This is What Happens When You’re a Guitarist and You Go Get a Mani/Pedi

This is What Happens When You’re a Guitarist and You Go Get a Mani/Pedi

People freak out when they see something out of the norm, so when I walked into a nail salon the other day with long nails on one hand, short on the other, the employees gathered around me and went like:

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What is wrong with you?

Sighs. Meanwhile, I desperately tried explaining that I played guitar, and even offered up to demonstrate why I had to have short nails on my left hand and long on the right. It still. Made. No. Sense.

You don't understand.
You don’t understand.

While the manicurist didn’t fully understand why I would commit such fashion atrocity, she proceeded to file my right-hand nails into what she felt was a set of horrid, slanted, pointy gremlin teeth.

This is what your nails look like.
This is what your nails look like.

The moment of culmination was when we finished the manicure and were readying for the pedicure. She proceeded to ask me the unthinkable: “for yo toes, long on right foot, short on left?”

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She was not joking. I gave up and tried moving on with life.

What have your mani/pedi experiences been like?



2 thoughts on “This is What Happens When You’re a Guitarist and You Go Get a Mani/Pedi”

  • Grandma wanted to cure my guitar fretting (left) hand. She applied some medicine, and scratch my fingernails. Guess what? Without my callus, my fingertips are now deformed. I had to play for a couple of weeks with LOTS OF PAIN, to make new callus skin, and stop the pain.

    My left hand only works now for guitar playing. I have a lot of sensitivity on my fingertips, and can’t hold/touch things for a lot of time using that hand. Guess what? I incredibly have to increased my string gauges thanks to my callus strength. Guitar action is going to be raised too.

    How ironic!