There are unlimited riches awaiting anyone who can make a women look better, or least at least make her feel that she looks better. It doesn’t matter how difficult or painful the procedure is, or how outrageous the thinking behind it may be, customers will be willing to take a chance. However, styles change, chemistry and technology improve, and sometimes people wake up to the fact that a lot of beauty gadgets are designed more to extract one’s money than to enhance one’s natural beauty. These gadgets promised to curl your hair, punch dimples into your cheeks, pull your hair out by the roots, and stimulate your skin by dubious means ranging from oxygen deprivation to electroshock. Read about some of the weirdest beauty gadgets in history at Gizmodo.
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