By now, you have likely heard about the fish pedicure being performed by a Virginia salon (since getting so much press, it is now being offered in other salons, including one in central Ohio). Toothless carp eat the dead skin off your feet, which, according to much of the coverage, is "natural" and "perfectly healthy." But according to Nails Magazine, the practice "is contrary to all standards and beliefs of the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) and its Pedicure Equipment Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures." According to coverage of the service in the media, it's sanitary but no products are used in order to protect the health of the fish — but the INTA is more concerned that the salons aren't disinfecting the fish tank properly.
In other ridiculous animal-related beauty service news, Tyra had Ada Barack, purveyor of the snake massage in Israel, on her show and completely freaked out. To watch the clip, read more.