Interview with Athlete Beauty Advisor Masumi Hanada
Former badminton player Masumi Hanada, who is currently active under the title of “Athlete Beauty Advisor,” spoke about “female athletes and beauty” in an interview with “THE ANSWER.” The second part of the first and second parts is about “excessive hair regulation of girls’ club activities.” Mr. Hanada from a strong school who has experience of winning the national championship in high school. She had a complex in her youth when she was forced to “crew cut” as soon as she entered the school and spent her childhood with a pimple face.
Many female members are working hard to play because hair restrictions are set in club activities centered on healthy schools. Where are the advantages and disadvantages? Why doesn’t that trend change? Along with Mr. Hanada’s thoughts that he experienced, from the perspective of an “athlete beauty advisor,” she asked her advice for the active generation as “a trick to make junior and senior high school students who are not allowed to spend money and make-up prohibited.”
The hair rules in Japanese club activities are not only for boys but also for girls. It is not uncommon to see a team playing with short hair like a boy watching live broadcasts of national competitions such as volleyball, athletics, and basketball.
The number of high schools for boys who advocate “de-shaved” in the baseball club is increasing. This trend has become a hot topic in the media in recent years, but surprisingly few girls do so. Hanada, who works as an “athlete beauty advisor,” is one of the people who realizes that “I feel that there is little change in girls’ club activities.”
“Especially, I feel that volleyball players still have (hair restrictions) left, and former volleyball players used to say,’I was scared of the director. Of course, make-up is absolutely useless when I was active.’ I don’t think it’s preferable, but I have the impression that no one speaks out to it. “
As introduced in her first part, Mr. Hanada’s starting point for supporting “female athletes and beauty” is her experience during her adolescence.
She worked hard on badminton and went on to a healthy school in Toyama, where she has won the national tournament in high school. The club was “forced cut.” Although she knew before enrollment, Hanada-san, who said she “looked sweet” while her synchronization was taken for granted, joined the club with “bearable” short hair.
However, she was told that she had two calls to her captain. “Don’t be prepared.” “Cut your hair.” It’s humiliating for the 15-year-old who loves fashion and spent elementary and junior high school. She went to the “favorite” hairdresser in the badminton club and cut her hair. She cried when she saw herself in the mirror.
In general, there are two merits listed in “hair regulation” in girls’ club activities.
One of the things that can be avoided is that the bangs get caught in the eyes and obstruct the view. Then, as Mr. Hanada cut her hair and decided to “throw away the woman and aim for the best in Japan” and “dedicate high school life to badminton,” she decided to break up with “femininity” and enter the competition. Another thing I can concentrate on.
However, in the case of Mr. Hanada, there was no explanation of “why she needs to cut her hair.” “I didn’t even know there was room for doubting the rules. It’s normal for teachers and captains to say. I think it’s better to doubt that it’s now commonplace,” she recalls.
By no means, regulating hair is not considered “evil.” However, what was worrisome was that the child had no choice. “It’s difficult every time I’m asked about this good or bad,” she says, choosing words.
“I don’t have to be forced. If I weren’t forced, I wouldn’t have done it. It’s also true that I changed my mind that there was no way out anymore. Not. As with anything, I don’t like coercion. “