Japanese Men Use Nail Art To Get Ahead At Work

01_pastels-(2)_MikeGartenPhotographed by Mike Garten.
Nail art is pretty much a girl's game here in the U.S., but that isn't the case in Japan (a.k.a nail-art capital of the world). Men in Japan are men sneaking off to nail salons across the country to get 3-D hearts and fake gemstones affixed to their nails and snagging points in the job market. And here you thought your Coachella nail art was too taboo for corporate.
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The practice, called bijinesu neiru, or business nail, is so under-the-radar that Style.com equates it to Fight Club. Of course, we all know the first rule of Fight Club: You don't talk about it. The men who get polished all know each other, go to the same salons (usually after hours), and are willing to shell out a pretty penny for their designs — sometimes half their salaries. But, big money spent could mean big money earned. One man had his salary raised 275% after his boss noticed the company logo painted on his nails. We'll keep that in mind the next time we're up for a promotion. (Style.com)
UPDATE: We've been informed that this story originally ran as an April Fool's joke on Rocket News. Men using nail art to get ahead was just a little too good to be true!


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