Although I like to post Gyaru Hair stuff up for the gals, every so often I feel the compulsive need to remind everybody of the other side that fills the realm of gyaruo. If you haven’t heard there is also a Gyaru equivalent. Called gyaruo (gyaru-o). Ive always wondered where the “-o” came from and Ladies and Gentle men, straight from wikipedia to you…
The o suffix that is added to the word, is one reading of the Kanji for male (?). And recently, the kanji for ‘dirty’ in Japanese (?), which also has the same reading.
You will find bountiful examples of gyaru-oh mens hair cuts from magazines such as
- Mens Egg
- Mens Knuckle
- Mens Face
- Host Knuckle
Ok enough talking, time for some gyaruo pictured examples,
For those in the know, all those fine mens hair cuts for gyaruo actually come straight out of an add for a Host club. A lot of the subculture and models for gyaruo and the related onii-kei niche have ties with the mens Host culture. Check out Ryoma, poster boy for Buffalo Bobs…
He works in a Host club and was featured in that documentary The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief. Although he may not be #1 Host (that I am aware of) his looks have nabbed him appearing in most if not all Gyaruo / onii-kei magazines.
What do all these mens hair cuts have in common? Long sides and a mullet. Although short mens hair cuts do exist for gyaruo by far and large these are a minority.
If you want to join the gyaruo group then you wont get far without at least one super slim suit. These suits are slim. Most europeans would find exceedingly difficult to fit in anything more than the largest size. Which most likely corresponds to a size 46, max. Which is still a very small suit. Also the jackets are cut more like a sports jacket, you will notice that the sleeves tend to finish further than the jacket itself. Which actually tends to look a little bit neater, as traditional suits that are cut way to long make the thing look more overgrown than it should be.
Although the suits in the picture are shiny, the majority are not. However without a doubt most of suits are made using polyester blends. No WOOL here! Which is probably a good thing since these are party work suits and nothing is easy to clean than polyester.
Incoming search terms:
- gyaru o
- host hair
- gyaru hair cut
- gyaruo hair
- gyaru oh
- mens egg