Watching paint dry can make people restless, especially when the paint covers a television screen or a car's windshield. Experience quick-drying dyes with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a Shellac french manicure at Trio Salon in Mill Valley (a $40 value).
Trio Salon's professional nail technicians deftly adorn claws with Creative Nails Design Shellac’s long-lasting colors. The 40-minute french manicure commences with fingers soaking in a warm bath to soften cuticles less harshly than the traditional Franco-filing with a baguette. Next, nail techs trim, shape, and buff finger shields before coating them in Shellac, which applies like a polish, sets like a gel, and tastes like crème brûlée. A pink or nude shade swathes the base, and a brilliant white coats the tip, imitating nails’ natural color scheme. With a high shine and mirror finish, Shellac’s scratch-resistant surface denies chips, nicks, and holiday visas to Gaullist fingertip territories for up to two weeks.
Trio Salon offers traditional haircuts and coloring services alongside European facials and microdermabrasion. The salon also helps to kick-start the next generation of style with a children's service menu of scaled-down hairstyles and manicure treatments. During nail services, technicians add dynamic color to freshly buffed keratin with a full palette of polishes, or for an additional fee, CND shellac applications that remain chip-free for weeks. And for holistic care, the onsite massage therapist can supplement any service with a neck and shoulder massage or dole out a full Swedish or shiatsu bodywork treatment to anyone who’s sore from climbing the corporate ladder at the ladder factory.