14 Aug Men’s Perspectve on Manicure and Pedicure
Some of us guys are afraid… Let’s just admit it. I don’t know if it’s more fear or intimidation, or just anxiety that we feel when we think of getting a manicure or a pedicure. I know there are those guys out there who have seen the light, who know the truth – I’m not talking to you; but I personally had a paradigm shift when I finally sat down for a manicure and pedicure at Accents Salon Spa.
My wife has been telling me for years that I should get a manicure. “It’s not that bad”, “It’s actually a great experience” she’d say, and I would respond with the usual “I don’t have time… and what kind of guy gets a manicure anyway?” She knew better than to even suggest a pedicure – that would be out of the question – I mean crazy.
I ran into Alice just the other day and we began discussing this issue of men versus manicure/pedicure. She convinced me that I should at least give it a try. And if you’ve ever met Alice you would know… you just can’t say no to her, one of the nicest and most genuine people I know. I reluctantly took her up on her challenge to come in for a pedicure.
With Heidi (my wife) by my side, we went in together. We started with the manicure. Amy did an awesome job. She didn’t make fun of me for having ugly fingers or anything. She just worked away, and by the end of that I thought, “ok anything’s possible… let’s go pedicure”.
It also occurred to me, these past few years as I would sit across the desk from customers and point to items on a proposal with a pen because my fingernails looked so bad – I didn’t have to do that anymore! Hey I can point with my own fingers! What a concept!
The pedicure was way easier than I thought. First of all your feet go straight into a little bath of their own, so you don’t have to worry about someone having to touch your dirty feet. Violet did the pedicure for me. She used some kind of awesome foot scrub that smelled great and left my feet feeling about 10 pounds lighter. And like Amy, being the professional that she is, she made me totally forget about any anxiety or concern.
Just yesterday I wore flip flops to my daughter’s first birthday party, and let me tell you on a hot summer day with plenty of guys wearing flip flops I think it’s safe to say that I had the best looking dude feet there.
All kidding aside, this whole experience was worth it. If you’re like me, you work hard, you don’t always take care of yourself the way you should, you’re over-stressed… but you’re just not too sure that you would “fit in” at the salon/spa. Give it a shot. Have a massage, get a manicure and/or a pedicure. These ladies know what they’re doing.
They are professionals at helping you de-stress, relax, and take a little time to get your mind off work and worry. Go for it. There’s nothing to fear but fear itself…