Inverted Strawberry

Geisha hairstyle help?

Hello, I have a bit of a problem. For Halloween, I'm going to be a geisha, or a geiko. I have already bought the patterns, and on the way home, it hit me. I have short, strawberry blond hair, and I have NO idea what to do with it. It's an inverted bob, the longest parts (which are in the front) are about a centimeter from my shoulders. The back of my hair, however, is barely half of my neck in length. I would wear a wig, but my scalp is very sensitive and most of the wigs available where I live are the cheapy kind which irritate my skin. I can probaly get hair clips off of eBay, but I need suggestions on how to make it half-way geisha looking. Thanks to anyone who can help!

Well, since you want to be a geiko and not a maiko, the most authentic look will involve wearing a wig. You might be able to use a wig cap under the wig to help prevent irritation. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, real Japanese katsura come up on eBay every now and again but they're usually very expensive. You would also have to restyle it if you wanted the actual geiko look, since most of the wigs that are sold are actually wedding wigs. Whatever wig you buy, if you want the actual geiko style, there might be instructions for it somewhere on Immortal Geisha (and if not you could join and ask). Every so often some geiko do choose to style their own hair for special events, so you could probably also get away with that if you really wanted to avoid wearing a wig, but you'll probably want to dye your hair black. I bet you can find some temporary dyes around Halloween, but you might want to talk to your stylist for help choosing something that won't damage your hair. And of course you could add extensions to help with the length issue. Real maiko and geiko styles usually involve extensions or hair pieces anyway.

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