Monday, February 20, 2017

100 Years in one Minute: Hair and Makeup Trends in Taiwan

By Asia Pop Culture

We came across this cool video depicts the hairstyles and makeup of women in Taiwan over the past century packed into a little more than one minute.

I think the video seems to have too much modern influence and did not reflect the full makeup and hair style in the 60's, 70's and 80s as seen in the pictures below from the top stars like Bai Jia Li (白嘉莉)and Louise Tsuei (崔苔菁) in the same era.

Taiwan's record industry used to dominate Southeast Asia before China's entertainment industry took off in the past 10 years or so.  Many Mandopop songs from Taiwan were popular in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

There is no shortage of talent in Taiwan; however, it has become very difficult for Taiwan to compete with China in TV, record and movies due to limited resource and home market.  Many of Taiwan's home grown super stars have shifted focus to the massive fan base and market in Mainland China.  It will be interesting to see how Taiwan's entertainment industry can adapt and evolve in the brave new world.

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Bai Jia Li, active in Taiwan entertainment industry in the 60's

Louise Tsuei, Taiwan's top Mandopop singer in the 70s and 80s