Is BLACKPINK Member Lisa’s ‘Hime cut’ The Next Big Hairstyle Trend?

Is BLACKPINK Member Lisa’s ‘Hime cut’ The Next Big Hairstyle Trend?

What is the history behind this style of Lisa?

If you’ve been paying attention to Instagram lately, you may have noticed an unusual hairstyle trend hitting your feeds – no, not mullets. We’re talking about the hime haircut – where long, straight tresses are juxtaposed with blunt chunks of hair that frame the face (fringe optional).

Also known as the “jaw-drop haircut”, the hairstyle has recently been popularized by K-pop idols like Lisa (who sported the look in Blackpink’s How You Like That controversial music video) and Twice Momo (who debuted her cut with a set of full fringe and layers), to name a few.

Though it’s one of the more out-there hair trends we’ve seen, its appeal is clear – the face-framing ledge of hair works to slim the jawline and the face while adding an element of versatility to everyday styling.

The heritage of the cut probably has something to do with its allure too. Meaning “princess” in Japanese, the hime cut is named after the noblewomen who are widely thought to have popularized the style during Japan’s Heian period (AD794-1185).

The cut as we know it is thought to be a hybrid of two hairstyles from the era. The first, amasogi, is described to be shoulder-length hair; think of it as an ancient lob, or long bob. Secondly, some noblewomen would grow their hair out for their entire lives, only cutting the sections around their ears during a coming-of-age ceremony (when a lady turned 20) called binsogi. The two practices together resulted in the hime cut.

Above is a portrait of a Japanese Heian era woman with a hime cut.

The hime cut’s appearance in pop culture doesn’t begin and end with K-pop, though. The cut was actually initially popularised in Japan back in the 70s, when Japanese idol, singer and actress Megumi Asaoka took the princess cut as her trademark.

In fact, the hime cut even made its way across the pond for a hot moment in the 70s – just check out the inimitable Cher wearing a pretty faithful adaptation of the look!

And if you’re an avid anime fan, chances are that you’ve probably spotted the cut on some of your favorite leading ladies. Take Yumeko Jabami from Kakegurui or Boa Hancock from One Piece, for instance.

Many subcultures have adopted the style too, including gothic lolita, which first gained popularity in Harajuku, Shibuya in Tokyo.

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9 Times BLACKPINK’s Lisa Took Our Breaths Away With Her Most Gorgeous And Memorable Outfits This Year

BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is celebrating her 24th birthday on March 27. Besides being a renowned singer, rapper, and dancer, she’s also a model who looks good in every style. To celebrate her special day, here are some of her best outfits from 2021!

Check them out below!

1. In a boss setup

She gave us confident boss vibes in her “The Movie” release! Her grey blazer, high ponytail, and red lip were a lethal combination.

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2. In her solo stage

She was a total stunner in a jazz-like ensemble for her solo stage in THE SHOW.

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3. In a truthful statement

One of her most casual but memorable outfits was her “I love to make boys cry” shirt. It’s not the first time she wore such a shirt, donning clothing with statements like “Humble, with a hint of queen” and “Bada** feminist” in the past.

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4. In a sweet and sour style

Another praise-worthy outfit that Lisa wore during their online concert, THE SHOW, was her attire during the “Sour Candy” stage. She was pretty and sexy in a pink and black bedazzled top.

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5. In her “Lover” stage

One of her best recent dance performances was her Youth With You 3 mentor stage. She proved exactly why she deserves to be a teacher of 118 trainees with her straight dance lines, charismatic expressions, and spot-on interpretation of the music.

Her outfit was also very eye-catching as she wore a Celine white corset and top.

6. In sparkles

A monochrome filter isn’t enough to dull her sparkle! Lisa donned a glitter-filled top in one of her Instagram posts—and we couldn’t look away!

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7. In a classic tie

There’s just something about Lisa in a simple long-sleeved blouse and tie that makes her look like the ultimate campus crush.

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She owns this look!

8. In blue-green

She looked positively otherworldly in an off-shoulder green top and blue denim shorts. Along with her blue background, it was the perfect photo.

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9. In her birthday post

Finally, Lisa posted a heartwarming message of gratitude on Instagram the day of her birthday. She accompanied it with a photo of her in a fur coat and white crop top.

I’m finally turning 24 today!??
Unfortunately, I couldn’t be with my family this year. But I’m so lucky that I can still celebrate this together with you guys, Blinks?
Thank you for making my birthday so special every year ?
Thanks for all the wishes

— Lisa

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Gorgeous and kind? That’s Lisa!