Being rich and famous doesn’t mean they look their best.
The celebrities listed below can afford to look fabulous…so what went wrong?
- Christina Aguilera. (http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/celebrities/2015/08/04/stars-weight-loss-ups-downs/#/slide/aguilera-split-660-reuters-nbc) This singer seems to be trying too hard to look like anything but herself. Some shades of purple, black, and white combine well, even with gold–but not the shades seen on these lids, lashes, hair, and skin. Losing the bangs and the tacky fishnets was a big improvement. There’s room for more.
- Elton John. (http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/celebrities/2015/08/04/stars-weight-loss-ups-downs/#/slide/elton-john-skinny-curvy) Fat or thin, which picture looks worse? Plastic surgery is a personal choice, and sometimes a little attention to basic self-care fixes the face problems seen here. Nobody at any age has to have jowls as saggy, eyes as baggy as we see here. And, speaking of saggy and baggy, are the trousers meant to carry out a theme or what?
- Ellen DeGeneres. (http://www.celebuzz.com/2015-08-15/ellen-degeneres-to-voice-finding-dory/) Messy, streaky hair is her trademark. Maybe she didn’t realize that this camera would focus on her undereye wrinkles, or is she trying to celebrate them? The strangest part of this picture is the teeth. She looks like a real-world retiree saving money to get her teeth fixed. Not too cool for a TV personality whose estimated net worth is two or three hundred million dollars.
- Melissa McCarthy. (http://www.celebuzz.com/photos/forbes-highest-paid-actresses-of-2015/celebrities-attend-spy-nyc-premiere/) She looks as if her idea of dressing up for the premiere was putting on a clean housecoat and wiping the crumbs off her face. Actually the easy-wearing, figure-friendly dress could easily make a comeback. Even the hair wouldn’t be too bad if she lost the surplus weight and updated the Tammy Faye Bakker, Summer of 1987 makeup.
- Gwyneth Paltrow. (http://www.celebuzz.com/photos/forbes-highest-paid-actresses-of-2015/thanks-for-sharing-premiere-usa-australia-new-zealand-only/) When the face looks this tired, and the hair is this thin, long straight hair looks less like “sexy” and more like “I’m too exhausted to care.” Toes turned in add to the impression that this actress needs a rest.
- Faith Hill. (http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/celebrities/2015/08/04/stars-weight-loss-ups-downs/#/slide/faith-hill-skinny-curvy) Here’s another skinny/curvy comparison where both pictures suggest improvements. In the skinny picture, she looks more “country,” less punk…but the dress doesn’t do anything good for her figure, and the furrows in the hairdo seem to exaggerate the wrinkles on her neck.
- Rob Kardashian. (http://rumorfix.com/photogallery/rob-kardashian-fat-photos/) Here’s this guy whose whole family are raking in money just for looking good, and what does he do? Apparently, his idea of forming an individual identity is to look like a generic slob. Maybe when he finds some sort of useful work he can do, he’ll lose the weight and get a haircut. Almost any haircut would be an improvement.
- Mary-Kate Olsen. (http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/news/g2991/celebrity-beauty-regrets/?slide=1) The extensions looked good for a while, and then…Time for a trim. And if she is wearing any makeup, she’s wasted time and money.
- Sarah Jessica Parker. (http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/news/g2991/celebrity-beauty-regrets/?slide=8) The souvenir photo explains why she got tired of looking like Carrie Bradshaw. More recently? When cleavage shows multiple clefts, it’s time to cover up. No telling whether the face and neck can be improved–she’s too young to look that old–but unless and until, the long wavy hair clashes with her skin.
- DJ Pauly D. (http://www.vibe.com/tag/pauly-d/) Hair standing straight up like that usually indicates an emergency situation. This look should not be faked.
- JoJo. (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/g1266/celebrity-fashion-disasters/?slide=52) Sleek long hair makes her face look hard. Bangs and waves might help here, if they’re the right kind of bangs and waves. One hopes that the stuffed toy and 1930s white shoes are just some things she was playing with on the way to the Salvation Army bin, and will not be seen again.
- Donald Trump. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump) The hair is legendary. Possibly he thinks of it as a trademark, or thinks it hides the mutant eyebrows, which it doesn’t. Plucking might help the eyebrows. A long rest might improve the sags and bags. The sneer? The attitude? Who knows?
What do you think?
We searched the Internet for images of famous people looking less than their best. If you were their stylist, what would you recommend?
Today’s cosmetic industry is massively on the rise. We are relentlessly bombarded with ads, commercials, and cosmetic associates on a daily basis, promising to make you more beautiful. Modern society has built an obsession around beauty, and what defines it. Therefore, most people will do anything to meet the current standards heavily forced upon us all. Fashion, make-up, and perfume ads sport particularly thin models, wrinkle free celebrities, flawlessly done hair, and dazzling white teeth. In what may be unattainable to many, there are products of many varieties promising to help you become more beautiful. Unfortunately, many of the products available in the current market contain harsh chemicals, and sometimes deadly effects.
A very popular ingredient is 1, 4-dioxane, and is one of the most dangerous ingredients on the market. This particular ingredient is a well known carcinogen that has been identified by the FDA. Sadly, you cannot turn to the ingredient label to discover its unfortunate presence. Fortunately, there are five ingredients you can look for, that mark the presence of 1, 4-dioxane. These deadly ingredients include oxynol, polyethylene, PEG, polyethylene glycol, and basically any ingredient ending in –eth. Frightening so, these ingredients are commonly found where you may least expect them. They are found typically in everything from toothpastes, to shampoos. All five ingredients listed are well-known as cancer causing chemicals.
