Monday, February 1, 2010

Mariko Does Hime Hair

I love the princess aesthetic. I've never done Hime style before, and as I sat watching Heroes, but otherwise bored, I thought it would be fun to try a Hime hairstyle. I love Hime Lolita and Hime Gyaru, and I was inspired. I don't have a tutorial for this, because I just used a Bumpit (I know, it's cheating, lol), but Violet Le Beaux has some great hime hair tutorials.

All in all, I think it turned out well, even though I don't have bangs, which is the traditional hime style. I can't wear them, my hair is so curly, that if I gave myself bangs, I would end up with those poofy mall bangs that were popular in the 80s. Yuck.

So without further ado, here is how it turned out:


This was a good opportunity for me to try out my new Bodyline headband. It's pretty cute, but when I got it, some of the little pearl beads had fallen off. It's an easy fix, but still annoying. 

Here's a closeup. (You can see the Little Mermaid sticker on my camera, lol.)

One more shot with the headband, I like this pic. 

Since it's Hime style, I had to try a couple of shots with my tiara. I never get to wear the thing, and it is perfect with Hime style.

A closeup shot with the tiara.

Headband: Bodyline
Tiara: bought at a Renaissance Fair

All in all, I think it turned out great. I would recommend the Bumpit if you don't want to spend all that time teasing your hair. Teasing it is rough on your hair too, so I like using the Bumpit. They have different sizes, I'm modeling the biggest one, so if you want to do hime hair without such a large poof, you could try using one of the smaller ones. 

This style works with or without bangs, and it's good for curly or straight hair. I have super curly hair (it's still not at it's maximum curl in the pics, because it's slightly damp) and so my hairstyle options are more limited than straight haired girl's options.

I am thinking of doing some hairstyle modeling and tutorials for curly hair, would anyone be interested in that?



  1. It looks so cute with the headband, and SO PRETTY with the tiara. You should totally do a hime loli outfit!

  2. Thank you! I might do that, I like hime loli a lot. I also want to experiment with some hime gyaru fashion.