7 worst beauty moments of 2017!
From fat shaming and discrimination against folks who did not fit the idea of perfect amongst others marked the worst beauty moments of this year
This year has seen a lot of highs and lows. The beauty industry was no different. I mean, we are stepping into 2018 and maybe, just maybe, you'd think people would open up their minds to different communities and colour? Nope.
From fat shaming and discrimation against folks who did not fit the idea of perfect amongst others marked the worst beauty moments of this year. Hillarious fails too, take a look:
1. When a study showed that black women's products have more chemicals
Research from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology states that Black, Latina, and Asian American women face more exposure to chemicals in beauty products than white women, due to the pressure to meet certain European beauty "ideals" through products like skin-lightening creams and hair relaxers.
It's high time companies are held more accountable for the ingredients they use and the messages they send to women.
2. When a nail salon decided they would only do thin women
Deshania Ferguson, a customer at a Memphis nail salon, photographed an offensive sign she claims she saw hanging in the salon and shared it to her Facebook page. “Sorry, but if you are overweight, pedicure will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists,” it allegedly read. People were outraged, and one woman turned her anger into action, opening up a salon where plus-size women feel welcomed and celebrated.
Called Babydoll Beauty Couture, located in Las Vegas, it has waxing benches that can hold up to 600 pounds, and pedicure chairs that support up to 800 pounds and comfortably accommodate women with up to 85-inch hips, in addition to friendly, well-trained staff and welcoming space. This is the first of its kind, take a look:
3. When self cut hair didn't quite cut it
Bloggers do a lot of strange things. One of thsoe was cutting hair by themselves and failing at it with hillarious results. YouTube blogger Lady D's face just falls at this defeat.
4. When this K-pop star got $90,000 worth of plastic surgery
We saw one example of cosmetic enhancements taken to the extreme with SixBomb, a K-pop girl group that made headlines with its plastic surgery “project," which involved the release of a series of video installments documenting the members' journey to "Becoming Prettier" — a journey that cost a collective $90,000.
They documented their transformation through music videos and the first one had them in bandages.
Watch their after transformation, here:
5. When body hair was such a problem
When celebs like Madonna's daughter Lourdes and supermodel Gigi Hadid's armpit hair became news, it was dissapointing. Not even in the good, empowering way, which it should have been.
Lourdes was enjoying some fun in the sun on the beach, in a bathing suit, with a strip of hair peeking out from her armpit. Commenters took the post as an open invitation to slam Lourdes, feminists, and anyone who has ever missed a day of shaving their pits. Hadid was starring in LOVE Magazine's advent calender and a wisp of hair made an appearence and everyone lost their minds.
6. When the world of fake makeup exploded
We've always known there are some sketchy sectors of the beauty space, but we didn't know just how bad it was until we got deep down in the trenches and saw the chemical burns left on women's faces from counterfeit beauty products, and got a glimpse of the unsanitary conditions in which some of the counterfeit products were produced.
7. When Grazia UK edited a cover girl's hair to fit their so called standards
Kenyan Mexican actress Lupito Nyong'o's hair got edited out by the magazine but after swift backlash, the former publication's photographer apologized, calling the decision to alter Nyong'o's hair "a monumental mistake," and the Evening Standard offered its "unreserved apologies" for erasing the singer's braids. Here's hoping 2018 will be about celebrating natural textures, not controlling them.
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