website to read the article for yourself.) The insanely expensive pedi (it's $300!) involves using real snakeskin applied directly to the nails. The result: serpentine-patterned nails that don't come from a decal.
According to the article, the nail artist uses the skin that is naturally shed from a python. This has me feeling very relieved. The thought of having to slaughter a poor snake so some wealthy trendjumper can have fancy nails bothered me. But since the skin is shed naturally, the python is more like a renewable beauty resource.
So, as for the actual look: python printed nail...do you love it or loathe it? At first I wasn't impressed, but the more I look at it, the more the python pedi is growing on me. I don't think I'd do it (I have plenty of other things to spend $300 on!), but it's kind of interesting. I like animal prints in general, so this is a natural extension.
Since no snakes are hurt in the creation of this, I give the python pedicure a nod of approval. If you've got money to burn, go for it! What do you think?