What to Look for in a Men’s Manicure Kit

Jatai International Jatai International Jatai International
Free shipping on orders of $50 or more within the USA and $90 or more to Canada! Note: Shipping to Canada is experiencing significant delays. See shipping policy page.
  • User icon
  • Cart Icon0

Click Here to Sign Up and Get Informed of New Uploaded Videos


Get the latest Academy content and special deals direct to your inbox

Scenario 1: You are out of town. You’ve been away for a few days and then dang it…it happens, you discover a hangnail! Your cuticle skin starts peeling off and it just looks and feels bad. You are tempted to peel it off, but you know that if you do, you risk peeling off too much dead skin which could lead to bleeding, making everything worse.

On the other hand, if you don’t, it continues to hang and peel away. You know it’s hanging there and that constant urge to pick at it can’t be stopped unless you eliminate it once and for all!

Scenario 2: Or what about the times when you are away from home and your nail chips out of the blue. It splits on the side and keeps getting caught on your clothes, scratches your skin and leaves you annoyed.

Every time it catches on something, it rips just a little more. So you get the urge to use your other fingernails to break it off. You know that if you don’t break it off, it will continue to drive you nuts. If you do, it can really create a jagged edge and leave your nail looking and feeling funny. So you continue to pick at the nail and all of a sudden you find yourself ripping off the top of your nail. No joke. This stuff happens.

It’s in these instances when you wish you had a manicure kit. A manicure kit is essential because nail and cuticle issues happen to everyone at the worst possible moment. And if you don’t take care of them right away, it can leave you with some annoying problems. Not only will your nails and fingers look horrible, but it can be very painful and could possibly lead to infection.

So what’s the answer? Finding a manicure kit with tools to fix these problems on the go is a simple and satisfying solution. But a manicure kit will also be useful for preventing such issues from happening in the first place. Keeping nails groomed on a regular basis should prevent most random nail issues. So what should you look for in a men’s manicure kit? There are many out there, so choose wisely.

Travel Manicure KitFirst, it’s important to determine how it will be used most. If you want a travel manicure kit, will it primarily stay in the hotel room or will you carry it with you in a bag as you are out and about? If you are keeping it at the hotel, at home or in a glove compartment, there are fewer restrictions on size and weight of the kit.

If you are planning on carrying the manicure kit with you in your man bag, you may want to keep your kit on the smaller and lighter side. The type of kit you choose should depend a lot on your duration away from where your kit is stored as well. The longer you are away, the more tools you may wish to carry in order to address any and all nail issues that could happen.

Second, after you’ve determined how you will be carrying the manicure kit, you need to decide what tools you want in it. What manicure problems do you usually come across? Chipped nails? Hangnails? Dry overgrown cuticles? As a man, do you need to trim those nose hairs or ear hairs? Keep all of your hygienic needs in mind when deciding on a kit that’s right for you.

Third, decide the quality of the tools to be housed in your manicure kit. Higher quality tools may be more expensive, but they last longer, have better handling and usually do a better job than cheap ones. Generally, if they are made of quality materials such as stainless steel they will be more durable and last longer.

Fourth, but not least, the case itself can make a big difference. Protecting your tools is important especially if you get high quality grooming tools. You will want to keep them protected.

A leather case is always a nice option but isn’t necessary. A nice pu leather case can be sufficient. Small elastic straps or something that holds the tools firmly in place are a nice feature as well.

You don’t want your tools in a case where they are freely moving around in a bag as this may lead to damaged tools over time. Keeping your tools in a sturdy travel case will be key to ensuring the longevity of your tools.

It is suggested to start with the essentials in your manicure kit. At minimum, it is recommended to have a fingernail clipper, toenail clipper, nail file, cuticle nippers or cuticle trimmer. An optional tool but still very important is a cuticle pusher. Each nail tool should have a purpose for you.

