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Another year is coming to an end — meaning that a whole bunch of weird but true beauty trends surfaced on the internet. BeautyStat was ready to dish and share with its loyal and fun readership some of the weirdest beauty trends. Read on to see the Top 5 Weirdest Beauty Trends of 2012!
Remember the fish pedicure? Maybe you’re trying to forget that one, but not before you get a relaxing slapping facial to possibly ease some of your tanning woes like the overly tanned mom?! Make sure to let us know by commenting below: Which weird beauty trend was your favorite — or maybe you have one of your own? C’mon, there are still a few days left in 2012. Let’s hear them!
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1. Tan Mom — She Looks A Bit Pale, Don’t You Think?
BeautyStat made a new best friend with Patricia Krentcil, also known as “Tan Mom.” The New Jersey tanning addict was brought to the world’s attention when she was accused of taking her six-year-old daughter to the tanning salon. Not to mention that Patricia herself looked a little overdone. Wouldn’t you say?
2. Bagel Head – Who You Calling a Bagel Head? Oh, It’s Me!
Saline injection to the forehead was a far cry from weird, but downright unthinkable. The “new botox” was a Japanese craze that was more of a body modification statement, but, nonetheless, a beauty trend in our eyes. The saline was injected into the forehead until a round saline bubble formed, which was then pushed in to resemble a bagel of all things.
3. Fish Pedicure — Let The Fish Do All The Work
The fish pedicure had us second-guessing our pumice stone… well, at least for a little while. The doctor fish (also known as garra rufa) swim in a basin of water; as you dip your feet, they eat away at your dead skin. BeautyStat researched the downsides to this beauty trend, finding out that the beauty treatment could be a potential health risk — the fish were tested and found carrying and spreading diseases to its clientele. Although undoubtedly trendy, we’ll just stick to our pumice stones, thank you!
4. Slapping Facial — Slap The Wrinkles Right Off
Slap out of it! Forget the regular cucumber-eyes facial! For $350, Tata of Tata Massage will slap the wrinkles right off of your face, literally! The slapping technique is meant to circulate the blood flow in the face, smoothing out wrinkles and making you appear younger. This facial is meant for all skin types, which might make a great holiday gift to give someone this year. Hmm?
5. Puffy Eyes — Korea Makes Under Eye Bags Hot
The last weird beauty trend for 2012 was the Korean trend of puffy, baggy under eyes. Apparently, Korean actresses (and their female fans) can’t get enough of this trend — saying that the look makes them appear happy and cute, as if they are constantly smiling. Even Michelle Phan embraced the trend when visiting Asia! All she had to do was not wear concealer. It’s cool to look tired.
We hope you all enjoyed the weird beauty trends BeautyStat covered in 2012. We look forward to next year for all the ‘oh-my-gosh,’ ‘is-that-for-real?’ moments in beauty. Until then, keep looking gorgeous!
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– Theresa Romano
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