If you’re heading to your first male manicure, it’s normal to feel slightly nervous. After all, men’s manicures are a relatively new addition to the male grooming sphere, so you might not know quite what to expect.
In this guide, we’re going to go over everything you need to know about a man’s first manicure; from preparing for your appointment to what to expect at the spa. Let’s take a look.
What is a male manicure?
A male manicure is a simple men’s spa treatment that helps keep both your hands and nails in tip-top condition. There are lots of different men’s manicures available, but most men’s manicures will involve a hand massage, nail buffing and cleaning, cuticle care, as well as hand and nail moisturising. There are five reasons men should get manicures and pedicures.
Mens first manicure: everything you need to know
If you’re planning your first men’s manicure – or thinking about making a booking – here’s everything you need to know before heading to your first appointment:
They’re loved by male celebrities
If you’ve ever wondered how male celebrities always look so polished and preened – it’s because they are! Male celebrities can’t be seen on the red carpet with dirty or unkempt nails, and we regularly treat VIP hands and feet to luxurious pedicures and manicures at 1847. Next time you’re watching a movie at the cinema, focus on the actor’s nails; they’re always perfect. If you head to our men’s spa for your first male manicure, you’ll be in good company.
You can choose from various manicure packages
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to men’s manicures. At 1847, we offer a range of men’s manicure treatments to suit all needs. If you’re worried about signs of ageing, our Age-Proof Manicure includes a hand firming serum combined with a rejuvenating jelly mask to help nourish and hydrate your hands, and keep them looking youthful for longer. Similarly, if your hands and feet are feeling worse for wear, our 1847 Signature Manicure and Pedicure can help to soften and hydrate, while also removing calluses and any other hard skin.
A manicure helps keep your hands healthy
While a men’s manicure offers visible aesthetic benefits, a manicure is also a great way to keep your hands in tip-top condition. This is particularly true for many men who work all day with their hands; from project managers and architects to chemical work, your hands might be constantly exposed to harsh chemicals or climates that can dry out the skin and age the hands prematurely. To avoid this, include a regular men’s manicure in your grooming routine, around every 4-6 weeks.
You’ll feel de-stressed
A male manicure can help you appear more polished and helps to protect your hands from premature ageing – but did you know that a manicure can also help you to de-stress and reduce anxiety? Hand massages are known to help boost serotonin production, an important natural hormone in our bodies that regulate our moods. If you leave your first male manicure with a happy spring in your step, you’ll know why!
You don’t need to prepare beforehand
You don’t need to prepare your hands or nails for your first men’s manicure – after all, the manicurist is going to clean and buff your nails during your appointment.
Take steps to prolong your manicure
If you want to enjoy the benefits of your manicure for a longer period of time, it’s a good idea to take various measures to prolong your manicure for as long as possible. The easiest way to do this is to protect your hands and nails from harsh chemicals; if you’re cleaning dishes using dish soap, protect your hands with gloves. If you’re outdoors in extreme hot or cold climates, protect your hands with sunscreen or gloves respectively.
You can also speak to your manicurist about buying products used during your treatment. Moisturizing your hands on a daily basis will do wonders for the health and appearance of your hands.
Buy your favorite products online
You can find all your favorite 1847 men’s grooming products, including the moisturizers and cuticle oils used during our men’s manicures in our online store.
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