Posts Tagged ‘Daily Mail’

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT HAIR EXTENSIONS!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

hair-extensions   Its hard for us to imagine iconic beauties, such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani or Selena Gomez, appear on-stage or walk the red carpet without a full face of makeup or a luscious head of hair.  “Hair extensions are so ubiquitous in Hollywood these days, it’s almost more shocking when somebody doesn’t wear them,” says Glamour, “It’s like spotting a unicorn in the wild—still with an incredible mane, of course, because these are celebrities we’re talking about.”  Hair integration, more commonly known as hair extensions, adds length and fullness to human hair.  Extensions can be sewn in, bonded, braided or clipped in. and are made from artificial hair or natural hair collected from other individuals.  But did you ever wonder where this natural hair came from?
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TREND ALERT: EYEBALL TATTOOING!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

facial-tattooWhile facial tattooing satisfies some, others seeking pure saturation have turned to sclera or eyeball tattooing.  London tattoo artist, Sara Night, pictured above, was aware of the potential risks before undergoing the procedure at a local studio.  With more than 70% of her body covered in colorful ink, the former beautician, 32, shared with The Daily Mail, “You have to be very precise.  If I’d moved my eye by just a few millimetres while having it done, I could have gone blind.”   International tattoo artist and pioneer, Luna Cobra, began experimenting with the procedure in 2007.  Since then, he has fine-tuned both the technique and the materials to “increase the safety and minimize the risks of tattooing the eyeball.”  However, he warns of visiting unseasoned and poorly trained practitioners because they can cause vision impairments such as blurred vision, spots or floaters, and even blindness.   Both Cobra and Night acknowledge that the long-term effects of eyeball tattooing are still unknown. 

NYFW: THE RETURN TO ANOREXIC CHIC!

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

anorexic-chicIn spite of last season’s proclamations, there appears to be a return to anorexic chic on New York Fashion Week’s runways.  Case in point is Victoria Beckham’s 2017 spring/summer show (above), where emaciated teenaged models wore clothes which only accentuated their frail figures.  According to Sarah Vine, whose scathing editorial appeared in the Daily Mail, “despite the occasional hype about this or that plus-sized model, regular attempts by the industry to encourage a more normal-sized aesthetic are mere window dressing. Truth is, most designers are incorrigible: they would sooner be spotted in last season’s trousers than send a single curve down the runway.”

What happened to the uptick in plus-sized models featured or even starring in mainstream fashion campaigns?  And what about France’s new laws enacted to help “curb anorexia rates and promote healthier body images”?  As you may recall, one even required models to present a doctor’s certificate of health prior to walking the catwalk; another required magazines and advertisements to to post “touched up” on photoshopped campaigns   Vine explains, “To be taken at all seriously in the cut-throat world of high fashion — the world of tiny A-listers and stick-thin fashion editors such as Anna Wintour — you have to be skin and bones.”