The fear of the unknown is usually what deters men from getting the much needed (and enjoyable) pedicure. Also the idea of “getting your nails done” is generally seen as feminine, so many men shy away from nail services thinking they’ll be viewed as namby-pamby. We understand that guys are generally nervous about taking the leap because the nail salon is often seen as unfamiliar territory. But if you set aside the feminine connotations of a pedicure, it ends up just being a relaxing hour of clipping, grooming, and massage. If you’re new to pedicures, here is the why, when, and how on this beneficial nail service.
Why: Not only are pedicures very relaxing and release stress, they also have health benefits. Pedicures can reduce foot odor but removing dead skin, dirt, and bacteria from the feet. They can also prevent ingrown toenails. If you’ve ever experienced an ingrown toenail you’ll know that they can be extremely painful and can even require surgery. It’s unfortunate because they can easily be prevented with proper foot care.
When: Monthly! Carve some time into your schedule to get pedicures at least every 4-6 weeks. Also, if you’re afraid of going at prime times because you’d like to avoid being in a crowd of women, opt for a midday appointment or early evenings. This will give you the best chance of going during a slower period so you can have some peace and quiet.
How: Make an appointment. I would definitely recommend booking a service at a reputable spa in your area. Not only will the atmosphere be comfortable and the staff more accommodating, but sterilization and sanitation standards are closely monitored. At Murrieta Day Spa, we serve beer, wine and cocktails so you could enjoy a relaxing beverage with your service. This extra bonus certainly makes for a more pleasurable experience!
There are many men who proudly admit to getting monthly pedicures. Celebrities such as David Beckham, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan claim it is an important part of their grooming routine. So don’t be anxious about pedicures! They’re for everyone!