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New Nail Salon Lets Men Watch Sports While Getting Manicures

Hammer & Nails, a premium male-centric nail salon to open in November. (Photo by Nathan Worden courtesy of Hammer & Nails)
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Guys need to get pampered too! Hammer & Nails is a new male-centric nail salon that serves as a man cave for dudes who just want a mani-pedi without feeling overwhelmed by the estrogen-levels in the room. The shop opens its doors on Nov. 9 on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood.

"When I first visited a traditional nail salon to treat my callused hands and feet, I felt completely like a fish out of water in a predominantly female environment," said owner Michael Elliot in a statement. "I immediately saw a need for a nail shop that caters to businessmen, athletes, mechanics and men who take proper care of their appearance and hygiene."

Customers apparently won't be seeing US Weekly magazines strewn around or have to watch "the television displaying babbling brooks and blossoming tulips," according to the website. Instead, there will be king-sized leather chairs, personal flat screen TVs and headphones, and a package of premium sports channels.

Elliot, a screenwriter who wrote Just Wright (a film starring Common and Queen Latifah), is hoping to offer complimentary beer and scotch when he gets a liquor license, which he doesn't have yet, according to Fashionista.

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However, prices are a bit higher as he'll be charging $25 for a manicure and $30 for a pedicure, but it just might be worth the premium cost for someone who needs a moment to get away in a man cave.