Why is everyone on TikTok cutting their hair to look like Princess Peach?

The "Hime" cut explained

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 13 2022

At this point TikTok has become a veritable trend-churning vending machine.

Give up a few hours of your time and you’ll learn about all manner of beauty-related topics. 

De-frizz your hair with the dental floss hack, be smarter with your coin and use Vaseline as eye cream, or perfect your nail artist skills with the jelly stamper French manicure hack

The latest beauty trend to capture the hearts of the TikTok masses? The ‘Hime’ haircut.

Pronounced he-may, the haircut originates in Japan and has roots in the country’s ancient history, however, it’s become popular with a contemporary audience thanks to the likes of Japanese idols. 

Distinguished by a set of sharply cut layers that frame the face, you’d be mistaken if you think this hairstyle isn’t versatile. 

The beauty about the Hime cut is that it’s relatively simplistic as far as haircuts go, so a lot of TikTok creators have been taking to the platform to document their DIY approach to tackling the trend. 

Like the idea of a more layered approach to your next haircut? Everyone is talking about the ‘octopus haircut’.

Main image credit: @chutprincess

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).