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Black-Market Procedures Send Six Jersey Women to the Hospital; Cosmetic Surgeries in Decline

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• Six women were hospitalized in New Jersey in the last two months after getting infections from black-market butt-enhancement procedures. The women, all of whom were from the Dominican Republic, got the injections — containing silicone, petroleum jelly, and household caulk — in hotels near Newark. [Fox News]

• The number of cosmetic surgeries was 2 percent lower in 2009 than 2008. The recession is to blame, most likely. [WSJ]

• At the Karl Lagerfeld show in Paris, hairstylist Odile Gilbert put his own spin on the tall, retro hair trend for fall by adding a vinyl/latex headband to the updos. [Beauty Counter/]

• Haven’t seen much of Katherine Heigl lately? Yeah, well, she’s a brunette now. [StyleWatch/People]

• Cyndi Lauper on her hair: “I am tired of being bland. I have a wig for when I go outside among the regular folks, so they don’t feel uncomfortable because I have a Day-Glo color somewhere in my hair. I can look normal but for everyday, for when I look in my mirror, I gotta feel better. The conservative look is killing me.” [Moment/NYTM]

• After a few seasons with bleached eyebrows on the runways, strong brows are in for fall. From John Galliano to Jeremy Scott to Topshop, makeup artists offered new ways to define brows this season. [Refinery 29]

• FusionBeauty signed Kim Kardashian as its spokesperson. One of the products she’ll promote is a lip plumper, which seems so fitting. [StyleList]

• Fear not: Red lips and red hair do look good together, as proven by Emma Stone and Coco Rocha. [Girls in the Beauty Department/Glamour]

• Gillette, known for its razors, will launch a four-item skin-care line for men in June named Fusion ProSeries. Products range from $6.99 to $8.99. Gillette originally tried skin care in 2004, but the collection was phased out after two years. [WWD]

Black-Market Procedures Send Six Jersey Women to the Hospital; Cosmetic Surgeries in Decline