For many years I used to bite my nails, bitten down to the quick which I admit looked disgusting....but I stopped and now have a growth of nail on each finger, which I'm actually proud of. In fact, I've had a few complients from women about my clean nails. I have about 3mm of growth on each finger...how much nail growth is acceptable for a man? Without it being considered effeminate or vain. I have a dirty, manual job so I have to use a nail file every day to clean underneath my nails. I find dirty nails soooooo disgusting. Has any male here had a manicure in a salon? Would you recommend it??