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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Yamanba/Manba Ganguro Style

Ganguro means Black Face.Ganguro is an alternative fashion trend of blonde or orange hair and tanned skin among young Japanese women that peaked in popularity around the year 2000. The Shibuya and Ikebukuro districts of Tokyo were the centers of ganguro fashion.

Yamanba and Manba

Yamanba (ヤマンバ?) and manba (マンバ?) are terms often used to describe extreme practitioners of ganguro fashion. Old school Yamanba and Manba (particularly known as 2004 Manba) featured dark tans and white lipstick, pastel eye make-up, tiny metallic or glittery adhesives below the eyes, brightly-coloured circle lenses, plastic dayglo-coloured clothing, and incongruous accessories, such as Hawaiian leis (often the Alba Rosa brand[citation needed]). Stickers on the face died out shortly after 2004 and, for a while, Manba died. Yamanba is now more extreme, and hair is often multicoloured and usually synthetic. 2008's Manba has seen a darker tan, and no facial decoration (stickers). Hair is usually neon/bright colours, with pink being a favourite. Wool ("dreadlocks"), extensions and clips are worn to make hair appear longer. Clothing remains the same, although leis are worn less frequently now.
My Opinion:
To me it's kinda creepy when the have a super deep tan.
But when it's done just right I really like it.

Yamanba make up tutorials

I don't do this but it's pretty interesting. Yamanba/Manba Ganguro style.
  Yamanba Boys
  Got the pics randomly.On Google.

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