By Takiya Smith
Over the past couple of months, and rightfully so, pretty much all of my beauty articles have focused on women. Talk of eyelash extensions, eyebrow threading, makeup, hair, skin, nails, and all things girlie have no doubt sprinkled the articles. All for the sake of beauty, fashion and women, however, it has come to my attention that a good bit of readers following my articles are male. Surprised, and equally humbled and appreciative as I was to grasp this newfound knowledge, I now embark on a new mission. Just as Jesus and His disciples spread the word of God, I now vow to spread the beauty gospel amongst all that will hear and receive, both male and female.
Do the words “male” and “beauty” have any business being combined in the same sentence and spoken out of our mouths? Emphatically, I say, yes, absolutely! Spa tendencies, we will call them, are not just for females. Many flourishing spas and salons cater to pampering our men with services such as facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. Present day society seems to be so wrapped up in the matter of fact ideals that men who visit the spa or salon for such services must someway, somehow, lack a true manhood. So, the name “metrosexual” has been given to the brave souls who are not moved by whispers behind the salon chairs and just flat out know that rigid, dirt covered fingernails and hard calloused feet are no way to catch a date at all.
The term “metro” when referred to a male, is insistent of one that is, in fact, very much secure in whom he is. The metro male has no qualms or hang ups with walking into a spa, sans his better half, slapping down his charge card and booking a traditionally female dominate spa service. Affectionately dubbed for it’s common prevalence in urban, city men, the metro male clearly recognizes that his self-preservation is priority and makes no hesitations about it.
As the industry would have it, I myself make no judgements and welcome many a male client into my facility, in which they are treated fairly, as well as pampered. Services ranging from facials to threading of the brows, beards and mustache area keep these mighty “metro” males coming back for more.
Are you a metro male or do you feel that the spa is for women only? Visit my beauty blog and post a comment at www.blb-boutiques.com.
By Takiya Smith