Updated: Sunday, 2nd August 2020 @ 6:21pm

Sharp rise in Mani-cunians as Manchester macho men fight ladies for appointments in beauty salons

Sharp rise in Mani-cunians as Manchester macho men fight ladies for appointments in beauty salons

By Mancunian Matters staff

Beauty-conscious males are putting the ‘man’ back into manicures after beauty salons across Manchester have seen a huge increase in the amount of macho customers.

With Manchester becoming one of the most fashionable places in the UK, beauty parlours have started catering for male clients helping them keep up with their appearance.

Flagship stores across Manchester such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges both offer male-specific manicure packages for their customers, proving that unisex grooming is becoming a thing of the future.

Becky Fagan, 21, a beautician at Pamper and Polish in Swinton said: “Men are more vain than women these days and have no problem coming in to have a manicure.

“It’s an all year round thing and we get young men and middle aged men coming for manicures.

“Having the sun beds gets the most attention from the guys and they see we offer a range of other treatments. Some days we get more men than women.”

Student Josh Deane, 23, regularly gets a manicure with his friends and insists there is nothing to be ashamed of.

He said: “I don’t care what people think, it’s important to look good. Image is everything these days. I really don’t think it’s a problem that men also care about their appearance.

“The girls certainly don’t complain it is not like I get a polish or anything, it’s personal hygiene at the end of the day.

“I have seen plenty of guys in Manchester salons. It’s just like getting your hair done or having a fake tan. It’s not attractive to have dirt under your nails.”

With the pricey Christmas season fast approaching, penny-pinching men across the city will take pleasure knowing the cheapest male specific manicure can be found for as little as £14.

This new trend has also received the backing from women across Manchester with many of the fairer sex, including 21-year-old student Abby McDonald, agreeing poor male hygiene is a thing of the past.

She said: “I wouldn’t have any problems with a guy I know getting stuff like that done. It just proves that they know about their health and how to look after themselves.

“In this day and age it’s a normal thing and I wouldn’t find it very weird if a friend or a boyfriend had a manicure.”

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