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Reader Comments (31)

Why is this not already commonplace? Brilliant.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

Every panel was pure gold! I'm due for a "dermal overhaul and nail resurfacing". It's actually a great idea.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterScottdog

The last bubble would make more sense grammatically if it said "...ask out a woman while she's looking at...."

Maybe it's just me, though.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillythemailboy

They opened two weeks ago. Can't say I've been.

http://www.hammerandnails-salon.com/

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJack

I don't often laugh out loud reading webcomics, but this was a cracker.

But seriously, have you not seen a men's toiletries ad recently? "Men's skin is like LEATHER", "Buy new FACE PROTECTOR", it's mental how manly they try to make it sound. Selling it like car detailing is actually kind of genius...

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

That is... actually a really good idea! I could go a nail resurfacing

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR Jones

Pure gold. Well done. Heck, I'd go get a dermal overhaul any time.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike N

Why not? Near me is a men's haircare place where the hairdressers not only dress skimpy (and offer massages) but their website looks like a langerie catalogue with artful, black-and-white shots. And the haircuts are like 45 dollars for the privelege of not quite seeing anything while they happen.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBWM

Wow, just wow! Brilliant!

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterB2B

This just might work.
Seriously.
If you throw in a pun at least every other sentence, you'll double the number of customers. The puns could all be lame, as long as they're obvious.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

......and they could open these 'Body Shops' in strip malls next to those obnoxious 'Sport Clips' franchises.

My God.... this idea might be profitable. Terrible, but profitable.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHappyGuy

Holy crap is that ever a good idea.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Well, I'm not sure about spas for men, but there are sports-themed hair salons for men.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTachyon

Years ago, Axe had a commercial for their body wash that was based on this exact notion. (Of course, all of the machine operators were sexy sudsed-up women, because it was an Axe commercial.)

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfluffy

I googled "spa for men". Most of the first page told me how it is completely okay for men to go to a spa, a sure sign that it is weird for men to go to a spa.
Also one link told me that if I was gay and in Bangkok there was totally a spa there for me.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

That's actually flippin' brilliant!

And apropos of the subject, in recent years I've taken to using my dremel tool with a grinding attachment to keep my big toe nails in check.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCanuckAmuck

And if you could swing a liquor license, you'd be set for life!

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

New business venture Scott? Now shut up and take my money!!!!

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

Brilliant. There is a chain of mens barber shops called the locker room same basic concept

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternix

Love it. Do it. Market it. Franchise it. Sell it.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThestas

A quick google search revealed:
http://www.thedenizen.co.nz/wellbeing/face-forward-stage-two/

You might just be on to something.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternicreader

Actually, try doing a wood glue peel. Coat your hands/whatever in a thin layer of wood glue, let it dry, then peel it off. It takes all sorts of crud with it and is addictively fun.

Just, you know, not on hair.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShaftway

There's apparently a chain of sports-themed hair salons that's basically Cartoon Cuts for grown men. I guess barbershops are too old-fashioned, and salons need to be more manly to appeal to some men.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRedshift

If they did spas like described here, even I might consider going (I'm a very atypical woman). I think I've worried a dentist in the past by comparing her drill to my dremel & asking lots of questions about how she'd cleaned & drilled out my tooth ready for a filling...

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTiggothy

"having or characterized by gnarls; gnarled." Also "dangerous". Also "awfully ugly". Also "excellent" (huh? well, in that case she won't be working on the feet).

I think the grammar is fine.

In the United Kingdom, they recently started showing a TV advert for hair shampoo with caffeine in it, goodness knows why, if it works, such as to wake you up while you shower (if you see what I mean), it's probably downright dangerous. But anyway, it was supposed to be "German engineering for your hair", looks like car oil, and disappears off the screen with a racing car roar. "The activating caffeine ingredient in Elided shampoo can increase
hair growth by slowing down the effects of hereditary hair loss" according to a web site that I'm very sceptical of. And anyway you don't -have- kids.

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

"Nail resurfacing!"
Gold! :D

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

@Robert,

The "excellent" meaning for 'gnarly' is from surfer lingo. For attestations, cf. such classic literature as "Fast Times At Ridgemont High."

December 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Gold, all the way through! Plus, I think you've found an alternative career to fall back on if you ever stop making this strip. (Please, DON'T stop making this strip! But I'm just saying, if you don't run a 'spa' like this yourself, you could certainly be its chief advertising executive!)

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCR

A couple of months ago, I thought a men's pedicure place with a lawn maintenance theme might work - Hedge Clippers - but it seemed too silly... now I'm thinking maybe I should develop it! :D

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

@ Tiggothy said: "I think I've worried a dentist in the past by comparing her drill to my dremel & asking lots of questions about how she'd cleaned & drilled out my tooth ready for a filling..."

Funny you should bring this up; I was at my dentist last week having a new crown installed. Since I am in engineering and metal fabrication it was right up my alley. 3D surface imaging to create the crown solid model, then off to the cnc mill to machine the crown out of a block of ceramic. And the dental assistant who did all of the heavy lifting with the imaging scans and making the model, then machining the crown was smokin' hot. And she let me watch. It don't get any better than that.

December 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterR. Dan

Genius. Pure genius.

December 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElyob

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