Leighton Meester Lightened Her Hair; Nail Polish Sales Soar

• Time for summer highlights! Leighton Meester lightened her hair to a dirty-blonde shade. Do you like the color? [Beauty Counter/Style.com]

• Salon owners report that the “Bieber” haircut is gaining momentum among teen boys, although the sensitive lads are embarrassed to ask for the side-swept style by name. [NYT, Vulture]

• Nail polish sales for 2009 were up 14.3 percent. Experts say that because of the recession, more women are giving themselves at-home manicures and pedicures. [StyleList]

• Natasha Bedingfield ringed her eyes with shimmery bronze shadow — both the upper and lower lids. Breaking eye-shadow barriers, folks. [Girls in the Beauty Department/Glamour]

• Makeup artist Denika Bedrossian said she was inspired by exotic feathers for the look for Miley Cyrus's new video "Can't Be Tamed." [StyleWatch/People]