Granny Panties Are Making a Comeback, and More Beauty News

The biggest beauty stories this week.
Michelle Villett
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The biggest beauty stories this week.

Thongs are Officially Over

Granny panties comeback

In the words of Daniel Cleaver: "Hello, mummy."

According to research company NPD Group, sales of thongs decreased seven percent over the last year, while sales of full-bum underwear styles have grown a collective 17 percent—mainly driven by Gen Y-ers. Some experts are attributing the trend to a more inclusive, body-positive society. So does this mean Brazilians are on their way out, too? {The New York Times and The Huffington Post}

Chanel is Opening a Spa 

Gisele Bundchen, Chanel No. 5 film campaign dinner, 2014

Gisele will probably get to go to the new Chanel spa all the time.

Book your flight to Paris now! Chanel's very first spa is opening at the Ritz Hotel (of course) at the end of 2015. Expect impeccable service, luxury skincare treatments and the fluffiest robes EVER. {Bustle}

Mixed Chicks Launches Makeup

Mixed Chicks In the Mix Quick Sticks

New Mixed Chicks Into the Mix Quick Sticks.

Haircare line Mixed Chicks is going into makeup. The first product, Into the Mix Quick Stick, features a base on one end and a bronzing cream on the other. The lightest shade is a warm caramel (think Sofia Vergara) and there are four others, going as dark as a deep chestnut. {InStyle}

Transgender Model Hari Nef Signs With IMG

Hari Nef

Hari Nef is the latest transgender model to take the world by storm.

Apparently this is major. Hari only made her runway debut last spring at New York Fashion Week, but already, the transgender model has signed with top agency IMG Models, who also rep Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Miranda Kerr. {Mashable}

The Globalization of Beauty Standards

Western beauty standards

In Japan, luxury brands use Caucasian models.

The upcoming documentary, 'The Illusionists', explores how globalization has affected beauty ideals in cultures around the world—with dangerous consequences. Except for the French. In their ads, there is less retouching and you might even spot a few wrinkles! {Mic}

This Hair is the New Dress

Remember when the Internet blew up with that colour-morphing dress? (It was totally black and blue, by the way.) Watch this woman's My Little Pony hair do the same thing. {Buzzfeed}

Straight Eyebrows Are In Now

Straight eyebrow trend

Straight-across brows are huge in Korea.

I thought arched brows were already "out", but since Korea is now the arbiter of beauty trends, consider it official. The eyebrow of the moment is soft and straight-across. {Byrdie}