As the owner of metro FOR MEN, I’ve always prided myself on keeping clients health and safety at the forefront of our service offerings. That is what makes metro FOR MEN different from other salons, especially our direct competitors. Because I believe this, our nail service offerings for men have been reinvented. We no longer use whirlpools for our pedicure services and stopped using bowls for our manicure services. We did this because of the challenge with keeping these items sanitary and safe for the clients. It is unfortunate that there is an issue with fungus in nail services, so we have eliminated the tools that create the problem. What is even more unfortunate, that some clients think how we do things is wrong. There is no wrong way to provide these services, it is just a different approach and philosophy.
For example, at metro FOR MEN, our nail experts are trained not to cut cuticles. Why? because it isn’t safe for the client. Again, it’s not wrong if a manicurist cuts them, it’s just not how we do it. The reason why we have this philosophy is because the skin at the bottom of the nail bed protects the skin from infection. Additionally, licensed beauty professionals are technically not suppose to do it. We are trained to protect the client from infection and at metro FOR MEN, we will not expose our clients. Plus, once they are cut, they will always have to be cut because they grow back quickly and thicker.
The best way to handle cuticles, which takes a while but is the best and safest way, it is push the back and let the cuticle naturally slough off. I can speak from experience. I am a self professed cuticle cutter and yes I knew better. My cuticles were always red, puffy and inflamed. I always got bad hang nails too. I stopped cutting and started to only push my cuticles, and after some time, my issues are gone.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about our nail services or any other services.