影/印尼瘋直髮20年讓捲髮女超苦 她成立另類沙龍幫女孩找回自信 | Indonesian hairdresser provides ‘safety zone’ for curly-haired girls

印尼向來以直髮為審美主流,導致不少天生捲髮的年輕女孩自信心深受打擊。為了扭轉這樣的現象,理髮師葛蕾西亞(Gracia Indriani)成立捲髮女孩的「舒適圈」,在這裡,捲髮受到讚美,女孩們也可以在這裡找到自信。

Straight hair has long been deemed as more beautiful in Indonesian society, causing many curly-haired girls to suffer from low self-esteem.

Hairdresser Gracia Indriani wants to change this misconception with her salon “Kriwil salon” by providing girls with curly hair a “safety zone” where their natural beauty is praised and appreciated.

隨著台灣、韓國電視劇在90年代的崛起,片中對於長直髪、白皙皮膚和纖細身材的追求逐漸成為印尼主流審美觀的標準。這樣的觀念深深影響印尼,不少印尼女孩都曾因擁有捲髮而受到歧視或嘲笑。

As Taiwanese and Korean dramas became popular during the 90s in Indonesia, the pursuit of straight hair, white skin, and skinny bodies have become the mainstream beauty standard in the nation.

As a result, many girls with curly hair have become the target of discrimination.

理髮師葛蕾西亞(Gracia Indriani)也分享自己的切身經驗。他說,為了符合流行,他會不斷的用離子夾把自己的頭法燙直、弄順,一天甚至會燙個兩三次。直到後來,他發現自己開始大量掉髮、髮質嚴重受損,他便開始反思自己對直髮的「成癮」問題,才終於決定擁抱自己與生俱來的捲髮特質。

Gracia shared her personal experience, saying that in order to fit into society, she would straighten and smoothen her hair, sometimes even three times a day.

As her hair began falling out everywhere due to the damage caused over the years, she started reflecting on her addiction and obsession for straight hair. It wasn’t until then that she realized how important it is to embrace herself for the way she was born.

葛蕾西亞在2018年成立自己的髮廊「Kriwil salon」,目的是要給捲髮的女性一個「舒適自在的空間」,並挑戰印尼長年以直髮為主的審美標準,讓大家看到更多元的美,並幫助捲髮女孩建立自信。

In 2018, Gracia opened “Kriwil salon” in an attempt to provide a safe space for people with curly hair, offering them a sense of security and empathy as well as combating the mainstream beauty standard which favors straight hair.

“Kriwil salon” hopes to make people accept a more diverse concept of beauty through helping girls with curly hair raise their self-confidence.

葛蕾西亞表示:「我們會告訴顧客他們的頭髮很美,並教他們如何保養捲髮。我看到許多顧客來了之後都由衷的感到快樂,這就是最激勵我的動力」。

“So far I’m very happy to see that my customers are all happy. That is my biggest inspiration”, Gracia said.