Whether making introductions with a stranger or wearing sandals on the beach, the condition of hands and feet matter, as chipped, dirty, or discolored fingernails and toenails can leave a bad first impression. Although women are commonly known to get manicure and pedicure treatments, many men are also booking the service to improve their appearance and self-confidence. To better prepare, below is a brief guide to what men should know before heading to the spa for a manicure and pedicure.
What Men Should Know About Manicure & Pedicure Treatments
1. Wear Loose Clothing
Although many men like the look of close-fit, contemporary clothing, wear baggy attire when you go for a manicure and pedicure. During a manicure, the technicians will ask you to roll up sleeves, so they won’t get products on your clothes. Depending on the treatment, some manicurists might need to access your arm to the elbow to apply moisturizer as part of a massage. When getting a pedicure, it’s best to wear shorts or pants that roll up. This will make you much more comfortable in the chair, as there’s a small whirlpool at the bottom where feet soak to soften cuticles.
2. Be Mindful of Those Around You
If you make a phone call, remember not everyone wants to hear your end of the conversation. When visiting a men’s spa, it’s important to be mindful of those around you. Often, manicure tables and pedicure chairs are in close proximity to one another. To avoid disrupting everyone else, make sure to speak in hushed, quiet tones and keep the phone calls brief.
3. Keep Hands & Feet Moisturized
Dehydration can wreak havoc on hands and feet, leaving nails cracked and cuticles damaged. To protect the nail bed and matrix after the manicure and pedicure, remember to moisturize hands and feet when you wake up in the morning and before going to sleep at night. Using a foot buffer in the shower will also prevent rough patches and callouses from returning.
Whether you’re getting a manicure and pedicure for the first time or book weekly appointments, you are bound to be happy with your experience at New Paradise Men's Spa in New York City. The skilled technicians at this Manhattan spa also provide men’s massage, facials, waxing, and at-home care tips to leave you feeling truly pampered and rejuvenated, while improving your mind, body, and spirit. Visit the men’s spa online to learn more about their manicure and pedicure options, and call (646) 559-1621 to book an appointment. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook for updated announcements.