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Gals, have any of you ever heard of, read about, or come across a 'Ganguro' girl??

Basically, Ganguro in Japanese means "Black Face" and this look is actually very popular amongst many of young women in Japan today.

Scared of a little bronzer? Then skip this look since it calls for LOTS of bronzer -- layers and layers of bronzer.  White lipstick and eyeshadow as well as blonde/orange hair are also a major components of this look. 

Definitely not for those with conservative taste! ;-)

Any thoughts??  Interesting is definitely the operative word in describing this look.  So, Snooki, step down from your tan throne, the Ganguro girls are here!
Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:32 pm

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ohh no thanks

I have never heard of this, but I can safely say I'm not a good candidate for that look!
Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:45 pm

Same here

I'm really not seeing what the appeal is to this look, but there are just way too many things going on at once.
Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:03 pm


Is this what you're talking about?

Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:08 pm


...wow. I've never seen this before. Are the women using self-tanner, paint, or liquid bronzer? I wonder who/what was the inspiration for this look.
Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:12 pm
Ali de Bold

Great, if Clown is the look you are going for

I thought this was a joke but apparently not. Here's a picture from Wikipedia:

What I would like to know is who started this and why???
Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:24 pm

what the.....?

I have never ever seen anything like this.....

Are these the girls they put out on the street to hand out flyers? I know they do that in Asia...they stick girls out in front of a store to entice men to come inside. Is that what this is?

Is this for real? Good god, that is ugly.
Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:30 pm

I think I found the inspiration

it all makes sense now...anyone else see the resemblance??
Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:39 pm


LOL that is hilarious oendrila, I totally agree with you! It honestly seems like they are patronizing popular western fashion/culture, (super tanned, bleached hair, emphasized eyes and lips, etc).
Dec 13, 2010 @ 05:59 pm


The amount of bronzer on these ladies face just looks so uncomfortable!It must be quite the ordeal to wipe the makeup off there face lol
Dec 13, 2010 @ 09:19 pm


This look is ridiculous!!!

Good point though Oendrila, it probably is a bit of an ode to Western culture.

I kind of wish I saw this before Halloween....
Dec 15, 2010 @ 01:40 pm

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