Raw? fish pedicure
A beauty salon in Alexandria, Virginia is using an unconventional pedicure treatment to get rid of dead skin on their client's feet.
A customer said "it's not icky at all it feels like a tingling machine."
At Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, the pedicures are the rage and they don't involve razors.
This may be the only salon in the country where all it takes to get rid of your dead skin and calluses is bubbly hot water and fish.
Salon manager Julie Nguyen says "Doctor Fish. What they do is nibble in your dead skin around your feet and give you very good, relax."
They're called Garra Rufa, also called "Doctor" fish. They have no teeth and don't bite. But they feed on the dead, flaky skin of your feet.
Another customer... "it was a little tickley at first because it feels like there are like little suction cups on your foot but it was really nice after it got going."
There are 100 fish in each pedicure tank.
They swim and feed together until the feet are nice and smooth.
These fish, first used in Turkey and popular in some Asian countries, are the perfect alternative to razors, now more closely regulated because of concerns about sanitation.
There are no state regulations that apply to using fish on your feet, but the county does require that the water in these tanks be changed for each customer.