Beauty is a word which we use loosely, and whose definition and application is different from country to country, and even region to region. Culture does play a significant role in what is deemed beautiful by different groups. Some beauty trends around the world that you may or may not have known about include:

  • Karen women; women in southeastern Asian countries such as Myanmar and Thailand wear long, brass rings around their necks. Often, these women are referred to as the giraffe tribe.
  • Nose forward; Iran is the nose job capital of the world, and the women there love to show off their beautiful nose jobs. It is perceived as the focal point of their bodies.
  • Ta Moko; Maori women who reside in New Zealand typically have a tattoo on their chin to demonstrate that they are looking for a mate. The tattoo design is dependent on, and reflective of, the woman’s family tribe as well as social status.
  • Pale skin; avoiding the sun and maintaining very pale skin is a trend in many Asian countries. This is their beauty standard and is derived from the notion that if you are tanned, it is probably because you were poor and had to work outside.

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