The Body Shop has found the perfect role model in Lily Cole for its new message “Beauty with Heart”, designed to inspire its customers to do good as well as look good. In addition to her modelling, Lily has actively campaigned for sustainable clothing production with the Environmental Justice Foundation, and she co-founded the locally sourced knitwear company The North Circular. Grazia UK.
- Word amongst hair salon owners is that the economic recovery is underway. They are seeing clients coming in for their regularly scheduled visits, rather than stretching times between cuts and coloring appointments. Forbes.com has the charts. Also mentioned: hairdressing is the 12th Best Job for 2012. Forbes.com.
- In Brazil, beauty is seen as a woman’s right. It is also seen as key to her emotional wellbeing: at more than 220 clinics, poor women can get free Botox, laser hair removal, and dermatological treatments. Says Dr. Nelson Rosas, head of The Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Medicine’s Rio clinic: “…when we treat the wrinkle, that unimportant little thing, we’re actually treating something very important: the patient’s self-esteem.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
- Men face weight issues at the same rate as women, but the “girly” image of dieting often deters them from joining plans such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem. Now the weight loss companies are tapping into the male market with a rush of new advertising. (In case you haven’t seen the ads, they feature less chocolate and more burgers.) CNN.
- If you just want to look at perfect bodies, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will mount a Herb Ritts retrospective next month. But don’t expect the usual roundup of celebrity portraits: the exhibition will focus on his work with fashion, athletes and dancers. Paul Martineau, who organized the show: “I was interested in the most elegant work rather than the most whimsical.” The New York Times.