Rihanna is sporting a mullet, Jeffree Star moves to rural Wyoming, and other beauty news
1. Rihanna revives her mullet.
We suppose we can't be too surprised seeing how we were treated to a glimpse of this controversial cut in a teaser for the #SavagexFentyShow Volume Two. The mullet is a creation by long-time hair collaborator, Yusef Williams; a self-proclaimed artist and image consultant who later took to Instagram to reveal that the look was "all about the texture." We're going to take his word for it — and so did other celebs, it seems...
2. Zac Efron debuts a mullet.
The High School Musical star visited Attaboy Salon in Kent Town, Australia, and emerged a new man. He supposedly then turned the clippers onto the boss of the joint and gave him a trim, too, whereupon the staff claims that Efron "made him feel 17 again" in an Instagram caption. See what they did there? We'll give 'em points for hilarity.
3. Billie Eilish bids goodbye to her signature slime-green roots.
And in other hair-related news, Billie Eilish has confirmed that she'll be trading in her iconic neon lime hue for something else. "I'm going to give you a new era," she said in a statement, assuring fans that she'll be sporting a new look once her forthcoming documentary, The World's A Little Blurry, debuts in February 2021. Then, in typical Billie fashion, she added, "I have announcements to make, I've got some sh*t to put out. Anyway, let me live with my fu*king hair that I've had for way too long, OK, shut the fu*k up." Point taken.
4. Jeffree Star sells his pink mansion and moves to a ranch in Wyoming.
Uh, what? No, seriously. Located on the outskirts of Casper, Wyoming, Star's new abode is miles away from the glitz and glam of L.A. Still, that's not to say it's lacking in glamour. His new home includes six bedrooms; an eat-in chef's kitchen; a family room; cozy dens; and more. Star then revealed via his Instagram Story that it was always his intention to move as he'd been looking for "lots of acres and silence." We didn't see this coming, but, sure...?
5. Emma Chamberlain is named the new Creative Director of Bad Habits Skincare.
The beauty YouTuber — who has been open about her struggles with acne and hormonal complexion issues — was a natural fit for the brand, who prides itself on providing solutions for "stressed-out skin." They will launch with 10 products total and will be priced at under USD$30. "I felt totally lost when it came to skin care. I couldn't connect to any brands or products because they all were expecting perfection," Chamberlain stated. "Bad Habit is me in a skincare brand - it's honest, unapologetic and realistic about the fact that life is far from perfect." See it for yourself when it hits shelves 27 December.
6. Keke Palmer advocates for acne-positivity.
This was done via a bare-faced selfie posted on Instagram. She then proceeded to open up with regard to her experiences with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder which is known to impact one's complexion. Her aim? To normalise such conversations and take the shame out of it. She even spoke up about the kindness she was shown by Tyler Perry, who volunteered to pay for her acne treatments as a child. "I remember when I was 14 and Tyler Perry pulled my mom aside at the NAACP awards and literally said, 'I would pay for her to go to a dermatologist, to the best dermatologist, to help her with her skin,'" Palmer said in an interview with People. "So, what I've dealt with, with my skin, has been so traumatic and big that people have literally reached into their own pockets to help me."
7. Tracee Ellis Ross branches out from haircare and into the skincare sector.
Her label, Pattern, will soon be releasing body care products. This was all revealed in Ross's interview with WWD, where she pointed out that caring for the skin on your body was relatively similar to hair "in that you want to hydrate and protect." No word yet as to its official launch date, but we can only hope it will be some time soon.
8. Innisfree drops a new anti-ageing ampoule.
Meet the new Black Tea Youth Enhancing Ampoule. Formulated with a Reset Concentrate derived from Jeju Black Tea, it touts itself as a miracle worker that combats dryness, dullness, uneven texture, and sensitivity all while boosting overall skin health. Get in on this goodness when it arrives in stores 1 January.