France Rethinks Child Beauty Pageants; Females Spend 26 Years With Bad Hair

Codie Young for <em>Playing Fashion</em>
Codie Young for Playing Fashion Photo: Playing Fashion


Codie Young seems to be missing her eyebrows on the cover of Playing Fashion. [Design Scene]

Bar Refaeli says she would shave her head on one condition: “Only if someone would promise me that I could take a pill and grow my hair back in one day.” [InStyle]

• For many women who lose their hair during cancer treatments, dyeing it post-treatment becomes a symbol of empowerment. Dr. James Speyer, medical director at the Cancer Institute at NYU says, “How people look is a very important part of their whole approach to the diagnosis of cancer and to the treatment of cancer.” [NYT]

• A poll of 2,000 women revealed that the average British female will spend the equivalent of 26 years with bad hair, and that most wake up with unruly hair at least three days a week — a grand total of 9,828 “bad hair days” based on the average woman’s lifetime of 63 years. [Daily Mail UK]


• Following a complaint to the British Advertising Standards Authority, Avon has been forced to withdraw claims that its cosmetics aren’t tested on animals. [Daily Mail UK]

• A French senator issued a report calling for a ban on child beauty pageants, as well as padded bras and high heels made for young girls. The proposal comes after a 10-year-old girl appeared in French Vogue wearing heels and a provocative outfit last year. [Jezebel]


Chanel’s fall 2012 nail polish is called “Frenzy” and the opaque nude will be available in September. [Girls in the Beauty Dept./Glamour]


• Rihanna’s makeup artist says the secret to the singer’s complexion is Per-fékt skin perfection gel, which acts as an alternative to traditional powder blush, and helps achieve a bronzed and youthful look. [Daily Mail UK]

France Rethinks Pageants; Bad Hair for 26 Years