Just about every spa I’ve been to lately — or read about — has services exclusively for men.
Men are spending a lot more time and money on their looks. They’re getting Botox, booking regular massages, even scheduling monthly facials.
How’s this: according to the 2011 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, male chin augmentations are up 76 percent from last year, cheek implants 52 percent and buttock implants 47 percent.
The New York Times recently tapped this as a topic of debate among its correspondents, and the discussions were interesting.
Of course, much of it was centered around whether today’s modern man — the one who gets facials during lunch or enjoys a luxurious massage by candlelight — is really “manly.”
But then again, what’s manly, anyway?
My husband has an intensive five-step skincare routine that involves products I’d never purchase without a gift card. They’re expensive, they smell great, and I often steal them.
Just because he cares about his skin — and, by the way, it shows — doesn’t make him less of a man. Maybe more of one since he openly admits it.
But what’s your take? Do you think the modern man has lost its edge? Or do you think men should enjoy all the pleasure of life, including an exfoliating pedicure?