Whether you are a young urban professional, a middle-aged man, or whoever in between, if you are thinking about getting a male manicure, stop thinking about it and make an appointment for a man manicure at your local nail salon near you now. You have been missing out on one of the best things you can do for your hands.
A male manicure offers two things. One is a man manicure will give the fingernails the proper nail care they need and the other is the person who receives a manicure also enjoys additional benefits that come with a manicure such as hand-and-arm massage to relieve stress, skin exfoliation to brighten the skin, the clean-look of a well-groomed hands and nails.
What is a manicure for a guy?
A male manicure is a manicure that is very similar to that for females without nail polishing, or art designs are not required.
A regular or basic manicure consists of:
- Soaking fingernails in warm water
- Trimming of long nails and file the nails to desired shapes
- Trimming off excess cuticles
- Quick hand massage with lotion
- Buffing the nail surface to smooth.
- Clear polish if desired
The whole procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes. You will feel so relaxed after being pampered with a manicure. You can request for longer massage time but expect to pay extra for this additional service.
Do straight guys get manicures?
Manicure is a service that used to be for the rich and high class but this is no longer the case. The price of manicure has come down considerably that anyone can afford. As long as a person feels he needs it or deserves one, he can get one. Whatever your personality or character, a manicure now is considered a grooming necessity like a haircut by many men who could be lawyers, salesmen, or athletes.
Is it weird for men to get a manicure?
It is always good to have fresh-looking, manicured hands to go to a meeting, interview, or go on a date. Nobody likes to look at or shake a rough or dirty hand.
If your work causes your hands to be in bad-looking shape, a good manicure will make your hands more presentable for any special occasion or it can make you feel better because not many people want to walk around with bad-looking hands.
So it is perfectly normal for a guy to get his nails done as long as he wants to because he can. Do not let anybody stop you from enjoying one of the fun, relaxing, and beneficial things in your life.
How much does a manicure cost for a man?
Even though most men do not put nail polish on their nails after they get their manicure, the cost of a man manicure is usually the same as a manicure for females.
The average cost of a basic manicure is $22.75 in 2019. You expect to pay that amount and additional tips for the manicurist who makes your hands look better and give you a relaxing moment to lessen the stress from your workday.
Do guys wear clear nail polish?
Guys can wear clear nail polish for the same reasons as their female counterparts. However, men tend to wear clear nail polish to protect their thin nails from breaking or splitting.
Not all men have thick nails, and their jobs might demand their use of fingernails for heavy work.
I used to have a male hairstylist as a customer who had thin nails. His job required him to wash customers’ hair. His thin nails were always soft from being wet, and they were often peeling. To remedy this, I put a thin layer of acrylics and finished them with a coat of clear nail polish. This made his nails much harder, and he did not have nail-breaking problems anymore.
How often should a man get a manicure?
A manicure can be a part of personal grooming. Depending on your job that requires you to have a complete well-groomed appearance, you can get a manicure as often as you see fit when you think your nails need a make-over.
Therefore, there is not a fixed-time interval that each man should get his manicure.
Nail care for men is getting popular as men discover the benefits that they thought only belong to female customers. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see men sitting at a nail station getting a manicure in nail salons near you.
So if you wonder about whether you should get a man manicure, stop thinking about it and either make an appointment for one or walk into a nail salon near you to request one as soon as possible because guys can get their nails done too.
You will be glad you did.
How to do a male manicure at home
Watch the video below. Suzie demonstrates how you can do a man manicure at home, and it is very informational. You can learn a few new things from the conversation that may be applicable to you.
Basic manicure tools and accessories for a male manicure:
This is a kit that has all the nail tools for your DIY man manicure you will ever need. It will last you a long time. You can even use it for your man pedicure at home. It is available on Amazon.
You will also need:
Cuticle oil: you need it to make you cuticle nice and healthy looking after a manicure.
Cuticle remover: it is optional. You can do your manicure without it by soaking your hands in warm soapy water for 2 – 3 minutes.
Hand lotion: get it on Amazon if you have none. It is best that you buy it at your local stores so you can hand-pick which one you like the most. However this is the best seller on Amazon.
Have fun taking care of your hands and nails.
If you wonder what a pedicure is, you can read this “What is a pedicure: a complete guide for beginners” article.
Also, when you feel like giving your parents a fun gift as one way to show them your appreciation, learn about 13 reasons that a pedicure is the best gift for them.