Standards of Beauty

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Therefore, it will always vary from person to person, culture to culture. What’s beautiful for me may not be your cup of tea. We all know this as fact. But having a visual comparison on what beauty is for each person, or better, for each culture, can be very enlightening.

Let me share this video I initially found on Yahoo! Philippines.

Personally, I was surprised that it’s only the Philippines that has provided a big change in hairstyle. The caption in the video went on to say that in our country, “hair is often straightened and rebonded as far from the natural curl as possible”. I don’t think we’re the only nation that does this and we don’t always have curly hair. I for one have straight hair and I like my hair digitally permed. I think that what is “often” hair-wise is that we want what we don’t have. I think this is the case with almost every women. Don’t you think?

Whether the above video is true or not, it makes for a great discussion. Is physical beauty important and to what extent?

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What do you think of this video? Share your thoughts! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Standards of Beauty

  1. beyondbeautyblogger says:

    I think beauty is about doing what works for you. Beauty is a lot of different things to a lot of different people. That’s not to say that society doesn’t influence these decisions, because it does. However, that doesn’t mean someone can’t go against the grain or still have their own preferences, just that those preferences don’t happen in a vaccum.


    • kcreol says:

      True. And it’s sometimes difficult to determine where one’s preferences have been influenced by society and by which society. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂


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