Latest salon treatment takes off at a snail’s pace…

17 Sep 2013

Written by Alice Smithson

Salon managers, take note: quirky trend alert! We’re forever stepping on them and feeling guilty about it, but it would seem that snails have a rather more useful purpose than to simply make us feel bad. The latest anti-aging facial to hit certain Japanese salons, named the ïCelebrity Escargot Course‘, involves allowing those pesky garden snails to slither across your face. Could you imagine using our salon software to announce this newest trend to your customers?

This peculiar treatment is hailed to be the next big thing in beauty, thanks to the glow-boosting properties that can be found in snail mucus. It is believed that the mucus, which contains a mix of powerful proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, helps skin retain moisture, soothe inflammation and remove dead skin. The treatment costs £161 and  lasts approximately 60 minutes, during which snails are placed on the cheeks, forehead and chin and allowed to move around as they please.

While it may seem a little preposterous, snail slime was first allegedly used to heal skin damage by Hippocrates over 2000 years ago _ which just goes to show, trends always come back around! It is easy to assume that this odd treatment will never take off, but the same was probably said for the Vampire Facial, which is proving popular with celebrities and high expenditure customers. It is important to take note of any upcoming trends, no matter how unbelievable, so that you can always be prepared for possible future ventures.

i-Salon management software helps you to better manage the general running of your salon, so you can spend your time concentrating on increased profitability and the latest trends, whether snails or otherwise.