Troubled about taking a chance with the latest hairstyle,
and wondering whether it will suit you?
Hairstyles in the fashion world are divided into
factions, from which so-called trends emerge. The
factions are "Euro-American" and "Japanese."
The Euro-American faction designers are trained
in renowned hairstyle schools in Europe and America.
Known for strict teachings, aesthetics and tradition,
these schools take an artistic approach with emphasis
on cutting techniques, hair-styling product application,
and the overall appearance, which exhibits slick,
simple, natural and bold qualities. Many European
and American brands have taken charge into the Taiwanese
market: Sassoon, L'Oreal, TIGI, and Mod's Hair with
its intense image-building campaign.
The Japanese faction in Taiwan focuses on hairstyle
products and has a loyal following of Japanese-style
salon designers. The hairstyles imitate those of
Japanese celebrities such as Takuya Kimura. The
Japanese cutting method is known for creating light,
floating hair. The hairstyles often result in two
extremes, adorable or overly mature. They also tend
to perm hair to achieve stylistic changes.
Another indication of hairstyle trend is fashion-show
models' hairstyles. However, how do we choose when
they are sporting fake bangs at one show, and straight
ponytails at another? Asian features make it difficult
to whip up different looks for your hair. My recommendation:
Choose whichever style suits you.
Hairstyle trends take turns whether they are from
renowned salon shows or by great designers. What
matters is to choose a hairstyle that suits you
and your hair type; a healthy-looking hairstyle
is important for showing off a confident self!