All five of these commonly used ingredients, are created through what is known as ethoxylation. Ethoxylation is the very process that creates 1, 4-dioxane. Most disheartening, is the fact that manufactures have the ability to clean 1, 4-dioxane, which would ultimately deem it safe. This is another faultless example familiar in our society, where money trumps the well-being and health of the people. What is exasperating is that this simple step towards safety only saves the manufactures 10%. Now that you are educated about these common, yet deadly ingredients, it is time to defend yourself. Keep in mind these ingredients are found in almost everything, yet there are also top cosmetic products to avoid completely.
Top Deadly Cosmetics
The average woman typically uses a whopping twelve beauty products each and every morning. Not only do many of these products link to cancer, but organ failure, and even birth defects. The US government, along with the FDA, and numerous scientific studies have marked a few deadly cosmetics to evade. Shampoo, conditioner, mascara, eye-shadow, moisturizer, and lipstick make the list. Shampoos and conditioners commonly include hormone disrupters such as parabens and sulfates. Mascaras commonly contain mercury, coal tar, as well as eye shadows commonly containing 1, 4-dioxane. Moisturizers commonly contain parabens; try EVOO instead. Lipstick dangerously contains lead; a well known neurotoxin.
The Simple Truth
Banned in many countries, and rightly so, are many disease causing ingredients found in the most popular cosmetics. Many doctors can be found raving against them, yet they are still widely used. Hundreds of products easily found on store shelves, from shampoo to mascara, are leading men and women into serious and grim consequences. Commercials, ads, and manufacturers cannot be trusted, nor the fact that the products are widely used and available. Next time you pick up your beauty supplies, take control and do your research. The safest route would be to use the most natural products, yet even then, be weary. Always keep in mind that what you apply to your skin, seeps deep into your skin, and is completely absorbed by your body.
The Interesting Field of Cosmetology:
Cosmetology covers a variety of beauty and skin disciplines. General to advanced cosmetology courses includes cosmetology sciences, skin care, local laws, properties of hair and scalp, shampooing, hairstyling, manicuring, hair coloring, pedicuring, artificial nails, hair cutting, chemical textures, and makeup. Cosmetology students are also trained to provide quality service to their clients and ultimately have a successful career, through social and personalized courses.
These courses include problem identification, service orientation, critical thinking, clear communication, creativity, time management, and other cognitive skills. Physical skills is also a course because beauty students must stand on their feet for long periods of time, using eye/hand coordination and finger dexterity. Cosmetology is a rapidly growing profession, that according to the U.S. Department of Labor and international employment agencies, has grown exponentially.
Some of the Best Cosmetology Schools in the World:
- The London School of Beauty and Make-up (London, England)
This cosmetology school maintains an open campus for students from all around the world to attend. The school teaches its students in the art of high fashion, photography, media make-up techniques, skin care, and more. Classes are taught by leading beauty and make-up artists, some of which work on international fashion run-ways. The London School of Beauty has a 12 week advanced diploma program and a separate weekly stage program that serves as a stand-alone unit. Students who graduated from this cosmetology school have been hired by prestigious cosmetic firms like Shiseido and Bare Minerals, as well as jobs on TV programs, like the X-Factor.
- Yamano Beauty College – Japan
The Yamano Beauty College and Aesthetics school opens its doors for students who have attended U.S. Schools that they partner with, i.e., Pivot, Xenon, and Penrose. They offer 1 year courses and 18 month courses. The campus is an open campus which accepts students from around the world. Students are taught how to pay homage to the supplies used in the classrooms, like the Ceremony of the Scissors. Students learn about hygiene management, infectious diseases, the human skeletal system, skin hair and structure, characteristics of the nail, skin allergies, physical and chemical hair care, and basic cosmetics. Advanced courses train students in beauty technology and fashion; color testing; the theory of beauty; operational management, business management, customer attitudes and the basics of marketing.
- Masa Israel Way – Cosmetique
Almost any student from around the world can attend the Masa Israel Way school for training in make-up and beauty. The program is a 5 month professional training course to become a certified esthetician, nail technician, and cosmetologist to work in career fields of fashion, photography, sales, cinema, retail shops, owning your own salon, and much more. Students are trained by Israel’s top professionals who have already made a name in the world of fashion and cosmetics. The Masa Israel curriculum ensures that when students finish the program that they are highly trained to work in any cosmetology industry.
- Aveda Institute – Australia, Canada, and throughout the United States
Aveda Institute was founded in 1978 on the same beauty principles that it espouses today. It is a part of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. The Aveda Institute offers programs and courses that are very demanding, with classes led by top aestheticians, beauty consultants, and fashion cosmetic leaders from around the world. Aveda provides programs that offer courses in hair styling, color artistry, runway fashion, salon owner management, image consultancy, beauty media techniques, retail knowledge, business development, marketing, and the development of many new skills, including building confidence in the skills that students will develop. Aveda has international open campuses, where students are trained to become licensed cosmetologist in the following ventures:
- Medical Spa Professional
- Product Development
- Product Marketing / Sales
- Salon and Spa Professional
- Stage and Screen and much more.
Why Study Cosmetology:
Studying cosmetology abroad can open up a wide range of training and intern possibilities, that includes jobs with cruise ships, resorts, and high-fashion areas. Students will be given a chance to expand their cosmetology skills into the expanding fields of nail artistry, aesthetics, aromatherapy and spa therapies, the arts, music, and film. Where cosmetology students internationally, depends largely on their career goals and the beauty area that they want to specialize in. It makes sense that if a student wants a career in fashion, then attending the best cosmetology schools in the world, like Milan, London, and Paris is a great start. These fashion capitals of the world, plus other international countries are now working in Fashion Week and other styling industries.