Human tails, bagel heads and bird poop: The 3 most insane beauty trends
By Brittany Anas
We’re all about trends and beauty routines. Heck, we’ll re-purpose a sock for the perfect sock bun, nuke a zit with some toothpaste and stand in a spray tan booth to get sprayed with bronzer. (It kind of feels like we’re going through a car wash).
But, here are some insane beauty trends from our fashion-devout sisters across the globe. Are they pioneers blazing new trends? Or just flat-out goofy? We’ll let you be the judges.
Bagel facing: In Japan, the latest body modification trend is forming a temporary bagel-like lump on the forehead. The Japanese are using a drip made with a saline solution, which is injected into their forehead at local body piercing shops by professionals. (If you’re trying this at home, just tape a bagel to your forehead, please).
The injection leads to mega, rapid swelling which can then be shaped … into a bagel?
(Imagine what a balloon artist could sculpt with some generous forehead fat). We’d like to see a three-dimensional smiley face on your forehead.
Emotion-sensing tail: Here’s a great way to freak out your dog: Attach a tail that can pick up on your emotions and wag when you’re excited or happy. You guessed it. This “Shippo” brain-controlled accessory for your backside is brought to you by, again, by Japan. Neurowear revealed the tail accessory at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. (They are a sequel to the brain activated cat ears, also made by Shippo).
Need to see it to believe it? Check out this amazing video. Is she really playing Frisbee fetch?
Instead: Dress up a ponytail. Scrunchies went out of styles somewhere back in the 1980s. But, we’re loving the look of a tight, low ponytail worn with an embellished headband, like this bejeweled headband from JT Accessories.
Bird droppings facials: Cock-a-doodle-doo-doo? It’s rumored that Hollywood stars — including actor Tom Cruise — have been known to get a facial with bird poop.
Historically, geishas lathered themselves with nightingale poop, using it to exfoliate their skin as the enzymes broke apart damaged skin cells from the excessive white powder. The New York Times recently wrote a report about unusual spa treatments, with a bird poop facial going for $180.
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