Fingernails are the teeth of the hand; without them we could never gnaw on blackboards, bite into itchy backs, or realistically perform alligator shadow puppets. Keep your puppet-makers in fighting condition with today's Groupon: for $63, you get a 24 karat gold manicure and pedicure (a $126 value) at ZENKA's Manhattan Beach location.
At ZENKA, fusty fingers and petrified pavement pounders receive beautifying and refreshing treatments using all-natural and organic products. Shimmy up to the manicure bar and sip a glass of champagne as dusty digits prepare to recover from the everyday wear and tear of smart-phone pummeling. The luxurious 24 karat treatment starts with a gold leaf soak, meticulous grooming, and exfoliating natural gel peel for both hand and feet, while tired toes are treated extra sweetly with an invigorating sugar scrub. Next, newly softened phalanges will get a moisturizing mask, with a hot towel wrap to seal in hydration, followed by a soothing massage that gilds extremities with pure gold lotion and a hot lava shell. Once hands and feet have soaked up enough gold to be worth their weight, they can choose a final ornamentation of either a shine buff or perfect polish that will leave them priceless in the eyes of appendage appraisers.
Located just one block from the beach, ZENKA founder Emi Wayner has designed her salon to be a hideout from busy, urban life. The salon gets its name from the word zen, meaning "relaxing" and ka, meaning "gorgeous flower." The experienced staff never corrals feet in traditional pedicure machines, instead opting to melt customers into cushy, white armchairs while feet soak in eco-friendly resin pedicure bowls. This idea of peacefulness and natural beauty permeates the space, allowing customers an experience almost as peaceful as watching a baby dove drink a glass of warm milk. Find more nail salons near you.
Yelpers give ZENKA a 3.5-star average:
- Zenka also has an awesome selection of nail color, I tried OPI's 'Catch Me In Your Net' and it lasted a really long time without chipping. It's surprising what a good mani pedi from a good friendly knowledgeable person can do for your day. – OC V.
- …We were comfortably pampered, and we definitely got our money's worth. – Jenna R.