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3/4/2010

If you’re happy and you know it clap your… mohawk?

Oh man. I hate to push the ‘weird Japan’ angle too much, but it’s hard not to when you come across stuff like this. It’s a commercial for the Gatsby featuring an unusual group of men all sporting astoundingly tall mohawks.

Mohawks that clap. Read the rest of this entry »

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1/23/2010

Sweatpants Ninja with Ponytail

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As far as I know, there is no special rule that says ninja are supposed to wear a certain uniform. But after watching this video on youtube, I can’t help but think that there should be such a rule. Because this, folks, is just wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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3/19/2008

Latest Japanese Hairstyle

Without starting another war about how similar all Asian heads are, here’s the latest Japanese Hair styles for short, medium and long hair.
You’ll notice that it is all about the art of flow with lots of play on big waves and curls without compromising the natural roots of Asian hair – which tends to me straight. Of course, there are naturally curly haired peeps out there too. Of course.

Short:
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Medium:
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Long:
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Pictures from SighVogue

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12/18/2007

Colorful Hairstyles

Hair styles are my favorite subject. I get bombarded about my previous post but anyway, here’s a very nice video of Haute Couture hairstyles from Hair Coloring Splash” in Tokyo March 13, 2007. Funny thing is, the reggae music is in Malay language …lol.

Oh well, check out the hairstyles…love the colors.

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12/4/2007

Headbands

There is nothing better than a headband and I’ll tell you why: It makes you look neat and it keeps your hair from getting into paint, when you’re painting the house. I am speaking from first hand experience here.

Anyway, I found some really cute headbands from AsiaJam and they are a must see! :)

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5/23/2007

Good Website Reference for Japanese Hairstyles

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That’s alotta hair

Shall I venture again into the realm of hairstyles after the episode that entailed after I said all asian men and women’s hairstyles have similarities? Well, of course…i still haven’t changed my mind about it because indeed they look the same in many ways. I am stereotyping of course, but anyone with a brain matter knows that there is an ounce of truth in stereotyping. Always. And by stereotyping i am only categorizing the pre-puberscent and teenagers and young adults.

Anyway, I am here to talk about the the latest Japanese Hairstyle for this season. The best place to visit for the latest scoop of hairstyles in at Beauty-jp. They have the latest hair fashion trends and styles for you to pick on.

Also check out these links as well, they have hair fashion for men and women.

Apollonia

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ModsHair (this is for men)

e-Melange (a bi-lingual website of a salon in Harajuku)

If you’re looking for a nice cut, well, check out these sites :)

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3/28/2007

Japanese Hairstyles

Hairstyles for Japanese, Korea, Chinese and Taiwanese are similar to one another because they copy each other. I don’t know, the last I saw in Malaysia which was last year, the hairstyle Chinese youngsters sport are similar to the ones in Japan. For the guys it looks like this:

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Hairdo 1

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Hairdo 2

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Hairdo 3

The girls almost always sports the loooong or short straight hair. Of course we also have the occassional curly kawai kind of hair style. Here are a few:

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Hairdo 4

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Hairdo 5

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Hairdo 6

I haven’t hightlighted the super gutsy hairdos that some of them sport, of course. But usually this is the everyday hairstyle you can expect to see in countries like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, etc. I mean, I’m asian, I should know. It’s easier to sport a long straight hair than to curly it up because spending 30 minutes in front of the mirror after shower everytime is a damn waste of my precious time, imho. Since most of us naturally have straight hair anyway.

Do any of you have a hairstyle you like? I know someone, a caucasian guy who likes the asian cut since he got back from Japan. I think he told me that he prefers asian hairstylists too. I don’t blame him, I prefer asian hairstylists too but the caucasian hairdresser who lives near me does a pretty good job as well. :)

p.s: i am aware a picture up there belongs to an asian artist name Kenny Kwan. I don’t know who he is though.

p.p.s: I really meant most asians sport the same hairstyle in post, which is why i said “similar” initially… :)

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5/18/2005

Garnier creates the gel that gives you a Manga head

Garnier creates the gel that gives you a Manga headAnd if you visit their VERY HEAVY flash website (and you’re a UK resident), you could even win a trip to Tokyo.

On the very heavy flash site, you can also read a manga drawn by a 16 years old intern which explains you why “Japan is so coooool”, tells you all about manga, and concludes with “It’s his hair that really gives the manga hero its style”, enticing you to try it for yourself with the news Garnier Manga gel. All that with a midi faux-Japanese music in the background of course (you can turn it off, but I suggest you keep it loud so that it really feels like Shibuya). I just closed the window when I couldn’t take it anymore and my computer was getting all slow just because of that flash movie…


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12/26/2004

Ganguro

Ganguro, (ガン黒) literally “face-black,” is a fashion trend among Japanese girls, an outgrowth of chapatsu hair dyeing. The basic look is bleached-blond hair and a deep tan, produced by tanning beds or makeup. The intent is to produce the tanned, blond California beach girl look. Accessories include high platform shoes or boots, purikura photo stickers, and cellular phones.

The Shibuya and Ikebukuro districts of Tokyo are the center of ganguro fashion. It goes against the grain of the usual Japanese standard of female beauty, which calls for skin as white as possible. The roots of the trend are said to be in the mid-1990s, starting with a popular tanned Okinawan singer named Amuro Namie and black British fashion model Naomi Campbell.

Some sources say that the “gan” syllable in ganguro is actually from the term “gan-gan”, a vulgar emphasis word somewhat like the British use of “bloody.”

Ganguro taken to the next level is called yamanba. The Gothic lolita style can be seen as a counter-reaction to ganguro style.

(Source: Wikipedia)


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