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June , 2014

Fashion Trends | Tokyo

One enchanting fashion style which makes the hearts of Japanese girls flutter is Gyaru. This style is infused with both girly and glamorous mixes. Unlike the conventional au naturel style, Gyaru dwells on fabulous man-made accessories like wigs, hair extensions, false eyelashes, and acrylic nails. Donning this Tokyo fashion favorite is not difficult at all, although it will require a bit of practice to master.

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Hairdo
Gyaru hairstyle is often seen as a “party ready” hair. This means big, puffy, and oftentimes curly. If your hair has natural curled locks, then good for you because you don’t need to invest anymore on curling rods, styling mousse, or setting sprays. Most Gyaru girls have dyed hair in shades of dark brown, honey, and auburn. Straight side-swept bangs are also trendy. Since these hairstyles are far from being ordinary, it might take time and effort. However, if you want to have Gyaru hair quickly, you have the option to go for wigs or hair extensions. You can find realistic-looking ones for decent prices. As a finishing touch, you may add bows or headbands.

Make-up
For your face, keep everything simple. Don’t wear too much foundation and concealer so that you will not have a cakey look. Gyaru girls keep the cheeks and lips minimal but not their eyes. To achieve doll-like eyes, start by wearing cosmetic circle lenses. These lenses will make your eyes appear rounder and sparkling. Next, rim your eyes with dark liners and add false lashes. Put highlighter or a white eye shadow on your brow bones to accentuate your eyes more.

Nails
Nail style is another defining factor of the Gyaru style. Girls refuse to wear just the simple coats of polishes. Instead, they go for dramatic and attention-grabbing nail arts. Photorealistic stickers are currently sought-after. These are photo stickers which have flowers, bows, gems, glitters, and a lot more. For example, if you want an Eiffel Tower sticker, you can also add a long string of diamantes to make the tower look twinkling. Long acrylic nails or “sculp” nails are fragile but they radiate a fierce appeal. The possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to Gyaru nails.

Outfit
Most importantly, Gyaru’s overall glam depend on the clothing. The clothing actually varies because Gyaru has different sub-styles. It is significant to choose one style and do meticulous research about it. Nonetheless, most Gyaru girls go for street wears that look fun and youthful but still classy. Some staple wear includes skorts or skirts that are actually shorts, tees, and lacey knee socks.

Some clothing brands to look out for include Cecil McBee and Liz Lisa. Both are Japanese labels which never fail to release stylish Gyaru clothes. Cecil McBee is often included in Japan’s list of top-selling Gyaru items whereas Liz Lisa has a lot of sweet and girly clothes. Non-Japanese brands that also retail Gyaru clothes are Dior, H&M, and Forever 21.

Don’t forget that being a Gyaru means being confident in your own skin. Keep your head up and strut gracefully because a Gyaru girl is not only fashionable but self-assured as well.

 

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