Beauty On DVD-------
If you tend to identify with the technorati just as much as the glitterati, then it’s likely that Topshop Unique’s homage to Bananarama’s beauty secrets sent you straight to your Netflix queue, where Essential Music Videos: Totally 80s was pushed way up to the top of the list for more ideas in head scarves, big hair, and excessive eyeliner. It’s also likely that you’ll be interested in this tidbit, courtesy of a friend of Beauty Counter: It turns out there’s an entire Style & Beauty section waiting to be explored on the DVD delivery site, offering a slew of documentaries and how-to instructional videos focusing on the powder-puff industry. If you’re a loyal Blow Out fan, you’ll love 2004′s Hair World, which explores the cut-throat world of hair styling competitions. An aspiring manicurist, are we? Sounds like you need to take The ABC of Nails out for a spin. And then there’s I Wanna Be a Beauty Queen, Richard Gayor’s film about the 1978 Miss Alternative World pageant, where a circus tent full of drag queens battling it out for the title of South London’s Clapham Common is a surefire recipe for family fun. Worth a gander, if only to relieve you of that current romantic comedy binge you’ve been on—turns out you can see too many Julia Roberts movies.
Photo: Marcio Madeira