Because S&C cares about shoes, she cares about feet. I’m personally overdue for a pedicure, and I know that if I’m hopping into those Gisella sandals soon, these puppies need some work. A friend passed on WUSA9’s segment about an unorthodox pedicure method that is all the rage. Yvonne’s Hair Salon in Alexandria, VA, offers the same flesh-eating fish pedicure as seen on Ugly Betty (episode where Wilhelmina discovers that Daniel Mead’s father finds soft feet irresistible and she goes to the extreme). Anyway, these tiny but hungry Garra Rufa, or “Doctor Fish,” eat the dead skin off your feet in about a half hour, leaving them silky smooth.
The Telegraph in the UK also reported the story, indicating that these toothless fish nibble away at dead skin but leave healthy flesh untouched. And, advocates say it is a natural alternative to using the potentially unsanitary razors, clipper or pumice stone.
Shoes & Cocktails wants to know: natural, or going too far?