Personally, I feel every man’s grooming regimen should include a mandatory manicure and pedicure once every month. Not only is it a great way to keep your nails, hands and feet looking and feeling good, but it is “hands down” one of the most relaxing services you will ever pay for excluding a proper shave, massage or spa treatment.
A few years back, I recall a meeting with a mentor of mine, Will Williams, Director of Education for M&M Products. He invited me to join him for a pedicure meeting while attending a health outreach program in Los Angeles, Calif. He explained how much he enjoyed receiving a manicure and pedicure while enjoying some dark chocolate, which is high in antioxidants and may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. I was surprised and elated to see a well-traveled, hardworking man like Mr. Williams take time to care for his hands and feet. He explained to me that it is important to create a good first impression and reminded me that all good business encounters begin and end with a firm hand shake.
Here are a few products and tips for caring for your nails if you cannot have a professional service performed on them.
- Keep your nails cut short; purchase a high quality nail clipper. Nails should be clipped straight across and filed into a round or square shape. Keep the edges neat and file the top of the nails because this prevents the creation of jagged edges.
- Buff the nails using a nail buffer with or without oil, depending on personal preference. For the non-oil method, simply use the tri-buffer by itself.
- Clear coat nail products. Many men would prefer only cutting and buffing. Using a clear base and top coat can offer protection and shine.
Keep up the good work!