Did you all have lots of fun yesterday? Got lots of presents? Spend a lot (maybe even too much) time with friends and family? Ate so much you now have to diet furiously? I hope you did. (° v °)/
Gyaru fashion is a type of Japanese street fashion that originated in the 1970’s. Gyaru is most commonly referred to as ganguro, but ganguro is actually a subculture of gyaru. Ganguro was popular in the 1990’s, but shortly died out in the early 2000’s. Gyaru is a girly-glam style, breaking away from traditional standards of beauty. Dwelling on the man-made (wigs, fake eyelashes, fake nails, etc).
Gyaru fashion does not fit with traditional, and media portrayed ideals of Japanese women. It is often identified as a sign of rebellious youth.
Gyaru fashion is typically characterized by dyed hair (which is often lightened to varying shades of brown or blonde), excessively decorated nails, and makeup. This makeup typically consists of dark eyeliner, and dramatic fake eyelashes; gyaru sometimes wear cosmetic circle lenses as well to enhance the size of their irises, to add more width to their eyes. Brands cater to this particular trend by producing fake eyelashes, circle lenses, and other cosmetics. Typically Gyaru are known for being tan, but that is not always the case.
Onii-kei: (Highly Active Style) ( means older brother) Is the male equivalent of Onee gyaru. A more sophisticated visual-kei or gyaru-o look. Leaving behind the brightly colored hair, and clothing of their youth.