Men this one’s for you. I think by now it’s been established that women can be quite high maintenance when it comes to pampering themselves, so why can’t men be the same?
Look around and you’ll see dozens of services dedicated to the pampering and self-care of oneself. Services ranging from mani/pedis, hairdressers, facials, etc. A lot of these services are targeted at women, but hello! It’s 2017, men need some pampering too. Men need not be shy if some days they feel like they need a facial, a mani/pedi (maybe even just a mani), or a teeth whitening session.
It’s equal, but majority of our clients have been women. Smile Labs Parramatta provides a service to make both men and women feel comfortable. Teeth whitening may not be considered a necessity, but it’s a pretty handy service to have around, especially if there’s a special occasion coming up or you just feel like it. We’ve had various reasons from our clients ranging from weddings/birthdays coming up to wanting to treat themselves because they quit smoking.
Below are some services that are mainly targeted at women, but men can enjoy them too. Stereotype, schmereotype.
Everyone needs a good facial every now and then. Why? Because they’re actually healthy for us. Facials can improve blood circulation as well as get rid of dead skin cells. We don’t want dead skin cells on our face because they can clog our pores which can cause acne and other blemishes. Along with irritation caused by a shaving routine, men have coarser skin than women and have larger pores. Facials can target specific skin concerns that regular soap and water won’t fix. So, guys, take the image of white robes, face masks and cucumbers on your eyes out of your head, because that’s not what facials are all about…at least not entirely.
Laser Hair Removal
We started with shaving, moved on to waxing, now laser hair removal. Hair, it can be such a hassle! Like with facials, the clientele for laser hair removal initially started with women as they tend to have more concerns regarding this issue (face, underarms, legs, bikini etc). However, men also have concerns when it comes to hair, most commonly the chest and back area. I don’t know about you guys, but you’d have to be flexible to be able to shave your back, and I think we can agree that waxing is just painful, so with advancing technologies, laser hair removal is your next best bet. It’s a simple, easy treatment that will save you money on grooming in the long run.
For a long time (even now), mani/pedis are a woman’s pamper favourite. Us girls love getting our nails done, sometimes because there’s a special occasion, but most of the time because it gives us some ‘me-time’…or we’re just not bothered to do it ourselves. Men can enjoy this too. Guys, there are actual benefits to getting a manicure! Mani/pedis will improve blood flow and shape your nails and treat your cuticles. This will lead to strong and healthy nails. Why do you need this, you ask? Because treated cuticles mean less chances of developing fungi and other infections. Treat those hands and feet, they deserve it!
Teeth whitening only became popular in the last couple years. Dentists started offering it, but then independent salons started popping up for a fraction of the cost. Eventually home kits became available as well. Teeth whitening isn’t really something you think about until it’s mentioned, and then you’re like “Wow, maybe I should get my teeth whitened”. Now, it’s becoming one of those services that you include when preparing for a special occasion. Other times, it’s because you just want whiter teeth. Compared to facials and mani/pedis, teeth whitening is low key, but we still get some reluctance from the guys that walk past our store. There’s nothing invasive about our treatment and it will last you about 4-6 months, so you don’t have to do it that often (or you can do it as often as you like, it doesn’t harm your teeth anyway). You can get it done alone or with a mate, either way, you get a whiter and brighter smile.
The time has come for men to enjoy the same pampering services offered to women. It could even be a thing you do as a couple, or you could just be a bachelor who likes to look and feel his best.
Either way, come on into our Parramatta salon or make a booking with us and get a whiter and brighter smile! We’re located walking distance from the station and Westfield Parramatta, (inside Fitness First) open 7 days a week, and we take after work bookings.
It’s your turn guys!