Stunning supermodel and mogul, Tyra Banks has seen her fair share of the beauty industry, having been a model since the age of 15 and witnessing trends and fads change over the years of her career – but, in her recent Wall Street Journal article, the model veteran is now predicting the future of beauty, which include some pretty terrifying ideas.
The brain behind America’s Next Top Model franchise and the star of numerous covers, including her first Sports Illustrated cover in ’96, Tyra explained in her piece for Wall Street how, as technology progresses and beauty ideals are easily attained, people will start to look more and more like each other until a shift in attitude occurs, and the population starts to find unique features more appealing, saying;
“I believe that traditional beauty will be less valuable – and more uniqueness will be heralded.”
Tyra also documents her belief that hair extensions will no longer exist, to be replaced by a serum that’ll provide longer, thicker hair in 24 hours; that plastic surgery will be “as easy and quick as going to the drugstore” and that the “features of one’s baby will be as selectable as menu items at a fast-food drive-through window,” resulting in skin colour and features being the same across the Earth’s population, and;
“Typical features and coloring will lean toward a Rihanna or Beyoncé or me kind of look. People with alabaster or ebony skin will be rare and heralded for that uniqueness.”
Specifically detailing her beauty predictions, Ms Bank writes;
“For those who choose not to go for plastic surgery, beauty ingestibles (active waters, etc.) will give instant, yet temporary results: contoured cheekbones, rosy cheeks, arched eyebrows. However, one must use them repeatedly to maintain results.
Because beauty will be so readily accessible and skin color and features will be similar, prejudices based on physical features will be nearly eradicated. Prejudice will be socioeconomically based.
Global warming will threaten our crops so natural food will be scarce. Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.
Advertising for the beauty industry will have shifted. Since beauty will be easily attainable, models will be as relevant as a horse and buggy. Robot/avatar models with features that look totally different from the golden-skinned everyday people will represent and sell products world-wide.”
The business women even goes onto describe a female-dominated world where “men will be vying for women’s attention, obsessed with being attractive to females and snagging well-off ladies who can take care of them.”
We at SPICE suggest you read the article in full, here and then prepare for the scary future of beauty Tyra has described…
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