Having taken New York by storm, the real snake skin manicure has arrived in London. Not for the faint hearted, the Bio Sculpture snake skin manicure and pedicure is being offered exclusively at the Hand & Foot Spa, Chelsea.
The idea was first brought to fruition by Terri Silacci in California, who got the idea after her son brought home a shed snake skin. Following a piece on The Today Show, the nail design has become the latest nail trend to hit New York.
It is important to note, the snake skin is shed naturally. Snakes shed their skin on a regular basis and it is from this skin that the nail design is created. Using Bio Sculpture Gel, the skilled technicians at the Hand & Foot Spa embed the sanitised snake skin into the gel before adding colour to the design. Finally, the snake skin is protected by sealing with a flexible finishing gel layer.
The real snake skin manicure and pedicure are surprisingly wearable and with 170 possible colour combinations available, a truly bespoke design can be created.
Founder of the Hand & Foot Spa, Donna Haar-Jorgensen says: 'Most of our clients aren't interested in traditional nail art and that's what is so good about the snake skin manicure and pedicure – it offers something stylish and unique, that still has a fashion edge, not to mention being a fabulous conversation starter!'
With snake skin bags, shoes and belts appearing on the runways and on the high street, this is a trend that goes beyond the realms of nail art and positions itself firmly in the world of fashion.
Real Snake Skin Manicure
Spa Manicure with snake skin on one finger nail: £62
Full set: £150
Real Snake Skin Pedicure
Spa Pedicure with snake skin on one toe nail: £82
Full set: £160
The Hand and Foot Spa prides itself on its high standards and comprehensive services that give clients the ultimate experience for their hands and feet. Whether having a luxury manicure, nail enhancements, bespoke pedicure or podiatry services, clients can be assured that their experience at the Hand and Foot Spa will be second to none.
The Hand and Foot Spa Difference:
Strict standards of cleanliness and hygiene; all equipment is either single-use disposable or sterilised in an on-site autoclave and sealed in medical-grade packages.
Caring about the health, as well as the appearance, of hands and feet; the nail technicians, foot specialists and podiatrists work together to ensure beautiful-looking feet that are also healthy and free from any foot complaints or painful ailments.
Catering for the growing male grooming market with a designated men's spa area at the Chelsea Spa and a range of male-specific treatments
Being an official stockist for some of the biggest names in hand, nail and foot care; brands include OPI, CND, Essie, Bio Sculpture, Minx, Barielle, This Works and Gewhol.
When visiting any of the Hand and Foot Spas, clients can expect consistently high standards of treatments, knowledge and advice. Donna says of her Spas, "We deliver unrivalled hand and foot care services. We combine professional products and expert knowledge in a relaxing, purpose-built environment. The health, as well as the appearance of the hands and feet is of paramount importance to us. We focus on the detail, making sure that clients receive the best service and advice, while also feeling pampered and indulged."
For full details of the treatments available at the Hand and Foot Spa.