Neko mimi hair (or cat ear hair) has been a popular trend in Japan this summer among gyaru. It’s often the hairstyle for models in magazines.
It’s a super easy hair style that can be worn by anyone, whether you have short or long, straight or curly hair =). It’s also easily customizable to suit your own style, you can make the ears large (like Lena Fuji in the first picture above from Vivi) or small.
First, grab a vertical section of hair above your ears, the size or the “cat ears” will be determined by how much hair you grab. Then slightly tease the back of the section and twist the hair towards the center of your head (shown by arrow).
Next, use a bobby pin and pin from the back of the twist up towards your forehead. Use a second bobby pin to form a cross with the first bobby pin to secure your hair (shown by arrows).
Lastly, repeat the above steps on the other side of your head and you have your cute neko mimi hair!
Remember to use hair spray so they don’t droop throughout the day like in my last outfit of the day post!