Thanks to TikTok, a haircut from the past has come back into fashion. After the “wolf hairstyle”, bloggers began to demonstrate hime. First, the Japanese influencers tried it on, then the Koreans, and then the stylists who made it for models for the fall-winter 2021 shows began to demonstrate the haircut.
An unusual image and style, as if girls who escaped from anime, promises to become the main trend this summer. But are we ready for such bold experiments?
What is Hime haircut
Hime haircut comes from Japan. Initially, it was made for princesses. The tradition continued from 794 to 1185.
Hime is characterized by strands cut off from the face along the line of the ears to the chin in the manner of a blunt bob, the rest of the hair remained long. They did a haircut for the most august persons on the age of majority, the ritual was called binsogi. By analogy with this word, the strands of the face began to be called.
A little later, the tradition of cutting off the binsogi began to spread among aristocrats. The ladies did their haircut right after the wedding to emphasize their new social status. Binsogi had a peculiar hidden meaning – they symbolized strictness, modesty, humility, commitment to Japanese tradition.
The cut strands also had practical significance. It was believed that a married girl, with whom men suddenly began to flirt, had to cover her face from embarrassment, thereby showing that she was faithful to her husband. History is silent on whether the ladies actually did this.
The haircut was revived closer to the 60s of the 20th century. It was made by Japanese singers. Having visited the Land of the Rising Sun and having seen enough of local performers, in the 70s Hime tried on Cher. The star looked very original. She wore a haircut with dresses made in the manner of a kimono, only with a remark – above the knees, and over the knee boots.
In Japan, hime has become a sign of anime characters; in films with such a haircut, warrior characters, princesses fighting for justice and their people are often found.
Few people paid attention, but at the beginning of her career, a singer went with Himetried it on and shy . And among the younger generation of stars, the haircut of the Japanese princess was adapted in her own way by the singer Ava Max. She cuts a chin-length section on only one side of her face, and lengthens her hair below her waist.
The most interesting thing is that the performers and their experiments were not associated with hime. This haircut was talked about a few months ago after Prada’s fall-winter 2021 show, where models were groomed with a Japanese princess haircut on the catwalk. The stylists repeated hime after the tiktokers, who almost cut it themselves, seasoning the posts with the appropriate hashtag. In Japan and Korea, queues are already lining up in salons for this haircut, Europe is starting to catch up. Now it’s Russia’s turn.
Who will go for a hime haircut
Stylists say that if you choose the length of the strands, and you can cut them at different levels, the main haircut, add a bang that suits you, then you can adapt hime to any type of face. Moreover, the right shape will help to correct the features and even hide the emerging cheeks.
The only exception to the rule are the owners of long hair. If you want such a haircut, then the strands will have to be constantly straightened, since hime does not look good on a curly structure.
How to wear a hime haircut
You can wear a haircut in different ways, and it is not even necessary to order a long thick bang for it. An elongated bang-curtain and even a short baby bang will do. You can ask the stylist to make asymmetrical strands in the manner of pop singers Ava Max, combine strands with an elongated bob, not necessarily with long hair.
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The haircut can be very interestingly adapted in the hairstyle. For example, make a high or low tail, and then you will get a glamorous, and at the same time futuristic styling.
You can also imitate a short bob. It is enough to collect the bulk of the hair in a bun.
It is very interesting to beat hime with the help of staining. For example, Korean bloggers demonstrate how avant-garde colored strands can add to style. Stylists say that this season’s trendy face coloring is just made for hime. Highlighting the strands with a shade that contrasts with the bulk of the hair, you will create a bold and interesting look. The main thing is to choose a competent style of clothing for him. Smart casual is best.