At-home beauty treatments giving a third of women ‘disaster’ results, poll claims

Andrew M. Santos
In recent months, women have typically attempted two beauty treatments at home: Getty
In recent months, women have typically attempted two beauty treatments at home: Getty

More than a third of women have experienced a bad beauty experience while attempting DIY treatments at home – including wonky eyebrows, streaky tan and green hair.

A study of 2,000 found fringe trims, leg waxing and applying eyelashes are among the things they have tried to carry out themselves.

But for 34 per cent it only resulted in disaster – including shaving off eyebrows, upper lip burns caused by hair removal cream and DIY highlights resulting in green hair.

Other respondents said they have experienced streaky fake tans, stubborn wax which wouldn’t come off their skin and reactions to homemade face masks.

As a result, 33 per cent ended up having to see a professional to get their mishap fixed.

Kim Priest from centre:mk, which commissioned the research, said: “The desire to get that feel good

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Adaptive clothing for women and men that is stylish and functional

Andrew M. Santos

For a very long time, the fashion industry left people with disabilities behind. The few clothing options available were shapeless, drab and closer to hospital garb than anything that could come off a New York runway. “There’s been this stereotype that we can’t take care of ourselves, which means we can’t be fashionable,” says Chelsie Hill, a 28-year-old dancer and model who’s been using a wheelchair ever since a spinal cord injury left her paraplegic at 17.

In this article

  1. What is adaptive clothing?
  2. Where to shop for adaptive clothing
  3. Best stylish adaptive clothes to shop

As discussions around inclusivity in fashion picked up in fervor over the last two years (searches for adaptive fashion increased by 80 percent in 2019, according to fashion platform Lyst), brands like UGGs and American Eagle have reacted, launching lines of adaptive clothing, apparel that is some combination of adjustable, accessible and

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