100 years of beauty in Japan shown decade by decade in a one-minute time-lapse video

In the 16th episode of their “100 Years of Beauty” series, Cut Video provides a visual history of the past 100 years of beauty in Japan as modeled by Mei Kurahashi, whose hair, makeup and dance were styled in correlation with the trends of each decade.

Timeless beauty: Color video of 1930s Kyoto shows how women of the day got their hair done

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There’s something almost magical about old videos. They’re like looking through a magic mirror with bad reception into the past. It kind of makes you wonder what people in a few hundred years will have to say about our Vine videos.

But even better than old videos, are old color videos! They’re probably as close to time travel as we’ll ever come. Take this lovely video of Kyoto from 1934 for example. Though it’s not the oldest color video in existence, this video still manages to captivate us with its depiction of mageyui, the process of putting one’s hair up into one of the traditional mage hair styles.

Though this video has been online for several years, it’s been capturing attention online again recently, and it’s easy to see why. Recorded in 1934, this color video starts with a few scenes of Kyoto’s natural beauty, including cherry trees and a river, in addition to several women in kimono and mage hairstyles.

Mage are the many different traditional hairstyles of Japan, such as the shimada mageand kase mage. But the majority of the video is actually about mageyui, the process of putting one’s hair into a mage style.

▼ A few different mage styles for women from Japanese history

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Sadly, these days you’re not likely to see anyone running around with a traditional mageoutside of certain formal events, though that doesn’t make them any less fascinating. Of course, one of the most interesting things about mage isn’t the finished product so much as the whole process!

So, if you’ve ever wondered how people get their hair just right, you’ll definitely want to check out this video. The hairstyling gets started about a minute and a half in, but the first 90 seconds are hardly a waste of your time.

Kobi Wu Pasmore shares beauty advice from the top

VP of Strategy & Creative at Blue Flame, Kobi Wu Pasmore.

Loud Mouth: 

*What’s your beauty advice for young women launching into the work world?

I think the soundest advice I can give is that people are observing not only the way you work, but they way you carry yourself. It’s important to employ the things you need to maintain your confidence. I would always say, simple make up is best so your colleagues or your boss are not distracted by poorly applied or too much make up.

 

*Describe your own ‘sure thing’ beauty look at work.

Keep it simple. Clean hair. Tinted lip and cheeks. Mascara.  I get a blowout almost every week keeping my style classic and loose or a simple ponytail. For make up, I moisturize and do a neutral tint on the lip and cheeks.  And always – and I do mean always -keep mascara on hand to make sure that even if I’m wearing my glasses, my eyes pop.

 

*Who’s your beauty inspiration and why?

I suppose beauty is inspired by an attitude in which case it’s difficult to name just one person. There are so many people I admire. But if I have to pick someone, I’ll go with Diane Von Furstenberg.  She’s elegant and beautiful in her imperfections and she knows that the simple things make the best foundation for everything else.  Get the simple things down first and then everything else becomes the cherry on top.

 

13 K-Pop idols with gorgeous hair colors

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Koreaboo:

 

Idols are well known for their vibrant and colorful hairstyles, but sometimes promotions call for the artists to go behind the norma. Check out this list we’ve put together of 13 Gorgeous Hair Colors by K-Pop Idols.

 

1. IU

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2. Secret Hyosung

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3. G-DRAGON

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4. Red Velvet

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5. F(x) Krystal

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6. f(x) Luna

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7. Kai

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8. SHINee Key

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9. Miss A Jia

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10. Girls’ Generation Jessica

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11. EXO Sehun

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12. SHINee Taemin

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13. Girls’ Generation Tiffany

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