Being selfie ready has never been a more sought after state. What is an “Instagram Face”? Chances are you already had an image in your head before you finished reading the question. Look-a-likes of Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian; thoughtfully constructed eyebrows, faces heavily contoured and highlighted, lips matte and plump.
Social media has long been hailed for championing diversity, a welcome refuge from the often homogeneous mass media. But these days, people, in particular young girls, are increasingly striving to look the same — on the platform and in real life. I looked into this in a piece for The New York Post.
I'm sure as hell not the only one who has lost count of the amount of times I've had to last minute cancel a much needed beauty session or signed up to an amazing gym class only to bail out an hour before thanks to a last minute meeting, looming deadline or any number of a million and one things. Couple that with the fact that it's pretty difficult to get those bookings in the first place, having had to call and be put on hold and squeezed into a time, and it gets increasingly difficult, not to mention frustrating and time consuming.