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Bull Semen Hair Conditioner

In the UK hair-salons are using sperm from bulls as a hair growth treatment. One treatment will set you back roughly R970, the treatment promises balding men and women a full head of hair. The semen is massaged into customers hair for just under an hour, rinsed then blow-dried.


Infants foreskin

It seems like the UK is leading in the most bizarre beauty treatments, doctors in Britain are investigating the use of little boys foreskin to combat wrinkles and fine lines. Vavelta is a serum made from the foreskin of newborn babies the seer promises to smooth out ones skin, reduce dark marks and scarring leaving your skin feeling and looking youthful.


Fish pedicure

Whats your trick to really smooth feet? Forget the old fashioned foot spa these days men and women are subjecting themselves to small flesh eating fish that swim around your feet eating away at the dead skin. This treatment has been banned in a few states in the US but continues to be a hit in many salons throughout Asia, the UK and Australia.


Placenta serum

Many serums are claiming to contain human placenta, these serums target  wrinkles, lines and sagging skin. Some of these products cost over R700 a pop.

Bird poop facial

It does not sound like something you would want smeared on your face, Victoria Beckham does not seem to think so she has reportedly paid over a thousand Rands for the excrement facial. Also known as the "geisha treatment" the poop is turned into a paste after it is rinsed off the skin is said to be brighter & deeply cleansed.

Snake massage

A salon in Israel claims to have found a de-stress secret, customers pay to have six non-venomous slither across their backs in a private treatment room. The treatment apparently leaves patrons really relaxed, not sure if you can say the words snake and relaxed in the same sentence unless you work at the Snake Park.


Gold facial

Mariah Carey is known for her extravagance and has admitted to golden spray tans for that extra shimmer. Gold is now being used as part of facials in salons around the world, a pure gold leaf is massaged into a customers face leaving them looking younger. Some salons have already started working towards implementing the 24-carat gold facial.

Cupping

Cupping is when glass cups are heated and placed rim side down on your skin, this is said to stimulate the patrons blood as well as energy, this is said to be a great way of detoxing and relaxing the body. Devotees of this treatment are Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Denise Richards.


Cryotherapy

Get yourself frozen for 3 minutes and come out looking and feeling better than before. A hotel in Sydney called the Grace Hotel has opened a new cryolab. In this lab the body is exposed to temperatures of -190°C just 3 minutes in the lab can can help with illness and injury recovery, boost your immune system as well as release endorphins.

Vinotherapy

Is what top resorts in France, Portugal and Spain have dubbed this new treatment where wine residue is rubbed on the skin. Teri Hatcher is also known for polishing her skin with sediment from red wine in the tub.

Let us know if you have tried any of these treatments and how it went.

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