Here is the video juxtaposed with the first one with the white model. You can see how the trends of each decade compare and contrast with one another between the two cultures.
Of course, beauty trends don't just happen in America. The next country focused on is Iran. It's obviously a lot different than trends in the US, because the culture is so different, and that's exactly what Cut wanted to show.
Much of the beauty trends in this part of the world were influenced by the politics of that time. In the 1930's the wearing of the hijab was outlawed--in order to keep up with Western culture--so women wore hats, because they were not used to having their hair exposed. But in 1980, during the Iranian Revolution, the conservative style went back, and women started wearing veils again. Another important event was the Green Movement of the late 2000s, which paved the way for more colorful styles of hijab--which you can clearly see in the video below:
The most recent addition to this series is Korea, another country whose beauty trends were influenced by social and political issues of the time period. In the video, the divide between North and South Korea is shown at the 1950s mark. The obvious difference between the two in terms of the trends is that in North Korea, they are more reserved, and the political regime is obviously heavily reflected in women's fashion; in South Korea, on the other hand, the trends are more colorful and playful, and they reflect Western beauty standards as well. See for yourself down below:
There are four videos in the series so far, and from what I've heard, they're planning to make around 5 more. I really like this idea because it shows not only how trends change from time to time, but also the influences of that change, as well as the diversity and similarity of trends in the different countries. I can't wait to see the rest of them!