It appears we’re maybe maybe not the only tradition obsessed with chasing unattainable ideals of beauty.

If you trawl the web in so far as I do, you’ve probably came across some articles gaining online buzz with titles such as for instance “Asian girls: before & after make-up”. These day there are a huge selection of these before and after photos online and they have been as you would expect, astonishing.

Once you understand me personally, I experienced to dig just a little much much much deeper. Take a good look at some of the before & after pictures before we get started.

Thank you for visiting the beautiful and somewhat creepy realm of the Gyaru.

Pronounced ‘gi-ha-roo‘ (a transliteration that is japanese of English term gal) it is a subculture comprised of fashion aware Japanese ladies and girls basically rejecting their very own oriental features and aesthetic traditions.

Considering that the culture first gained appeal within the 70s and 80s, many sub-genres have actually sprouted as a result, which range from the crazy towards the reasonably tame appears you saw when you look at the before & after photographs above. Yes, those would be the relatively tame people.

Let’s have a look at a number of the other sub-subcultures associated with the Gyaru…

THE EXTREME GYARU: Yamanba/ Mamba Gyaru a.k. A The Ca Woman

Yamanba, literally meaning “mountain hag”, had been the very first regarding the Gyaru subcultures to emerge and adopting this design is certainly much a middle little finger at the Japanese ideals of beauty.

Emulating whatever they see as a ‘californian valley girl’ style that couldn’t be further from their tradition, Yamanba girls sport deep leather-toned tans, neon boob pipes and bright garments, acid blonde locks, extensions galore, backcombed to be as large as possible.

Needless to say you can’t miss out the big sectors of unnaturally eyeshadow that is white wear.