Want to get your paws on her? Then you’ll need to make them look marginally appealing and most of all, clean. Jocelyn Petroni, nail expert for Chanel Australia, reveals how to perform a DIY man mani.

Step 1: clip your nails straight across, following the natural line of the white free edge.

Step 2: wash your hands under warm water with a gentle soap and scrub with a natural bristle brush to remove dirt under the nail bed. Stop here, or, if your masculinity allows, use an orange stick to gently push back your cuticles towards the nail bed and wipe away the dead skin. Massage a natural oil (like almond or jojoba) into the cuticles.