Outside nail tools, it’s important to carry other related grooming tools. In this instance you may wish to ‘upgrade’ your manicure kit to a grooming kit. These related tools could include cuticle scissors or make-up scissors for cutting hangnails or small hairs, nostril scissors, mustache scissors, a shaving razor and/or eyebrow tweezers depending on your needs.

Having the proper grooming tools in a men’s manicure set can save you the irritation of unsightly nails and painful hangnails. It also save you frustration and can quickly solve your nail needs instantly so you can avoid some of these minor nuisances we encounter each and everyday. One less nuisance is another moment to be content.

If you’re looking for a high quality manicure kit for men, check out Seki Edge. Known for some of the best grooming kits on the market, these kits are super cool. From the creators of the samurai sword in the mountains of Seki, Japan, Seki Edge combines centuries-old craftsmanship with modern technology to create the world’s finest stainless steel beauty and grooming tools.

Each Seki Edge tool gives a satisfying experience that is difficult to replicate. Beautifully and ergonomically designed, Seki Edge tools make grooming much more enjoyable. And, with tools being made in Japan, you know you’re getting something of quality.

Seki Edge Craftsman Luxury 6-Piece Grooming KitThe most popular grooming kit is the Seki Edge Craftsman Luxury 6-Piece Grooming Kit SS-3103. This set includes the two most popular Seki Edge Nail Clippers, the Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper (SS-106) and the Stainless Steel Toenail Clipper (SS-107).

These are highly rated and leave sharp, clean cuts. No more jagged edges! It also includes a stainless steel nail nipper to cut thicker nails, a nail file to smooth out nail edges, a tweezer to pluck stray hairs and nostril scissors to trim unruly nostril hairs.

These are all essential tools a man needs for basic grooming. It’s housed in a beautiful synthetic leather case which makes it perfect for travel or storing in a bathroom drawer or car glove compartment.

If you’re looking for something more sophisticated, the most luxurious kit is the Takuminowaza Craftsman Luxury 9-Piece Grooming Kit (G-3104). It houses nine essential tools including a cuticle pusher and cuticle nipper.

Aside from the 6-piece kit, Seki Edge has nine different kits to choose from, all with different combinations of tools based on your needs and preferences. They are great as gifts or for yourself. The best part is, these kits will last you a lifetime. To see Seki Edge Grooming Kits, click here.


JATAI provides innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service and educational support. To offer great products as a master distributor, we seek out and select only manufacturers who demonstrate superior workmanship, the most advanced technology, and respected business core values of reliability, honesty and integrity. Accordingly, JATAI represents three major ‘workhorse’ brands that dominate within their categories. Feather, Seki Edge and Fuji Paper. JATAI Academy brings beauty tools to creative life. It’s the ultimate professional information resource where Education, Artistry and Trends CONNECT for Stylists and Barbers.

No Comment Yet. Be the first to share what you think!

Add Your Comment

Follow JATAI


Filter Articles by Category

What Academy Users are Saying...

Amanda Kimball - Hair Stylist
JATAI’S amazing online Academy allows you to get education at any time – totally when it’s convenient for you. It’s a great place to go if you are needing new techniques or refreshers. There are so many to pick from. I use it often to freshen up or learn something new.
Paul Vega - Master Barber, Stylist, International Educator
Jatai's Feather Razor is responsible for so many of the textured looks that I have achieved. It’s a tool that I teach with to so many hairdressers & students throughout the country.  You will find Jatai's Feather Razor in every Top Artist assembly of tools.  Respect to the Feather Razor!
Ana Grisi - Hair Stylist
Through the sites easily accessible Academy, I’ve been able to branch out on blade styles as well as learn quick and friendly tips on using my tools on my clients everyday needs behind the chair.
Ivan Zoot - Barber & Hair Stylist
As a content provider I am in great company at Jatai Academy online. It has become a place on the web where beauty and barber professionals can count on finding quality information from industry leaders.