Europe Bans Cosmetic Testing on Animals; Lady Gaga’s New Short, Purple Hair

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This must be her puh-puh-puh-poker face puh-puh-poker face (nah nah nah nah). Enjoy having that song stuck in your head all day! Photo: Wireimage

MAKEUP
• Two bans on animal testing for cosmetics were made official today in Europe. One prohibits testing to determine how safe ingredients are, while the other bans products that were tested on animals. Though they go into effect now, they won't be enforced until March 2013. [Cosmetics Business]

HAIR
• Lady Gaga cut her hair and got purple lowlights. This woman shortens everything — bottoms, hair, the words "Poker Face" ... [Getty Images]

• Hairstylist Orlando Pita brought 12,000 bobby pins to use at the Christian Dior show in Paris. [British Vogue]

• Why hair turns gray: "Our hair cells produce hydrogen peroxide, and over time, it builds up, blocking the synthesis of melanin (which provides the natural color to our hair). So when our hair turns gray, it's like a bleaching process from the inside out." Great pickup line, eh? [BellaSugar]

SKIN
• Bless Tina Turner, who said, "Of course, I've aged a bit in the face, but not enough to worry about it. I have common sense enough to know that if I'm nearly 70, something has to happen." [Daily Mail]