It’s the doldrums of March, and right now we’re imagining lying on a beach somewhere being fanned with a palm frond by a brah named Chip. Sadly, the closest thing to that fantasy is listening to beach-friendly music—but hey, it’s not a bad substitute! Click play, lean back, and imagine yourself splayed out on a chaise lounge while Chip shreds some waves. Then go get an airbrush tan… and maybe some highlights.
You really should be treating your cashmere better, you know. Oh yeah—and there’s now fabric perfume to help you do just that. [TheCut]
The Oscars’ best manicures (clearly the most important part). [E]
Michelle Obama adopts bolder brows. So when are we introducing a bill about this? [Telegraph]
How to get Jared Leto’s hair… if you’re a girl. [Fashionista]
After artist Nickolay Lamm made a model of what Barbie would look like if she was based on an average, 19-year-old woman, the Internet pretty much went apeshit. So Lamm started a Kickstarter, raised $95,000, and created his own version of Barbie—the “Lammily” doll.
Using CDC measurements, Lamm’s “normal Barbie” is a brunette (shocker!) and minimally made up… although she does look like she’s been hitting the Latisse pretty hard. And unlike the Barbies of yesteryear, she can move her wrists, knees, elbows, and feet, so she’s not one to be held hostage in a dream house. Her slogan? “Average is beautiful.” Here here, sister. [Time]
Remember in ninth grade when your best friend told you she shaved her bikini line? You played along like you knew what she was talking about.
But on the inside you were thinking, “Wait… this is a thing?!
So you went home, and removed your pubic hair for the first time, seeing with your own eyes what all the fuss was about.
Since then you’ve been shaving, using the occasional depilatory cream, and enjoying a solid waxing every 4-6 weeks.
Recently, you’ve even considered investing in a more permanent solution, like laser hair removal.
Then, without any warning, you’re in the steam room of your local gym, minding your own damn businesses, when it becomes glaringly obvious… the full bush is back in fashion.
Next thing you know, you’re walking past American Apparel and even the storefront mannequins are rocking a plethora of pubes.
But hey, you’re not one to snub your nose at a trend. You’ll try anything once…so you decided to grow it out (it is winter, after all).
In the initial stages of growth, it was kinda patchy.
And really itchy.
But once it was all back where nature intended, you got the chance to shave less and trim more.
It kept you a bit warmer in the cold.
It made hooking up a whole lot more interesting.
And sparked a lot of debate with your girlfriends, who love to talk about their vaginas at length…
In the end, though, you didn’t really feel like yourself.
So with little reluctance and the knowledge that you gave it your college best,
you told your full bush that it’d been real, and booked a wax.
Now things down under are back to normal… and it’s friggin’ glorious.
Great news for all you beard fetishists out there! According to plastic surgeons in Manhattan, facial hair transplants are on the rise for men—two to three per week, up from just a few per year a few years ago. And for that, you can thank your local hipster.
Apparently guys are so eager to look like the soulful lumberjacks that populate Williamsburg and other Brooklyn spots that they’re willing to shell out big bucks. The price varies based on clients’ needs—some just want to fill in patches, while others need help growing scruff altogether—but can cost up to $8,500 for the procedure.
The way it works is a surgeon removes hairs (by their roots) from the head or chest, then reinserts them into tiny incisions on the face. It takes about a week to heal from the procedure and as long as ten months to completely fill in. But with end results like these, who are we to argue? We say go for it, homies. [via New York Post]