Nail Salons for Guys

Post by Mark

This question is for the guys, where do you go get your nails done? The two places I frequent the most are Spaloon and Ten Spa and I’m really not happy with either of them. Spaloon have the most uncomfortable seating I’ve ever experienced anywhere in my life so I hate getting my nails done there, and Ten Spa isn’t what it used to be, it feels like they’re about to close down any day now.

So where do you go? I can’t think of better places, maybe I should just open my own nail salon…

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  1. Kuwait says:

    Slowy but surely, masculinity is vanishing. Can’t imagine “getting my nails done” ever.

    What’s next for men? ‘Getting eyebrows done’, ‘Got my hair permed/highlighted today’, ‘I want my lips botoxed’ …?

    * cringeworthy *

    • Mark says:

      Well obviously you’re just insecure about your own masculinity. Try pampering yourself once in a while, don’t worry you won’t turn into girl*

      *248AM offers no protection against turning into a girl and can not guarantee you will not turn into one. Please pamper yourself at your own risk.

      • Kuwait says:


        Not insecure at all bro. Just entitled to my opinion which I did not enforce on you in any way.

        • k says:

          well, I don’t know about you, but well cut nails is something a girl can appreciate, and esp when it gets to the more… intimate stuff,

          my toes used to hurt when I wore certain shoes, when I discovered the nail place I visited a few times they breathed new life into my toes and the pain stopped within a couple of days

        • Adam says:

          *project is the word you’re after- not ‘enforce’.

          And yes, you did project a negative stereotype of masculinity along with tasteless belittlement.

        • Amna says:

          “Masculinity” is not an excuse to never groom yourself.
          Even men with nasty nails appear careless; no one wants dirt underneath their nails or flaky skin surrounding it

    • Yes, yes and yes.

      Meterosexual men enjoy doing those things.

    • EveZ says:

      define masculinity

    • aaa says:

      As a guy with a unibrow I’ve been “getting my eyebrows done” since I was a teenager

    • Hamed says:

      By the way man your website is

    • Hathra says:

      What is masculinity? It’s having qualities “tradionally” associated with men.

      So you’re not less of a man if you do your nails.

      Masculinity you’re conforming to what is traditionally given or shown to you by the world around you.

      Don’t mix up a “masculine” man with a gentlemen.

  2. meh says:

    On the same note, please recommend a place to do eyebrows for guys.

    • Mark says:

      I think both Spaloon and Ten do eyebrows, but can’t you just do it yourself with an eyebrow picker?

      • meh says:

        A lot of things a man can do himself, like his nails and his facial hair.

        • Mark says:

          i know but didn’t think there was much involved with eyebrows. i mean when i see a weird crazy eyebrow i just pluck it. But i guess there might be more work involved if you’re a lot hairier.

          • meh says:

            My eyebrows are thicker than my moustache, that’s why personally I don’t see why I would spend more than an hour to do my nails or shave, when I can do that at home in less than 15 minutes.

  3. Buzz says:

    I have a Philippina lady do pedicure and manicure at home. My advice make a deal with your favorite manicurist to come to your place and do the work while you watch Hulu. You may need to buy a foot spa from Ace for next to nothing.

    • k says:

      you watch hulu via vpn? also you could just pass by someplace sit on a chair that massages you as you watch Netflix on your phone.

  4. D says:

    Many of the home businesses offer nail service to men but I’d say it should be in a group setting so it’s not that sketchy for them. Having female friends or family there would be best

  5. forzaq8 says:

    Have you tried asking at kuwestions ? 😂

  6. Ash says:

    Know of a place men can get their lips botoxed?

  7. 7aneen says:

    Boushehri Clinic Dr Scholl’s

  8. zaydoun says:

    Just buy a big nail clipper and do it at home

  9. Amal says:

    Hi. You can check this local app for booking beauty and care services called Bookr. It’s has a section for gents and some of the establishments in there offer mani/padi services. Here’s the link to download the app

    My guess is if more people want the app, more places will sign up, offer more services and lower prices.

  10. Wassim says:

    Guys! answer the man’s question or keep your opinion to yourselves whether you agree in what he is doing or not. He just asked you a question.

  11. Foof says:

    wow, I’m actually surprised there isn’t a place like 1847 grooming lounge in Kuwait, I feel like a place like that would be such a hit. Mark, I think you need to consider opening up something of the like :P

  12. Samir says:

    Mark, I agree. Ten is on terminal decline and only one manicurist at Spaloon is actually well skilled. I have tried and failed to find a decent place too in kuwait. Finally found finally a decent hair n color stylist after four years, one who is accessible without waiting for weeks for an appointment and reasonably skilled.

  13. Hamed says:

    I got a $10 manicure kit on Amazon and tried to do my nails myself, after I paid close attention to what they do at Spaloon. It works and is a good grooming activity for an hour on a lazy Saturday. At first though I cut too deep and made myself bleed.

  14. DeViL says:

    Don’t know how Toenails sitting in socks and footwear help in impressing others, some people just are lazy enough to take care of themselves.

    • Mark says:

      Who said people get manis or pedis to impress others? I get them for me and it has nothing to do we laziness. Who the fuck is too lazy to clip their nails? Jeez don’t be so close minded.

    • Hathra says:

      Its not that “all people” are lazy, its that some people are busy or want professional help.

      These establishments came to be because of need. They bring jobs, help the economy, and a great to de-stress for some.

  15. ashraf says:

    I just bite them off :P

  16. Ipsom says:

    On the floor by a nice big window, so I can contemplate on my how much my life is messed up afterwards :)

    Or you can be like my driving instructor and cut them with a diagonal plier and have a couple of nails fly onto me while I’m driving… That was my last class with that creature

  17. Musaed says:

    LOL What’s next ?

  18. N says:

    Try Jumeirah’s spa, call to double check, but if I’m not mistaken they offer nail services for men.

  19. Ahmad says:

    home with a nail clipper thats all no need to do womens crap

  20. suzi says:

    Hey Mark!
    I was told this saloon in Grand Avenues, where the old souq section is, do a good pedi and mani for guys. Not sure whats the name though. It is at the very end of the old souq

  21. Animatedude says:

    Hey! we are men ,we are not 50 years old women!

    That being said, any idea where to get bikini waking for men in Kuwait? :D

  22. Kulsum says:

    So, wouldn’t most men spa do a manicure? Or even just the nails?

    Was nice meeting you the other day by the way

  23. YaHmara says:

    I need someone to tell me where I can get japanese toilets that splash your butt when you go #2. Serious question

    • Mark says:

      They’ve been around in kuwait for years. Any specific brand? Most big name brands have them. Alshaya in Hawalli next to Promenade has the Geberit brand. Totto have it as well so does Duravit. Find the dealers and you’ll find the toilets.

    • Hussain says:

      Alghanim – Safat home is the dealer of the japanese toilets (TOTO) In Kuwait

  24. AH says:

    Dear Mark,

    Call Lando on 99797183, he works in (Hello Saloon) on the same block of Al Jarra flowers in Salhiya, he’s the most experienced in Kuwait and most of the new places hire him to train their staff.

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