawaiian scent, oil, and cream, then deploys a deft polish or lacquer in the shade of your choice. Hangnails and blemishes will be whisked away, and all little piggies will then relax in a hot-mud mask. As guests wait for digits to be dapperized, they can use their free hands to grab from a selection of beverages and snacks or play patty-cake with strangers. After the treatment, newly prettified fingers and toes are presented with knuckle-size hula skirts, and clients can browse an array of jewelry available for purchase.
Traces of Beauty
Tracie Jones, the manicurist at Traces of Beauty, transforms digits with multistep manicures, pedicures, and mani-pedis that enlist essie and OPI polish. During signature manicures, Tracie buffs, trims, and files nails to shape them instead of applying cookie cutters over every nail. After a hand massage, newly relaxed appendages receive a choice of color polish from a high-end professional brand. Signature pedicures buff away calluses and exfoliate feet, leaving skin smoother than an ice bust of Usher. In addition to her specialty nail care, Tracie also rids clients of unwanted hair with waxing services.
6512 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27650