"One snake's trash is another nail's treasure," says California bio sculpture artist Terri Silacci. She came up with the newest (and most costly) nail craze: Snakeskin manicures. Kind of like nail decals, but with real animal skin (don't worry, it's cruelty-free!). "Initially, clients are always skeptical and think it's weird, but then they see it and want it right away."
The snakeskin manicure combines application techniques from Minx and Shellac, and takes roughly around two and a half hours for a full set. Terri first begins by applying and curing a gel base in a UV light box. After she custom-cuts and applies snakeskin to each finger, she maneuvers and trims for a perfect fit. Finally, she seals the application with clear lacquer.
This nail treatment can run anywhere from $150 to $300, so it's definitely a splurge. Would you shell out the dough for this serpentine style? Check out the video below to see the manicure how-to, and voice your thoughts below.