Would you ever pay $140 for a pedicure? Well, apparently celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Gwyneth Paltrow do.They get their feet glamorized by pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez, who makes quite a killing on his pedicures/massages.
Well, for less than half that amount you could get an eco-pedicure – literally – fromYvonne Hair and Nails salonin Alexandria, Virginia.
So what’s so eco about this salon? Instead of using sharp razors to scrape away the dead skin on your feet, the pedicurists use tiny carp!
If you think this is a bit zany, so did many other people…until they had their feet pedicured by the fish themselves.
One woman from Rockville, Maryland said it was the best pedicure she ever had. And so have a majority of the people who were brave enough to try it out.
Apparently the warm water that is used to soak the feet in is perfect for the fish, who thrive in the environment and eat the dead floating skin cells. (Don’t worry, the fish have no teeth.)
After the fish are done nibbling away, then you get a regular pedicure, which is much easier to complete because your skin is now soft.