Every country has some type of involvement in the fashion and beauty industries. Both are multi-billion-dollar industries and globally have some level of influence on the day-to-day lives of the general population. Both industries team up well together during the multiple fashion weeks around the globe and both have a home in all four of the fashion capitals of the world. Those being: Paris, France; Milan, Spain; London, England; and New York, the United States of America. While both industries strive for the continuation of the high fashion that the upper classes have demanded through the ages, they also strive for the average person to be able to enjoy the same standards at a more affordable price.
Beauty standards vary from country to country and culture to culture. There are, however, some beauty standards that are more internationally accepted with a little twist here and there. They are as follows.
1. One having good, clear skin.
2. Having nice hair. Styling plays a part for some.
3. Having nice nails. Different styles are preferred over others varying on the lady.
4. Being either skinny or healthy.
5. Having nice-looking clothes/ being presentable.
The beauty standards and the latest fashion trends are visible to everyone. Anyone who has a television or who walks out of their house is exposed to it. There are cable networks that have tv shows with creative outlets for clothing, make-up, food and more available at all hours of the day. There are commercial breaks with different advertisements for various ranges of beauty products and retail stores having sales. The magazines on the newsstands in different types of stores telling the best dress or worst dress at the latest award show. No matter the income level of a person, they will want to be able to keep up with the beauty and fashion trends that they like and feel comfortable with in some way.
People are willing to spend large amounts of money on what they deem will make themselves feel and look beautiful. Besides buying the fashion styles that they want to wear, the next two areas of beautification that women will spend their hard-earned money on are their hair and nails. For men, it is predominantly hair and facial grooming. This means spending a lot of time in the salons and sitting in any of those All Purpose Salon Chairs. The amount of time a person will spend in a chair depends on what they want to be done. Many will spend a considerable amount of time thinking about what they want to be done to their hair or their nails before going into any salon to see their favorite hair or nail stylist. For some, it is just an annual thing that is done as a celebration of some sort while others treat it as a weekly planned event.
How one dresses and how they look can sometimes reflect how they feel. Some take it seriously, others do not. At some point, everyone just wants to feel good about themselves.