The men’s manicure set dates back more than 3,000 years to ancient Egypt where the pharaohs had specially trained servants whose only job was to see to it that their hands were always finely detailed. Today most of us can’t afford to keep a manicurist on call, never mind a bevy of them like the pharaohs did, but the manicure set is still with us and these days they’re better than ever. Here are the 7 best manicure sets for men.
Our Top Picks Of The Best Manicure Sets for Men
1. The Art of Shaving 7-Piece Manicure Set
The Art of Shaving 7-Piece Manicure Set cuts a handsome profile and is compact enough to go just about anywhere with you. The set includes a nail file, cuticle nipper, nail clipper, nose hair scissors, moustache scissors, slanted head tweezers and toe nail clippers all fashioned from beautiful and durable corrosion resistant, tempered stainless steel. Each implement has a lustrous satin finish and each has a hand crafted appearance and feel to it. This is a beautifully engineered men’s manicure set that will have you looking your best at all times.
The Art of Shaving has been around more than 20 years and has become one of the more successful purveyors of men’s grooming products to come along in recent times. They rarely skimp on the quality and their worldwide success is a testament to their dedication. The carrying case here is genuine cowhide leather that is smooth and supple to the touch. Stitching throughout is precise and effective and there are specially designed slots for each tool. Speaking of the tools themselves, the cutting surfaces are sharp and strong and produce nice clean, crisp cuts every time. There are no superfluous touches, everything has a job to do and is designed to do it.
- BrandThe Art of Shsving
- Model7 Piece Manicure Set
2. Anself 10-in-1 Manicure Pedicure Set
If you are looking for an effective manicure set that covers all the bases and tucks away into a carrying case about the size of a paperback novel (remember those?) the Anself 10-in-1 may be just the thing for you. The case itself has a hard PU leather shell which means you never have to worry about just tossing it into your bag if you’re in a hurry. And the whole thing snaps shut with a satisfying “thup” like an old cigarette case from a 40s Humphrey Bogart movie.
Inside is where the real fun begins because the good folks at Ansel have all the bases covered. There are 2 nail clippers, a toenail clipper, a cuticle trimmer, a pair of tweezers, a pair of eyebrow scissors, a nail file, a single-edged push stick and a V-shaped push stick. Each piece is made of high quality stainless steel and sports a rich, brushed finish that’s as satisfying to hold as it is to behold. Every piece is well made and durable although the scissors – even though they are effective – have an insubstantial feel to them. But that’s small beer indeed. The bottom line is that the Anself 10-in-1 Men’s Manicure/Pedicure Set is a value winner no matter how you look at it.
- Weight8.8 ounces
3. Takuminowaza Luxury 6-Piece Grooming Kit
If you like the idea of the Anself 10-in-1 but want to take several steps up in terms of design and execution the Takuminowaza Luxury 6-Piece Grooming Kit deserves your attention. Everything about this manicure set is sumptuous and well considered and looks like it would be right at home in the steamer trunk of an aristocrat. Care and consideration are evident at every turn from the rich genuine leather case with its robust zipper and embossed logo to the gentle curves of the nostril scissors, the rubber handle on the fingernail file, the craftsmanship that went into the stitching and the quality snaps that hold the various instruments in place.
Just as there are lamps and then there are genuine antique Tiffany lamps so too there are manicure sets and then there is the Takuminowaza Luxury 6-Piece Grooming Kit. This will likely be the only manicure set you’ll ever need. And who knows? You may even hand it down to your son one day. You might think a manicure set doesn’t really qualify as a family heirloom, but once you get your hands on the Luxury 6-Piece Grooming Kit it’s likely you’ll change your mind.
