We here at The Black Market have a love affair with snakeskin. We love to see it on a thin envelope clutch or a large tote, we also love to see it on a pair of sky high stilettos. Snakeskin immediately evokes a feeling of sensuality and luxury that is always on trend. In the world of beauty, snakeskin isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Thanks to Terri Silacci, a manicurist and salon owner in Monterey, California, snakeskin may no longer be viewed as just a fashionable fabric. The latest trend to hit salons across the country is the snakeskin pedicure.
Silacci created the pedicure after her children brought home leftover snakeskin (isn’t that what every mother wants?) and instead of tossing it in the trash, she decided to make use of it. She figured out a way to sterilize the skin and then crafted it into customizable strips that fit the toes. In order to make the snakeskin pedicure stand out, she outlines the natural patterns with a corresponding polish and finishes the pedicure with a super strength top coat that practically shellacs the snakeskin into place for a long-wearing, chip-resistant effect.
She is currently traveling around the country to various salons teaching the manicurists this new pedicure technique. Although Silacci offers the authentic snakeskin pedicure at the Euphoria Lounge Salon and Spa for $300, most of the salons across the country will be offering a synthetic version of the original as she has developed a synthetic version in order to make the pedicure more accessible and practical for customers and manicurists.