There are a lot of beauty trends I'd never even consider doing. Getting a buzz cut, for one, mostly because I have the most oddly shaped skull on the planet that would frighten onlookers. I'm also not sure I could handle microblading after hearing about the pain level from Editorial Director Faith Xue. (I can barely stand getting my blood pressure taken, so I can't imagine having the skin under my eyebrows scraped with a knife.)
I know I'm not alone in this boat though—friends and co-workers have shared a similar fear of testing out new looks or treatments. Even celebrities won't take the plunge—as transformative as they need to be for shoots and roles, there are certain things they've put a hard stop on. So to make myself feel better about not being much of a risk-taker, I decided to investigate just how far Hollywood's finest will go (or won't go). Ahead, take a look at celebrities' "nopes."
Kim Kardashian West
Mario Dedivanovic has created some incredible beauty looks on the kween of kontouring, but there's one in particular she just couldn't get on board with. "I was pregnant, hugely pregnant, and I did this interview for Givenchy, and he put a berry lip on me," Kim explained. "I just despise a berry lip for me." It's arguable, though, that in the image above, KKW is wearing a deep berry, and it looks pretty gorg if you ask us.
Hadid shuttered at the thought of a vampire facial in an interview with W Magazine, adding, "I hate facials—like, I'm so scared of them. I just don't want someone touching my face. I get claustrophobic."
The one trend Salma Hayek can't get on board with? Botox. She tells InStyle, "I think it's terrible these girls in their late 20s [are] injecting their faces and lips … one told me, 'If I kill my muscles now, I'll never get wrinkles.' Can you imagine?"
During a recent game with Leighton Meester, we asked her if she'd ever try Goop-approved treatments like vaginal steaming or bee-venom facials. She says of the latter, "That sounds like something from My Strange Addiction. It just doesn't seem right." Amen, sister.
The Pretty Little Liars alum doesn't change up her hair much (we don't blame her—those long raven waves are stunning), and it seems as though this stems from a fear of making the chop. "I would consider a short lob wig," she tells us. [Ed note: Mitchell recently tried out a lob wig—she's a woman of her word.] "That's a big commitment, and I'm not so good with commitments. Yeah, no. I think I have fun with wigs; I think that's what wigs are for, and I support wigs. I'm Team Wig, and I use my hair as a security blanket … but I mean, never say never. Hair is hair at the end of the day. I say that, but I don't mean it. I can't cut it."
What's your number one beauty "no"? Please share in the comments!