Well manicured hands can be sensual
In a scene from Mad Men, star ad man Don Draper recoils at the thought of getting a manicure. The founder’s son and part-owner of the firm quickly sets him straight by saying that his father, one of the most rugged men he’s ever know in his life, would get a manicure every week. Once a week may be too much for some, but I firmly believe a man should get his nails done- at the very least, every time he gets a haircut.
All men are aware of the multitude of reasons why they should sport well tended digits; professional appearance, infection prevention through cuticle care, the socially awkward appearance of man-talons or worse, the unintended scratching of an innocent bystander.
For grooms getting ready for their wedding day, it’s extremely important to not overlook their hands when prepping for the endless hand shaking, holding and hugging that awaits them on their big day. If that’s not enough of an incentive, perhaps the wedding night festivities should compel grooms to immediately take their manos to their closest salon.
Touch being the most intimate of gestures, what groom wouldn’t want to put his best hand forward when stroking the arm (or other limb) of his beautiful bride? Why risk killing the romance of holding hands by poking one’s beloved with an assaulting hangnail?
Traditional barbershops of decades past would routinely offer manicure services. I’d like to know who’s responsible for killing off this service. I’ll bet it was the nail biters. Whatever the reason, I’m on a crusade to make the service ubiquitous to all men everywhere. Hopefully I’ll succeed. I’m keeping my manicured fingers crossed.