Yves covered the ganguro style in a post a while back but I felt the need to post about it myself because it’s something that….puzzles me.
It is supposed to recreate a Californian Beach Girl look but to me it always seemed like these girls were trying to cosplay Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer. In drag.
Appropriate, given that ganguro literally means “face-black”.
But wait, it gets more frightening. Apparently, one can go further than the ganguro look to the yamanba look. It roughly translates as “mountain hag” or “mountain witch” and the look can be attained by simply adding a few strokes of white lipstick or white eyeliner to your current ganguro style. Quite a lot of white eyeliner, really. Silver hair makes a nice touch too.
But still, the ultimate question remains:
http://www.livemusicstudio.com/mac/pages/ganguro.html – Good photos and text
Ganguro girls don’t care what you think!
Yamanba style. Scary.