Gaijin Gyaru Guide

My gaijin gyaru guide, crafted specifically for beginners and those who want to start getting into this Japanese fashion! This will include tutorials, advice, and inspirational posts.

How to do Gyaru Makeup Without Circle Lenses

How to do Gyaru Makeup Without Circle Lenses

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Circle lenses are quite important in gyaru makeup… But what if you can’t wear them? Does that make you any less gyaru? Well, that’s how I used to feel in any case! Yet, over the years I’ve learned how to adapt my makeup to compensate for the lack of circle ...

My Fave Non-Gyaru Brands (That Look Totally Gal) + Offbrand Gyaru Tips!

My Fave Non-Gyaru Brands (That Look Totally Gal) + Offbrand Gyaru Tips!

I am a huge advocate for wearing offbrand items, especially over the past couple of years when my favourite gyaru brands like DaTuRa closed down or completely changed their look (MA*RS, I’m looking at you…). Here are some of my favourite non-gyaru brands that can totally pass as gyaru, as ...

Cute Himekaji Makeup Tutorial

Cute Himekaji Makeup Tutorial

One of the most - if not the most - important things about gyaru is the makeup. It’s the one thing that hasn’t changed and is what separates you from a trendy girl to a trendy gyaru! The makeup style has gotten softer over the years but I absolutely love ...

How to do Gyaru with Short Hair

How to do Gyaru with Short Hair

There aren’t many images floating around of gyaru with short hair (especially in comparison to longer hair)… but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible! Below I have shared a few of my favourites that range from cute curled styles that are perfect for sweeter looks like himekaji to edgier styles ...

How to do Gyaru in Winter: Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

How to do Gyaru in Winter: Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to do gyaru in winter… It really is more of a summery style, and the community dwindles in the winter months (especially in the UK when it’s too miserable to venture outside). But doing gyaru in the winter is ...

4 Super Easy No-Heat Hair Tutorials (That Anyone Can Do!)

4 Super Easy No-Heat Hair Tutorials (That Anyone Can Do!)

Many years ago I used to curl my hair with curling tongs, only for them to drop a couple of hours later. It took longer for me to curl them than for them to actually stay, so I have long since given up on doing them. I much prefer doing ...

Everything You Need to Know About False Lashes

Everything You Need to Know About False Lashes

I really struggled with false lashes when I started gyaru; I remember standing in the bathroom, leaning extremely close to the mirror and struggling to put on some lashes that I got from Poundland. It took me nearly half an hour to do it as they kept falling off, and ...

How + Where to Buy Gyaru Brand Clothes

How + Where to Buy Gyaru Brand Clothes

"Lizzie, where do you buy your gyaru brand clothes from?" "What shops do you buy from?" "Where did you get your MA*RS dress from?" Are the most frequently asked questions popping up on my instagram as well as my facebook page, so today I've put all of my favourite shops ...

Gyaru: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Gyaru: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When I first started gyaru I had so many questions... So much so that I worried that I was the most annoying person ever! But the gaijin gyaru (non-Japanese gyaru) community is always more than happy to help, and over time I slowly compiled all of the frequently asked questions ...

Gyaru for Beginners: How to Get Started (+ Free Checklist)

Gyaru for Beginners: How to Get Started (+ Free Checklist)

I can't really remember how I started gyaru, but I made so many mistakes at the beginning! This helped me to grow my gyaru style and even though I think "wow I was such a mess", I actually treasure those moments because of the amount of love and support I ...