#10 – Yaeba
Dental care is one of the most important things when it comes to beauty in the United States. People obsess with having the whitest and straightest teeth, trying to look like Hollywood stars. In Japan, things are a bit different. There is a trend circulating, called Yaeba, where people are actually willing to pay to have their teeth pointed into different directions.
The word Yaeba comes from the Japanese meaning of “double tooth.” The procedure involves making the canines and front teeth pop out much farther than the rest of the teeth. It’s not a permanent process, but is actually a veneer that is pasted onto the canines to make them protrude further. Some take it to the extreme and make it permanent, leaving us to wonder what on earth they are thinking.
#9 – Stiletto Surgery
Have you ever found yourself struggling to fit into stilettos or other high heels because your feet don’t quite conform to the shape of the shoe? Now there is a way to fix that, it’s called the Stiletto (or Cinderella) Surgery. The surgery can be quite painful as bunions are removed, toes are shaved to a shorter length, and even fat is injected from other parts of the body into the bottom of the foot.
For those that have a great insurance policy, this isn’t considered to be a cosmetic procedure (although that’s what you’d likely use it as), so it is actually covered in most cases. It can be a bit scary to have your feet chopped in a few different places, but that’s still not as scary as the price, which is over five figures for both feet.
#8 – Eyeball Jewelry
Have you ever watched Japanese animation (otherwise known as Anime)? One of the most noticeable parts of Anime is the fact that every cartoon character has enormous eyes. Now you can look just like one of these characters with a special pair of contacts that makes your eyes look like they are about to pop out of your skull. That’s a safe trend since many people wear contacts in general, but there’s another eye-catching trend that can be downright dangerous.
Many people are getting jewelry in their eyes (yes, in their eyes). This is known as eyeball jewelry. People have actually paid thousands of dollars to have a piece of platinum jewelry (that comes in different shapes) implanted under the outer coating of their eyeball. If these people ever come to their senses that eyeball jewelry wasn’t such a great idea, it’s going to be hard to remove.
#7 – Armpit Hair Dye
Women have been dying their hair since the beginning of time, and have been shaving their underarm hair for just as long. Therefore, it is very common for women to have colored hair on the heads and bare armpits. This new trend reverses both of these traditional beauty ideas for women.
This trend involves women growing out their armpit hair and dying it in different colors of the spectrum. If you really want to show this off to the public, then you probably shouldn’t be wearing long sleeves or it will simply feel like a waste. The real starter of this trend was the master of reinvention herself, Madonna.
#6 – Rainbow Beards
Women aren’t the only ones into dying hair on parts of their body that normally wouldn’t be dyed. With beards in fashion for men, some have been taking their beards to the next level with bright colors, including blue, green and orange. Beards seem to be popular with hipsters, but those that want to be mega hipsters opt for a rainbow beard.
If you want to stand out even farther (which is the ultimate cry for attention), you can even accessorize your beard. Some guys even add glitter and flowers into their beard, of course they can only pull that look off if they work at a coffee shop or a tattoo parlour. You better hope you can pour a mean cup of coffee or create some sweet tats if you want a rainbow beard.