Spa Treatments: Catering to Male Athletes


Spa: Habitude Salon and Spa, Seattle

Service: Sport Manicure ($34+) /Sport Pedicure ($61+)

Key Benefits: “Just as proper footwear is an important consideration for athletes, the condition of their nails and feet is crucial,” explains founder Inez Gray. “Short, smooth toenails are essential to ensure that no pinching, cutting or ingrown nails occur during activities, and calluses can be prone to infection and cause long-term issues if not addressed.”

Ideal Client: Football Players: NFL stud Tim Tebow is known to book regular manicure and pedicure appointments to keep his digits in tact.

Treatment Highlights: The manicure includes the basic protocol of nail shaping and filing, along with an arm massage with buffing if desired. The Sport Pedicure boasts a therapeutic warm footbath; nail clipping and shaping (with extra attention to cuticles and any calloused areas), an exfoliating polish, and a foot and calf massage.

Selling Points: Male clients get the full “manly” spa experience in a testosterone-friendly environment: robes, slippers and furniture that accommodate their larger frames, for example, and a locker room fully stocked with guy-appropriate products and tools that appeal to men.