Thursday, March 31, 2011

Male pedicures

Will a full-service spa for men survive in Columbus?

You might ask that question after reading this week's nightlife column, a profile of Van Dykes for Men -- a new full-service spa where no girls are allowed.

Among the available services: haircuts, massages, straight-razor shaves and more. Join a members’ club and you’ll have access to bonuses like a members’ lounge.

The spa sits near Old Siam in downtown Columbus and is scheduled to start serving customers at 9 a.m. Saturday.

After posing a question about male pedicures on the Ledger's Facebook page, I was surprised by the number of women who expected a date to boast proper foot hygiene. "I could never sleep with a man that doesn't get pedi's," one woman wrote.

Anyone agree?