Here is a quote from one of many emails that I receive almost daily on the subject of men wearing nail polish. I thought I would share with you the messages we been doing back and forth because I think its an important enough subject to do so.
I do hope you will leave your comments, I would love to hear what you think as well!
To answer your question I’m a straight 30 year old man with a girlfriend.
I’ve been wearing nail polish for about 2 & half years now.
I pretty much wear nail polish on my toes all the time, but I’m not confident enough to show my toes in public
I wear nail polish on my fingers on & off mainly at weekends due to work:-(
I’m not 100% confident wearing polish on my fingers I do try & hide it unless I feel confident in the situation
My girlfriend is supportive but I just feel to nervous. Any advice???? ~ M
Now I had to really think about this question, some guys have no problem what so ever going out in public wearing nail polish in all kinds of crazy colors. With so many colors to pick from I’m not surprised at all. BUT most of these guys are wearing nail polish on their toes, not their fingernails and that is where the problem lies. You can hide your toes in a pair of shoes, you can’t hide your fingernails.
So what if you really really want to wear nail polish in public on your fingernails, where do you start? Well it always helps to have a partner who is supportive of the idea.
If she is open to the idea of you wearing nail polish in colors on your nails, then here is what I would do..
I would get a manicure done, a really nice one, with wax, massage the works! Then I would start with a basic nude color.. something that is barely there. No glitter (glitter on a guy just don’t seem to work for me) Once you become used to a nude color, I would start with something maybe sheer with color.. something that is a guys color.. like Widow Maker or John Smith with the idea of wearing a color that doesn’t jump out at you. Then work your nerve up to Coal Miner and really rock out your nails with Adam
( You want really fun mattes check out ManGlaze.. his rock for guys!)
***Now in M’s case I think he needs to get used to the idea of wearing nail polish on his toes before he starts with his fingernails. Sometimes we feel like everyone is looking at us, when really they are not. ***
In today’s world men wearing nail polish is a lot easier to get away with, than guys wearing makeup. Nail polish for men is hitting main stream and its about time!
Now below this is my answer to a question that I get asked so very often, what do I think about men wearing nail polish?
Most guys who I sell polish too, tell me about how its like for them. The good and the bad, their pain of loving something so much but having a partner that thinks if they wear it they are turning into a girl. No that is so narrow-minded!!
I got one guy who would love to wear nail polish to work for fun just once..
My thoughts about it is this, I see nothing wrong with men wearing polish either on their fingernails or toenails. I got to the shopping malls and watch guys and I am starting to notice more and more are wearing polish on their toes.
If you are going to wear nail polish guys, here are a few points for you:
But if you are going to wear polish on your fingernails or toenails there are a few things I say you got to do. If you got hairy toes, then shave them. Keep your toes clean, and get pedicures done.
Your fingernails? Keep your nails looking nice, the worse thing to see if a guy with bitten off nails, hard cuticles, dry hands. Like ladies your hands are just as noticed. CEO’s of companies get manicures done because it adds to their professional look overall. They wear clear or just get their nails buffed to a nice shine.
Wearing nail polish is just another way to show off your sense of style. The fact I sell nail polish has nothing to do with how I think or feel about the idea. I see nothing wrong with it.
I would rather see a nice looking pair of fingernails with a color on them over all that markings you can put into your skin. You can change your polish, removing a tat? Well good luck..
Whenever you want to talk about wearing polish, as you see I am here for you.
Think of me as your friend who just happens to sell nail polish.
Thanks for your question M, you made my day!
PS: I thought this way about nail polish even before I started selling nail polish for men.
what do I really think about guys wearing nail polish? Here are a few posts I have done over the years..
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