A true Renaissance man, Steve Martin is a comedian, actor, playwright, novelist, and musician. It turns out he’s a regular nail salon goer as well. Martin made this somewhat surprising revelation in a Wall Street Journal interview promoting his new bluegrass album “Rare Bird Alert.”
“When I’m playing three-finger, I wear picks. But when I’m playing clawhammer, I go to a beauty shop and I have them put two acrylic or silk fingernails on my first two fingers,” says Martin. “Otherwise they would just splinter. I go about every two weeks.” When asked if he frequents a regular salon, he responds, “No, almost anyone can do it. And they do it in varying qualities. They always think you’re a guitar player. I think banjo players are really rare in salons. We’re too manly for that.”
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