- BrandSeki Edge
- Weight11.2 ounces
4. 3 Swords Germany 8 Piece Manicure/Pedicure Kit
3 Swords Germany produce an array of grooming sets for both men and women and have a well-deserved reputation for affordable quality. This 8 Piece Manicure/Pedicure Kit is a prime example of how the company manage to squeeze every last bit of value out of the grooming sets they produce. This 3 Swords kit includes a finger nail clipper, toe nail clipper, cuticle scissors, nail scissors, tweezers, nail file, hoof stick and nail cleaner. Each grooming implement is nickel plated to resist corrosion and has a satisfying solidity to it.
On the whole the implements are effective and dependable, there’s plenty of effort-free leverage available in the clippers and the scissors are agreeably sharp. The tweezers have a practical angle to them that allows you to get a clean view of what you’re doing most of the time, which isn’t always the case with some tweezers. If there is a downside to this particular kit it’s that the case, while genuine leather, is a bit rough around the edges. Although those rough edges are really only visible when the case is open. Otherwise it’s all good.
- Brand3 Swords Germany
- Weight6.4 ounces
5. Czech & Speake Air Safe Leather-Bound Travel Manicure Set
Czech & Speake deliver an “airline safe” minimalist manicure set that contains only the essentials. Each grooming implement is engineered with rounded edges to comply with the strict safety standards imposed by most nations regarding what can and can’t be taken in a carry-on bag. The 4 must-have items in the case are nail clippers, safety scissors, tweezers and a crystal nail file. Each is Teflon coated to resist corrosion and to stay cleaner longer and each finds a home of its own in the throwback genuine leather, beautifully grained, snap shut case.
Transporting grooming items in carry-ons has been an issue for some time and more than a few people have had their manicure tools confiscated by TSA or other security organizations. With the Air Safe Travel Manicure Set Czech & Speake provide a welcome response to the issue. You may still get called out by security when they notice the C&S case but once they open it their response is more likely to be appreciative smiles than stern looks. For the record the case also comes with a dust bag and decorative box should you be giving it as a gift.
- BrandCZECH & SPEAKE
6. WoneNice 15 In 1 Stainless Steel Mens Manicure Set
The WoneNice 15-in-1 Stainless Steel Mens Manicure Set provides outstanding value for men on the go. This affordable but well considered manicure set with its distinctive red and black color scheme contains all the essentials a guy needs to complete his well-groomed look as well as a few useful items other kits tend to overlook. The 15 grooming implements are 3 different sized nail clippers, 3 peeling knives, 2 cuticle trimmers, a nail file, eyebrow tweezers, toe nail clipper, multi-purpose scissors, a V-shaped push stick, a blackhead needle and an ear pick. Each is crafted from high quality stainless with an oxidized black finish that’s as durable as it is attractive.
Where other manicure sets for men leave you wanting you could likely open your own manicure business with this WoneNice 15-in-1 kit. Perhaps the most welcome surprise related to the WoneNice 15-in-1, beyond the fact that it fulfills all your grooming needs, is the fact that the carrying case is only 6 x 4 inches when closed. Toss in the 30 day money back guarantee and you have a genuine value on your hands.
- Weight11.4 ounces
7. HeadBlade Groomster Manicure Set
HeadBlade presents us with a nifty compact men’s manicure set that gets the job done and will fit into the inside breast pocket of your suit jacket without being noticed. A great idea for men on the go who make regular presentations and always want to look their best under the glare of the spotlight. The kit includes a nail file, nail clippers, tweezers, a cuticle cleaner, all-purpose scissors and an ear cleaner; an oft-overlooked grooming implement that’s a welcome inclusion here.
We love the fact that the kit is not only practical as can be but that the case is also really well made and genuinely handsome. It has a handcrafted quality to it both inside and out that you’d expect on a manicure set costing 3 or 4 times as much. Stitching is robust and accurate, the high quality zipper opens and closes effortlessly and the embossed logo is well executed. There are higher quality grooming tools out there and there are plenty of cheap kits, but there probably aren’t any equally compact kits that are in the same league with this one value-wise.
- Weight0.3 ounces