Russell Brand Says Hair Holds Him Back; Usher’s Fragrance Commercial Satisfies a Woman’s Hunger

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Russell's hair. Photo: Getty Images

HAIR
• Russell Brand says that he will cut off his hair because his scruffy look limits the roles he can play. [Telegraph UK]

• Paul Mitchell's son, Angus, followed in his father's footsteps and opened his own hair salon, Angus M, in Los Angeles. [Independent UK]

FRAGRANCE
• Usher's new commercial for his fragrance VIP features plenty of James Bond car-chase references and a girl who turns to him and says "I'm so hungry." To satisfy her, Usher suggests they speed over to a bar and spray his cologne in the process. [Now Smell This]

• Wal-Mart decided to unlock its perfume cases to promote more sales, so now people don't have to wait for an employee in order to test the fragrances. [Reuters]

PLASTIC SURGERY
• Girlguiding UK, a British organization similar to the Girl Scouts, released a study that found 95 percent of girls ages 16 to 21 want to change their body in some way. And of the women in this age group, 25 percent said they would consider plastic surgery to change their bodies. [StyleList]

NAILS
Marie Claire puts colored nail polish on its covers. For December, Blake Lively is wearing Slate of Affairs by Barielle. [All Lacquered Up]

Chanel's new holiday collection features a new limited-edition nail-polish color named Trapeze. It's a copper beige. [Beauty Anonymous]

SKIN
• To expedite your post-workout lather session: Equinox now stocks Kiehl's. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]