Male manicures are the next big thing in 2020

We're not talking about neatening up those cuticles (although it wouldn't hurt)! Nail polish is for people with nails. Period.

Hair & Beauty

Men are using their talons to earn style cred. Rapper Snoop Dogg has no qualms wearing nail polish and said in an online interview, “As males, we all have feminine ways, just like women have masculine ways, so it’s okay to tap into those inner ways.” Other celebrities papped with lavish nail designs in 2020 are ASAP Rocky, Harry Styles and Billy Porter.

But this isn't just a trend to try in the secrecy of your own home, or maybe as a one-off for an event. Nail salons are seeing a rise in male clients who just want a little 'extra something' for their hands. NYC-based Sundays have gone so far as promoting 'Menicure Mondays' as an opportunity for men to participate in self-care and dispel the myth that nail polish and art are for women only.

The tool kit

As with any manicure, quality tools and products make your chosen colour last and last. Here's what to use to create the perfect male manicure:

Tweezerman Neon File Mates, £6 each
Tweezerman Neon File Mates, £6 each
O.P.I nail polishes
O.P.I Neo Pearl Did you see thoseMussels, £13.90 (left) and Neo Pearl Just a Hint of Pearlple, £13.90 (right)

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