Women all around the world partake in rituals, regimens and cultural traditions with the goal of looking and feeling beautiful. No matter the societal norm for their region, being desired seems to be.
Women all around the world partake in rituals, regimens and cultural traditions with the goal of looking and feeling beautiful. No matter the societal norm for their region, being desired seems to be an innate want for people all across the globe. Straighter hair and whiter teeth may be popular objectives for ladies in more western countries but there are some surprising, bizarre and enlightening techniques women encompassing the globe participate in to boost confidence and fit in with the standards of beauty they’re accustomed to.
1.In Thailand: Elongated Necks
The more coils these women have around their neck, well, think of it as a “most desirable” rating. According to Marie Claire, Kayan women begin wearing brass rings around their necks at a young age. These coils then push down their shoulders, in order to give the illusion of a longer neck. This extreme, and seemingly uncomfortable, look is considered beautiful as it also preserves tradition. Although, there is quite a bit of controversy surrounding this custom as well as concern for the women whom are allegedly being held captive in a “virtual human zoo,” for tourists to gawk at.
2.Iran: Nose Jobs
A Hollywood, button-nose is what these Middle Eastern women dream about. In an article by Daily Mail, Iran is the nose job capital of the world. A more western look is envied so much so that girls as young as 14 are going under the knife and although their procedures are costing families more than 5-6 times the monthly wage, there are still more than 200,000 Iranians signing up for a rhinoplasty. That’s a whole lot of sculpting, re-sloping and nostril-packing at the end of the day.
3. France: Be Natural
Tousled, air-dried hair and skin that’s of the utmost priority, these women are the definition of natural beauties. There may be a reason that French ladies have such a high reputation when it comes to elegance and good looks. And it could be the secrets they live by when it comes to taking care of themselves. A gallery created by AOL. shows off some of those techniques including daily facial massages, nixing most makeup, keeping face washing to a minimum and laying off the hair products. Maybe this is where the “au natural” stereotype truly was born from.