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How Beyonce's Short Hair Is Impacting Her Performances

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Beyoncé. Image via ABCNews

Though it seems unimaginable that Beyoncé could possibly work harder, her choreographer is saying that Queen B's new pixie-bob 'do (not the stage fans) is having an impact on her dance moves and on-stage hair flipping. In an interview with Hollywood Life, he explained, "she can still move [her hair] and swing it...And you can always make it fit with what you're doing...It doesn't hurt her performance. It actually makes her perform even harder! So she has to move her head even harder to make it move and that's what I love! She knows what she's doing." [HollywoodLife]

Whether or not Gaga's "semen and blood" perfume can be blamed for where things went wrong, it looks like people aren't investing in scents right now. The fragrance business has remained flat in the second quarter of the year while "prestige skin-care and makeup sales" are increasing. [WWD]

On the new-scary-things-in-our-makeup front, researchers studying lead in lipstick found traces of "cadmium, cobalt, aluminum, titanium, manganese, chromium, copper and nickel" in 24 glosses and eight lipstick brands. Yikes. [NYT]

Despite what Miley would lead you to believe, a new study shows that 46 is the age most women cut their hair for a more "mature style." [DailyMail]

Though major polish entrepreneur Essie Weingarten recently decride yellow nail lacquer, Clinique disagrees. The beauty brand has launched a limited-edition nail color to match the iconic butter yellow shade of their moisturizing lotion called Yellow Genius. [BellaSugar]

If beige is more your thing, check out Chanel's new Les Beiges collection, fronted by Giselle—the new face of Chanel Beauty. [BellaSugar]—Alyssa Carroll