How to Look like a Geisha Step By Step

  • HOW TO
  • Getting to Know the Geisha

    A geisha is a traditional Japanese female entertainer or companion for men who’s well-trained. Most of them starts to train as young as 4 years old before becoming a geisha.

    However, modern geishas nowadays pursue going to school first until they reach teenagers’ stage then decide then on if they wanted to train or not.


    It doesn’t matter whether you have a long or short hair. For women with short hair, wigs are now available for purchase in stores such as the one above. If you have a long hair, styling it might take a long time. If you have a book or know any expert friend out there who knows how to style the traditional geisha hairdo, then this one’s for you.

    It’s Makeup Time

    During their performances, it is a crucial part for geishas to put on a heavy make-up which is said to be an influence from the T’ang Dynasty in China. This can actually take a very long time if you’re not an expert on it.

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    Here are the steps to follow:
    Apply a wax-like substance as an undercoat to help your makeup stay longer. Pay particular attention to your face, neck and chest.
    Use a sponge and dip it into a loose powder. You have to mix this with water so as to create a paste-like combination. You can also use a light shade of foundation to help it blend-in. Dab this into the areas you’ve just applied wax into.
    Leaving a bare skin in your hairline is very important so as to create the illusion of wearing a mask.

    Using an eyebrow brush, color each eyebrow with a brown or black eyebrow pencil. You can use a hint of white or pale pink eye shadow over your eyelids.
    Then, use a simple black or brown eyeliner to your lower eyelids.

    Lastly, you should never forget the red glossy lipstick. Do not paint the whole lips! You need a lip liner to outline a pouty smaller lips on it. Remember, you should paint it nicely and it should be thick and glossy.
    Just follow these simple steps and you’re good to go!

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