Fishy Beauty

There’s something fishy about the latest rage in pedicure treatment. Instead of pumice stones or razors, ladies can now rely on tiny nibbling carp to slough away dead skin. Dozens of “doctor fish” are poured into a personalized pedi-tank to munch away at your calluses, but they won’t ever bite away your live skin because they are toothless. The treatment has previously been popular in Turkey and several Asian countries. It gained momentum in the U.S. when Vanessa Williams’s character Wilhelmina tried the treatment on Ugly Betty. And now the Virginia-based salon Yvonne Hair and Nails offers the service. So far, customers give the painless, piscatorial method a thumbs-up. The salon’s owner hopes to turn the nibbling treatment into a full-body experience. I don’t know how I feel about this one. There’s something a wee bit creepy about having small toothless fish munch away at my calluses. I’m dying to hear what you all think about this one!

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5 responses to “Fishy Beauty

  1. Uh, that would be something I would need to consider for a while. Even if it IS the latest thing, I’d still need to somehow get past the physical stomach issues I have just thinking about it. Never say never though, right?

  2. I saw Diane Sawyer get this pedi on Good Morning America and i was grossed out, still am!

  3. All I have to say is EWWWWW! No thanks. I’ll stick to my “traditional” pedi.

  4. Well, not sure I would want that. I think the fish would tickle – i would have more issue with laughing my self silly then the fish eating away at my dead skin.

  5. This peaks my curiosity but there is something about it that still grosses me out.

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