The 16th episode of Cut Video's fascinating 100 Years of Beauty series brings us the stunning evolution of makeup and hair trends in Japan over the last century. Watch model Mei take you through each distinct look, from the the painted face and Edwardian pompadour of the 1910s, to the liberating perm wave of the 1930s, to the sultry blunt bangs of the 1970s—and so on.
Then check out the behind-the-scenes video to learn about the fascinating historical events that inspired these trends. Because that's probably the best part.
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