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How Beauty Trends Have Changed in Japan Over the Past 100 Years

Japan Beauty

Screenshot from Watchcut Video YouTube profile.

Watchcut has added Japan to its ongoing video series “100 Years of Beauty,” providing a fascinating look at how beauty trends for women have changed in Japan over the last century.

The series uses a time lapse to track changes in makeup and hairstyles for women across a number of cultures over the past 100 years. Besides Japan, countries covered by the series include Iran, Korea and the Philippines, among many others.

Junko & Marina Taylor provided the research for the video, and many of their notes are documented on Pinterest.

They've also provided a video explaining the “research behind the looks”:

The full 100 Years of Beauty series can be explored here.

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