Don't worry gentlemen, we're giving you the breakdown - from manicures to massages - on the best male grooming tips and which beauty rituals you should try.
You’d be hard pressed to find a girl who doesn’t like to get her spa on. What could be better than a day spent relaxing at your favourite spa and being pampered with luxurious treatments that leave your skin feeling baby soft and your body feeling completely relaxed? WE know how great the spa is; how come our guys are such a hard sell? Suggest a couples' weekend at the spa to your guy and you may get an eye roll in return. But the truth is, more and more men are making manicures a mandatory part of their grooming routine. At the Trump Hotel Toronto, for instance, 50% of the spa’s client base is men. Maybe the problem is that men just don’t know what treatments to try and why. So we’ve decoded the mystifying spa menu, laid out some male grooming tips and identified the 5 beauty rituals every guy should try:
Male grooming tips: Manicure
Besides the face, hands are the most noticed thing on a person. Walk into a meeting or sit down on a first date with dirty, dingy fingernails and you’ll wish you’d had them buffed. “Nothing looks better than a man with well-groomed hands,” says Daphne Swenerton, director of spa operations at the Trump Hotel Toronto. “The skin on the hand ages quickly, denoting age spots and fine lines. Manicures not only help the nails but the rest of the hand. Exfoliators, skin brighteners and age spot lightening are also very popular.”
And guys: Don’t worry. When we’re talking manicures, we’re not talking nail polish so you can stop squirming. A manicure means you’ll have your nails filed nicely, the dirt underneath your nails cleaned out, hang nails removed and your nails will be buffed to a shine, says Shannon Seok, advanced spa therapist at Novo Spa in Toronto.
From massages to facials, we've got the low down on all the best male grooming tips on the next page...