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#ManicureMonday: A FREE Manicure for you from Chicagoings and PrettyQuick!

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Manicurists featured on Chicagoings in the past (Clockwise from peppermint nails): Fantasy Nails (Wicker Park), Spifster, Mojo Spa, and Polish2Times

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It’s happened to all of us. You’re on your way to a date or night out before realizing your hands – your hands! – look like catcher’s mitts. What do you do? Search for a last minute manicurist only to settle for some run-of-the-mill nail shop offering subpar service? I’ve done that. Paying your bill after receiving said service? It’s not fun. Isn’t fun the point of a salon visit?

Wouldn’t it be handy (ha!) if there was some app that could search for only the best salons and spas in your area, help you book an appointment, and, oh yea, cover your bill? Enter PrettyQuick. PrettyQuick is a new beauty appointment booking app (currently available for iOS and online) brought to the gorgeous people of Chicago by beauty industry insider Coco Meers, marketing vet for L’Oreal.

“The first (and last) time Coco squeezed an airport eyebrow wax into an international flight delay, she had a revelation: it shouldn’t be so hard to find and schedule quality, vetted beauty services.” – PrettyQuick.com

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PrettyQuickUnlike other services who pull from a random list of salons and spas, PrettyQuick’s got a team of beauty editors scouring Chicago for the best beauty businesses. Salons are then nominated by neighborhood based on reputation. Staff members take these nominations and visit each candidate, evaluating the service they personally received, the salon’s level of cleanliness, and the customer service provided. Vetted merchants are then individually invited – yes, invited – to join the network. That’s how PrettyQuick claims to offer only the best salons in the city.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a mani/pedi party hosted by PrettyQuick at Le Pied Spa in River North. The team behind the app were kind enough to collaborate with Chicagoings.com on a deal for you loyal readers and subscribers. Click the button below for a free manicure service (a $15 credit) from Chicagoings.com. You’re loved, gorgeous!

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Additionally, sign up for the service (which is free!) and receive $5 off your first appointment. Let’s keep those hands and toes pretty in the cold months to come!

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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