Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hirano Aya: Back to Black

Many Japanese Hirano Aya fans have long expressed a wistful desire to see her with black hair again.

Since 2007, she has been dying her hair one shade or another, and they yearn for the old Aya of 2006 and before.

Of course, the Aya of those days was different in lots of other ways: that was when she was just becoming famous, and before she had had any of her melt-downs. And she was only 18, not 22 as she is now.

In any case, Aya recently promised to grant their wish and has carried through -- to an extent.

She says in her blog that the process of removing the color and turning it black took a long time, and the results seemed awfully black, so this may be a bit of a compromise. But it is certainly blacker than it has been in a long while.

The photo (under a fairly strong overhead light) was taken Monday evening, and posted in her blog Tuesday.

In recent days, Aya and  Sasaki Nozomi have eaten together again. In her blog, Nozomi expressed a cheeky pride that she had gotten together with Aya again.

Here are a few small images of Aya from before 2007:


Anonymous said...

Ganbatte, Aya! Get some muscles. Grow a little more.
I wish you well!