Palm-readers predict their clients’ future by studying the lines on their skin, the calluses on their fingers, and the fortune cookies clenched in their fists. Rewrite the story of your extremities with today’s Groupon to Zen Garden Nail Spa in Palo Alto. Choose between the following options:
- For $42, you get a Shellac gel manicure and a green-tea pedicure (an $85 value).
- For $40, you get a Brazilian wax (up to an $80 value).<p>
Zen Garden Nail Spa transforms hands and hooves with long-lasting Shellac manicures and soothing green-tea pedicures. After a trimming, filing, and buffing, Zen Garden’s nail technicians coat digits in a chip-resistant Shellac polish. A brief arm-and-hand massage follows, relieving pain caused by marathon thumb-wrestling matches, and a hot-towel soak ensures silky moisture-infused skin. Next, feet soak in a green-tea bath before an exfoliating wash with a mandarin-honey sugar scrub. Zen Garden’s skin savants then slather feet with hydrating green-tea butter during a 10-minute massage and administer a paraffin dip to seal in the moisture. Throughout the treatments, guests lounge in plush chairs as natural sunbeams stream in through floor-to-ceiling windows, enhancing the relaxing experience. Afterward, hands and feet are beautifully primped like boy-princes resting atop cushions of fresh fruit.
During Brazilian waxes, adept aestheticians eschew tweezers and spa-grade piranhas to gently uproot unwanted hair with warm, depilatory wax. Nestled away in one of the spa’s private rooms, waxing technicians work to completely de-fuzz clients below belt buckles, leaving skin smooth and hair-free for up to six weeks.
Zen Garden Nail Spa
The sound of music inside Zen Garden Nail Spa blends with the scent of jasmine tea offered by an aesthetician. There's free WiFi here, so you can stay on top of life while you wait your turn. Then it's time for a deluxe pedicure in one of the nail spa's no jet massage pedicure chairs, which feature green glass bowls that are easily cleaned and sanitized. The 50-minute session comes with a cranberry scrub and a cashmere-lotion massage.
Specialized mani-pedi services are available, too. For example, the green-tea treatment involves a soak of tea leaves and moisturizing bath beads, a mandarin honey-sugar scrub, a green-tea-butter massage, and a paraffin dip. Zen Garden's staff can also wax away unwanted hair from above and below the neck brace using warm wax and a skilled hand.