Basic Gyaru Tips, Part 1 : What Gyaru Is & Gyaru PointsJune 03, 2011
Are you interested being gyaru?
Do you want to start being gyaru but don't know where to start first?
Well then,I'm here to sharing my tips about basic gyaru tips that I know, and I'm not saying that I'm 100% real japanese gyaru but yes, I'm addicted to this style for a really long time so I probably can help you all, the newbie ^^ and if other gaijin gyarus would like to add some info, or correct my post, please dont hesitate. Just leave comment ^^
Let's make Gyaru Community bigger <3
So, what's GYARU?
Gyaru is basically all fashionable girls in Japan, Gyaru comes from word GAL, and pronounced Gyaru among Japanese.
Japanese girls get tired of how people see Asian beauty as fair skin, and black hair, with small eyes and obedient girls who only stay at home. They want a change in this view. Namie Amuro, a singer, is what Gyaru girls modeled and idolize for their new look
With brown hair, and tan skin, she easily captures Japanese girls heart
That's why Gyaru is a rebellious thing from Japanese girls, but it's not categorized bad in my opinion, but as girls revolution. Gyaru's big hit is during '90s, when its fashion and make up are super extreme to the max
like this... a Ganguro Gal
But after 21st century, Ganguro decreased and only a few lasted, probably because its too extreme. Then nowadays Gyaru not only focused in Ganguro but also other sub-genres; which we'll be talking later, and these are some pictures of today gyarus!
MAX Cute or not???!!! <333
ï¿½MOSTLY nowadays Gyarus have these essentials that I'm gonna writing about, no matter what genre they're taking after since Gyaru has a lot ofï¿½ varieties, but these points are what people easily notice whether someone is gyaru or not
In the picture, Tsubasa Masuwaka, a gyaru model, is wearing the Bambi series in Sesame Gray with diameter 15mm
to create a dolly effect, gyaru always put circle lenses to make their eyes pop, and look cute. And no, its not 14mm diameter, the normal one, but mostly use circle lenses with diameter 14,5mm-15,5mm, and sometimes more!
And gyaru uses brown circle lenses most, but Its not like they dont wear grey, blue, or green, they do wear them, but mostly they use brown since it looks more natural :)ï¿½ And Gyaru wears circle lenses with unique pattern and colored one, not only black lenses that will only larger your eyes, Gyaru's eyes need to appear cute and dolly looking
Gyaru is nothing without false eyelashes. False eyelashes makes every gyarus' eyes appear larger, and also wider. There are a lot of different styles of false eyelashes, and each lashes give you different feeling to your eyes. You may choose whatever style that you think suits you well
and also, not to mention that within 3 years back, false lower lashes is really popular among gyarus since it gives eyes more dolly look and make eyes appear wider !
see how lively gyaru's eyes are?
Bleached / Blonde Hair
It's one thing that Gyaru always has even from the first gyaru circle was made. Colored hair has a really strong point for you to become gyaru, and Blonde is the most popular color for gyaru
and brown hair is what gyarus second option if they dont want to bleach their hair, which will damage her hair [like how damaged my hair is T_T]
and, its not likely gyaru always have colored hair, sometimes there are black haired gyaru, but its rare, and its difficult to pull the gyaru-ness off in my opinion, though if it suits them well, they can be really pretty like these =
Even though if you see the magazines and photo collections of gyaru, you may not think that their skin is tan like what you think, but its just because of flash and lighting trick. They're around NC40 in MAC Shade! not NC 15 or what like japanese girls usually have. They go to tanning salon every month or two months to get their body tanned, and give their skin healthy looking glow
and its not like I want to have nudity on my blog, its just, the skin would look better if the gyarus show their bodies off LOL
not every gyarus are as tan as them, some are ordinary white like what every japanese girls have, they're called shiro gyaru / white skin gyaru. And super tan skin like what ganguro has is not really a big hit right now, but more into healthy glowing tan like californian girl
It's a must.. I dont say that youve to buy a lot of expensive branded clothes, but just make sure you dont wear your 90's clothes or anything like this =
you know what la *ahem*
Have proper make up and not just a lipgloss or an eyeliner, gyaru needs a lot of make up to create dolly face, and we will talk for the detail on other parts since its really long lol
Love and Confidence as Gyaru
Gyaru is really difficult to pull off outside Japan, because not everyone knows or like this kind of style. It's a preference. So you need a lot of confidence to be a gyaru, because being a gyaru means you will become different from other people, and you will attract attention more
And you need to love gyaru itself, because if you just follow this style based on force, wannabe poser, or anything, you're not a true gyaru. Loving gyaru from the bottom of your heart is the key to become a proper gyaru ^^
I hope this article be helpful for you all, comments and suggestions for the improvement are welcomed
Gyaru Love <33