Manis and Pedis: Not Just For Women

Manis and Pedis: Not Just For Women

Polish Your Look

An often-overlooked aspect of your look is the appearance of your hands. Let me be more specific. Your nails. Nothing belies a lack of self-confidence to a potential client or employer quicker than ten gnawed-up digits coming in for a handshake. Those ten jagged slivers where your nails used to be are sending a message and it’s not the one you want them to hear. Clean, manicured, healthy-looking nails also send a powerful message: I got this. Here’s how making your hands and feet a part of your regular self-care routine can boost your confidence, your image, and peg you as a man of good taste.

Hands Down

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to schedule a regular manicure once a month. While in the past it was rare to see a man at the manicurist’s station, today it’s become far more common. For a nominal fee, a manicurist will soak, snip, clean, moisturize and massage your hands. The whole process is incredibly relaxing and feels great on overworked and under appreciated hands. The manicurist will shape your nails and buff them to a nice shine. If you are prone to nail-biting, ask for a clear protectant topcoat. It’s extremely helpful for keeping your fingers out of your mouth and strengthens nails as they grow out. 

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Energize and pamper your feet at the same time and treat yourself to a monthly pedicure. Your feet will thank you. And good news – pedicures happen in comfy massage recliners and you get the remote. Cup holders and a small tray table for your keys and phone and TVs provide diversion, and many upscale salons offer clients alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They’ll soak your feet in a tub of warm, bubbling water and the higher-end salons often offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy while being pampered. They work the same process with your feet as they do with your hands, also removing calluses, dead skin and shaping and buffing toenails to a healthy shine. You’ll love the foot and calf massage that come with it. One hour a month is all it takes to enjoy both a manicure and pedicure.

Healthy Choice

The physical benefits of manicures and pedicures include:

  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Better weight distribution on your feet
  • Increased circulation
  • Less chance of infection
  • Keeps calluses at bay

The mental health benefits include:

  • Eases anxiety
  • Stress relief
  • Enhanced confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased Productivity

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