Pedicures should be mandatory for men everywhere

Senior Drake Bennett is an expert on nail etiquette. Photo by: Graig Alvarez.
Senior Drake Bennett is an expert on nail etiquette. Photo by: Graig Alvarez.

Pedicures, they have been a frowned upon topic by males for the past hundreds of years.

I am here today to inform you, that if you are not getting pedicures at least 3 times a year, you are missing out on one of the greatest opportunities that this world has ever offered.

I assume the people that poke fun at pedicures are typically the guys that think they are hot stuff and too hardcore to let people work on their feet.

These people typically drive massive trucks or use other methods of over compensating in order to compensate for other areas of their lives. There is something about little people running around and rubbing your toes that just gives you a little piece of heaven.

Typically, your average pedicure is going to cost you roughly $20-$25 which would be the normal package.  If you want to get the premium deluxe package its going to cost you $10-$15 more, but let me tell you from experience, it is well worth it.

One of my favorite parts of a pedicure is the comfort they provide while you are getting groomed. You get the privilege of being seated in a state of the art massage chair. You typically have a remote to the massage chair and can control the char’s various settings to meet your exact needs and wants. The salon will also normally offer you drinks or snacks that you may indulge in while the employees are tending to your feet.

Whether you are forced to go with your mom, or if you are just bored and decide that you need your toe nails clipped, there is one portion of a pedicure that we as humans cannot afford to miss. This portion is the hot wax portion. Usually this consists of melted wax inside of a bag in which they place the bag on each one of your feet and calves.  If you are going to get a pedicure, please go all out and get the warm wax treatment at the end.

Now, do not get me wrong, pedicures are great, but there is a point where enough is enough.

There comes a time at the nail parlor where you have to draw the line. For instance, after the employees finish working on your feet and they ask you if you want any of your toes painted, you need to answer with an immediate “no.”

Just buy walking into a nail parlor you are already skating on thin ice and you definitely do not want to push it. Also, if they ask you if you would also like a manicure, the mandatory answer is once again, “no.”

Senior at St. Thomas High School. Proud member of the UCAL Basketball league Hall of Fame. Drake enjoys long walks on the beach and poetry.