I don’t know about you, but I’ve been freaked out about getting a pedicure after reading articles about flesh eating bacteria and truly horrid living conditions of the “employees” (who are indentured servants in many cases–the reason those places are so cheap is that the people doing the work don’t get paid…)
Yet I can’t afford to go to the more chi-chi spa places ($60 for a pedicure? I do love them, and lord knows that my toes look like crap when I don’t get a pedi now and then, but I can’t justify the cost.)
So a big YAY for the very perfect place to get a mani, pedi, even a facial or massage:
Nails to Go Go.
The name comes from one portion of their business, which is mobile mani-pedi–if enough of your friends are up for it, Nails to Go Go comes to you with all their goodies and the cost is about the same if you have enough people.
I go to the salon, though, because it’s convenient–midtown, easy parking–and so dang fun.
What I love most about this place is that it’s mama-owned. Monique is a great business owner, a mama, and she treats her employees so well. It feels much more like a team than a “shop”. Monique’s doing pedis along with Melissa, Lucy, and the others, and everyone seems to be having a fine time of it. There is NO turnover in staff which is a strong indicator of a great salon.
They use metal bowls, not those plastic spa bins or whirlpools (which feel nice, but are impossible to sanitize properly), so you don’t have to worry about scary bacteria. It’s super, super clean.
And no one is forced to sleep in the back rooms at night. It’s a very humane and happy place. They have photos of their kids on the wall, and they support one another.
Oh, and they’ll do kids’ nails for HALF OFF. I take my kids with me (yup, the boy-kid too) sometimes and they are SO sweet to them–they put extra pillows on the chair so they fit better. For the World Cup, Linc got the Argentinian flag on his toes–it was quite a work of art. They’re always up for trying something new and fun.
It’s also incredibly affordable.
I got a gel pedicure mid-July before our summer vacation and my toes still look nice!
You can always book their “very cherry mani-pedi” on their website–you can select the Groupon options to get half-off without buying a Groupon (please do this instead of buying the Groupon, so that the shop gets to keep as much of their income as possible)–this is available to TucsonMama readers.
If you don’t want to use the 24/7 online booking, just call 795-1099.
Or check this sweet deal through the rest of this week:
Nails 2 GoGo
4500 East Speedway Blvd #88
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Limited Time Offer
Valid From: Aug 26,2015 – Aug 28,2015
For this week only when you book on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday receive 40% off any single service. Some of our best sellers with the 40% off; Gel Manicure for $21 Gel Pedicure for $27 Deluxe Manicure for $18 Deluxe Pedicure for $33 Deluxe Facial for $33 Act now space is limited
Offer good thru August 26-28, 2015 on any one service Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions Not valid with already scheduled appointments