In a World Full of Kardashians, Be a Lucy

In a World Full of Kardashians, Be a Lucy

In a World Full of Kardashians, Be a Lucy

In a world full of Kardashians, be a Lucy! Ever notice a thought provoking meme pops up on your newsfeed that reflects your current mood? I found the attached Kardashians’ meme on Facebook that was posted by a beautiful redhead friend of mine. It spoke to me regarding what I wanted to write on today’s Hair Police...about the obsession with the Kardashians and the new line of Kylie Cosmetics.

Happy Monday beautiful, and welcome to the weekly Ask the Pro Stylist’s Hair Police! I recently had a laser vein procedure to remove unsightly varicose veins in my legs. During my follow-up today the physician touched up a few spots with injections, and amid the needle work I half-shouted, “And why do women do this to their faces?”

We had a good laugh and then it brought me to today’s post about the Kardashians. The family has become fashion and beauty industry mavens with the latest launch of Kylie Cosmetics, creating a stir among twenty-somethings. Yet, I still don’t get it the Kardashian obsession.

They are beautiful (when they don’t speak with high, questionable inflections…). They are smart, regardless of how they sound, cornering the fashion, reality TV, and beauty markets. Although many would argue rising to fame because of a sex tape or who your dad was associated with doesn’t warrant the celebrity status they have earned. However, the fact is they are here and here to stay.

As a mom and beauty professional, what bothers me is the incessant urge of young women to emulate the Kardashians and Jenners with plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. Yes, I just underwent a cosmetic procedure, so to speak, but the veins caused pain in my legs, especially when standing on my feet for many hours at a time. I pause when a 20-year-old gets lip injections to look like Kylie or women put implants in their bottoms similar to Kim. What ever happened to embracing our inner beauty and differences?

So, in a world full of Kardashians, be a Lucy as the meme suggests. Embrace what makes you unique and love yourself for who you are and what you look like, not who you want to look like.

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