By Christopher Kato:
Isn’t it laughable that today’s men salons offer pedicure and manicure services for their male clients? Some go as far as offering hair oil for some men, apparently the glow that comes with oiling the hair is the main attraction for some men opting for that service!
Never in a million years did I ever think I would be encountered with the following: You enter a barbershop, you head to the next free chair and your favourite barber gets down to work. While he’s busy chopping off your hair in the usual style that you want, he whispers in your ear, “Ssebo we also do fingers and nails. Should I call the ‘nails’ person?”
Yes, today’s man has really evolved. His metamorphosis has gone from – French cut, thank you very much to, “I want it cut low on the sides and low on the top, and do you do nails also?” How can a 42 year old man have his feet in a bucket of warm soapy water having his toes chipped by a fella, and at the same time his fingers all stretched out for the ‘nails’ guy to do his thing. And all this is done while he’s having his hair cut! 42 years old!!!
When did men have their toe nails trimmed…by fellow men? Isn’t that disturbing? What happened to the DIY spirit? How can a grown man have his fingers all stretched out with such precision and attention to detail that when he’s having his finger nails trimmed, the dude cutting them constantly comments of how ‘soft’ his hands feel? Yuck!!!
Let's leave the nails ‘saga’ alone. Have you seen some men spotting tight jeans? They ‘compliment’ that look with a blouse-like T-Shirt and black sharp shoes. The t-shirt is purple with wordings on it that read, “Do you like what you see!” Imagine Shaka Zulu bumping into such a fella! Then there is this lot that wear bangles and rosaries around their neck all, apparently in the name of fashion. They even have on these silver bangles that your housemaid wore in the late 90’s all draped on their hands like some sort of Masai bride heading off to get married. How does a man enter a supermarket and head off to the ladies section that sells bangles, and purchases some for himself?
If it ain’t wrong, then what is? Metro sexual my foot!
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