Male Nail Polish News: 1990's
News about the increasing use of males using nail polish is main topic of Male
Nail Polish News.
Half In Line For Uban Decay Free Manicures Are Men
During the International Fashion Boutique Show for the year 1996 in New York
City, the nail polish company Urban Decay advertised free manicures as a
promotion of Wende Zomnir the company creative director. The free manicure lines
were so long that they when out the front door. Zomnir says, "There were as many
men as women in the line."
The magazines Urban Decay chosen for their print advertisement was probably the
reason for the large number of men in lines for free manicures. Urban Decay had
decided to advertise their unisex grungy nail color in magazines with male
reader like Interview, Rolling Stone and Spin, insteat of women's magazines.
Kindergarten Students Get Manicues When Field Trip Makes Unscheduled
A kindergarten class field of Achilles Elememtary School, Gloucester, Virgina on
Thursday March 19, 1998 was scheduled with a visit to Chesapeake Bank, then
going to McDonald for lunch, and a visit to a local florist, then return to
school. The teacher decided to add an unsheduled trip to to Lucille'e Hair
The hair salon owner and manager, Lucille Rowe, discussed hygiene and the kind
of work stylists do to the students. She offered to let the girls get their
nails done. Rowe declare that once the boys saw what the girls were doing, they
wanted to take part in the fun. Matthew had his nail painted with glittery gloss
while some of his classmate got their nails painted in greens and blues.
Matthew parents, Aaron Moore and Deborah Deckerlagand were the only parents to
complain about their child free manicue. They were infuriated that their 5 year
old son came home from school proudly showing his painted fingernails and a
coupon for 25% off the next visit. They believed that no 5 year old, male or
female, should be getting his or her nails painted. During a March 23, 1998
telephone interview, Moore said, "It's a good thing they went to the nail shop
and not the body piercing one.
Middle school Boys Let Girls Paint Their Nails During Trip To Manhoney State
Ad Astra is a 7 days summer academic and social program at Creighton University,
Omaha, Nebraska for gifted and talented middle school students entering the 7th,
8th, and 9th grades in the fall. The Ad Astra students lived in dormitories on
the university campus. All Ad Astra student when on a trip to Manhoney State
Park on June 26, 2001. Near the end of their stay at Mahoney State Park, the The
girls ask the boys if they can paint their nails. Eight or nine of the boys gave
in after the begging, pleading, and bribery from the girls. Andrea Tarrell
commented Ian Sweaney really embraced his feminism, donning hot pink nails with
blue spots and glitter. Although Emily had nail polish remover, some of the boys
removed the polish with their keys.
Male Wearing Nail Polish
Male Nail Polish News: 2001
copyright 2002: Burton Craddock