hairstyle

Get a Haircut with No Problem at These 4 English-Speaking Hair Salons in Tokyo

Relaying your ideal haircut to a stylist can be a challenge, especially when you don’t have an image or catalog for reference. But there’s nothing more challenging than working with a stylist who speaks a different language! If you don’t say it right, your dream hairstyle can easily turn into your worst nightmare. As a…

100 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo, in 2018!

Harajuku is often referred to as the crazy fashion capital of Tokyo, home to the famous Takeshita Street and the inspiration for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s style, and various subcultures like lolita and gothloli. If you’re interested in trying some unusual shops and cafes, Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo is a must-visit. Here are 100…

100 Things to Do in Ginza, the Most Glamorous and Stylish District in Tokyo, in 2018!

Located in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, Ginza is one of the city’s most famous upmarket shopping and entertainment districts. Within its boundary are many department stores, high-end boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, clubs – anything you could possibly want! On weekend afternoons from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (until 6:00pm from April to September), Ginza’s main shopping street,…

What is this Japanese Hairstyle and Why is it Popular?

The “hime cut” (姫カット) is a very popular hairstyle which originated in Japan. It is the favorite of fashionistas, including celebrities across the world from Taylor Swift to many Asian celebrities. It is said to make one look prettier and increases elegance and grace. Let’s take a look at this exotic hairstyle! History The hime…

All About the Twin Tail Hairstyle and Japan’s Pigtail Hair Idol Group

Japan has a long-time love affair with pigtails. This is better termed as “twin tail (ツインテール)” in the country and is definitely not a new hairdo. However, in the last few years, it has become more popular than ever. You can see many endless characters in video games, manga, and animations sporting this kind of…

Why Did the Samurai Wear Their Hair In a “Chonmage”?

The chonmage is a traditional Japanese hairstyle which is usually linked to samurai and the Edo period. Traditionally, the hairstyle of chonmage features a shaved pate, and the rest of the hair is tied up in a bun. It is said that the shaven pate has an added benefit to hide various forms of male…

Want Hair Like Your Favorite Anime Character? Here’s Where to Go!

Haven’t we all dreamed of becoming our favorite idol at some point in our lives? Be it Superman, a firefighter, Britney Spears, or Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The excitement you had when you were a little kid and got to dress up as your hero for Halloween is hard to forget. It comes as…

Why Is Kogao (Small Face) Such an Important Japanese Beauty Ideal?

“Your face is so small!” – If you are a foreigner receiving this comment from a Japanese person, you may be confused as to whether the person is insulting you or complimenting you. Rest assured, it is the latter so you should be flattered. A small, oval-shaped face with V-line jaw is the embodiment of…
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