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Beauty Pop, Vol. 1 (Beauty Pop #1)

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In Kiri's school there are 3 boys who carry out transformations on random pretty girls; Narumi Shougo, the hairstylist, Minami Kei, the nail artist and Ochiai Kazuhiko who balances the overall look. They are adored by the girls because they are so good at making them beautiful. However, Kiri is also a master hairstylist who is willing to 'add some magic' for those who need...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published February 26th 2004)
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Lady Danielle


What a cute manga! I devoured this in just a few hours today on my way to college; I was giggling on the bus like a middle-schooler.

Meet Kiri-chan, an undercover hair beautician. She doesn't make a big deal about her "magic" hands, she merely helps girls who feel "ugly" within an hour. She's a very chill main character -- always tired, but always kind... unless you're one of the three boys at school in the Scissors Project. These boys handpick beautiful girls with shoulder-length hair for a mak...more
Bani M
I loved this series from start to finish. The heroine is confident and clever, the side characters are charming and largely realized. What I found most impressive about Beauty Pop is how it takes a subject I have ZERO interest in (the adventures and competitions in the beautician field) and makes it unexpectedly interesting. Full of fun and good humor. The lack of romance is startling though and pretty unfortunate toward the end when the characters have been developed so well and have marked che...more
Megan Sanchez
This is probably the strangest concept for a manga I've ever read. Kiri is a talented hairdresser who tries to keep her skills a secret, especially from the Scissors Project, a group of young men who do showy makeovers on girls at their high school. But her fabulous styling is quickly noticed and the Scissors Project vows to challenge her. So weird, but surprisingly cute. Kiri is a fun heroine with a great sense of sarcastic humor and the cliffhanger ending makes me really interested in picking...more
Raven James
I have to say this is the best comic I have read so far. This serie is about beauty making incomplete ugly into butterflies. Once he fixes you,he makes the person you like fall in love with you, but someone else is doing beauty projects too and everyone in on school wants to know who is this person, I mean she goes to their school. In the end X and the boy have a beauty project hairstyliest competitition, adn in the end someone wins but you have to read volume 2 to know who won!
Hannah
Ehh...not bad, but I'm not into fashion or hair styling so I probably won't read much more of the series. And the notion that girls need to be beautiful and sexy and "aesthetically pleasing" to be accepted by society is just downright BS. It grated on my nerves.
Kimikimi
Man, the message of this series seems to be that you should just do whatever to look good. Probably the most shallow piece of fluff manga I've ever read, and that's really saying something. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit to reading this one.
Jacqueline
Okay, that was just the cutest thing that ever cuted! Kiri is a really likable character, and I enjoy her blasé sense of self. She is someone with a very strong understanding of who she is, and she seems extremely passionate about her talents as a stylist. Though, what makes her more interesting, I think, is her apparent reluctance to pursue the field.



Narumi, the spoiled unlikable, probable main male lead, puts an interesting juxtaposition against Kiri. The dude's a flat out douche-pot, but he'...more
Mary
"Want me to do some magic on you?"

Kiri is a young girl with short hair that has the personality of cardboard. In fact, she is Haruhi from Ouran, except she actually grew on me. Despite her lack of personaliy, I found myself rooting for her because she seemed the ONLY person with a BRAIN and a sense of justice. She stuck up for some girl she didn't know, though we are made to believe that apparently they already knew each other?

I get that this is shoujo, and that since it is also a manga, tons of...more
Kelly
I think this series has potential. It wasn't a fantastic start, but I'll give volume 2 a try. A story like this that really concentrates on outer beauty can walk a thin line. Even though I enjoy hair styling and make-up, it's not everything. To the three main guys in this manga, though, it is everything, and I'm worried that will get really annoying really fast. Kiri will be the lifesaver for this series, and I think she'll pull it off. Even though she's good at what she does, she doesn't do it...more
Maricar (BookOaths)
3.5-3.75 stars .

Review for the whole manga can also be found on BookOaths.

I would’ve probably liked this manga better if I were between the ages of 12-15. Then, I won’t have any high expectations of what a great story should be, a great guy should be and the likes.

Overall, Beauty Pop (BP) is a cute manga. I am pretty sure young people will like and appreciate it more.

Given that I am already 22, I have long since surpassed the liking-the-cute-things stage. I am now looking for a more mature story...more
Jimmy
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Arabella Cavazos
Jun 01, 2012 Arabella Cavazos rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Summary:
Kiri Koshiba uses her magnificent hairstyling talents to help brighten up the lives of girls, but she does so anonymously. On the other hand, Scissors Project, "SP", an egoistic but noteworthy group made up of three boys at school, gives grand makeovers to handpicked girls. Shougo Narumi, the head of the group and a hairstyling genius in his own right, finds himself butting heads with Kiri. To make matters worse, Ochiai, another member of SP, plots to expose Kiri's talents. As much as Ki...more
Zahwa az-Zahra
"Kau mau kuberikan sihir?"

kalimat itulah yang selalu diucapkan Koshiba Kiri setiap kali menawarkan diri untuk menata rambut seseorang. Kiri hanyalah gadis biasa. Penampilannya biasa, memiliki teman-teman yang biasa, dan rambut yang (terlihat) biasa. Bisa dibilang cukup tomboy dan cuek. Tapi, siapa sangka kalau ternyata dia sangat mahir dalam menata rambut dan menjadikan siapapun yang terkena "sihir"nya menjadi tampak cantik. *tau lah yaa bagi sebagian wanita, mahkota mereka ada pada rambut..

adal...more
Krista Brown
The first book to an awesome series, at least in my opinion being a manga fan and going to school to become a cosmetologist myself.
WARNING: SPOILERS
The manga focuses on the life of a naturally gifted hairstylist named Kiri Koshiba, and her problems with the "Scissors Project," a group of boys determined to become the best makeover team in Japan. Kiri Koshiba uses her hairstyling talents to help brighten up the lives of girls, but she does so anonymously. Unlike the Scissors Project who gives g...more
Hannah
Series Review: Beauty Pop is exactly like its name very cute and funny. It has a unique premise of makeovers and the plot can be unexpectedly dramatic at times. The characters are what had me hooked as I loved them all too much to get bored. I feel the ending was rushed but over all it fit the story well. I recommend this manga to those who like very light and cutie stories.
Juliam
Aug 14, 2013 Juliam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teenage+
Recommended to Juliam by: a friend
I read the entire series, and I loved it. This was my first manga series, and I was a little on the fence about reading it. But, I had been on a good-book drought, and had turned to a friend to recommend books to me that she liked. Specifically, manga. I was interested in trying it, and she was more than happy to point out her favorites. I wasn't going to read it at first, but reluctantly decided to pick it up. After reading the first couple of pages, I was completely glued. These kinds of thing...more
Anne Farron
Okay, so I'm what people consider 'emo' 'goth' etc. but this manga is my favourite to date! I've read it so many times over and over its unbelievable! I love it so much even though I really couldn't give a damn about hairdressing in real life!
Savvy
This was a good read. The only thing that bothered me for most of the series was Naru yelling all the time, but he gets better and the series ends pretty well. I still miss it though. *sniff*
Katrina Knittle
This is for the whole series. This was such a cute book. The drawings were very good and the writing was just as good. I love how nice Kiri is to help people who need help. A great series.
Jessica Kwan
Since this is a manga series I've read many times before, i already know what happens. But so far in the first book, Ochai realizes who 'X's real identity is and sets her up in a haircut battle against the leader of Scissors Project, Naru Naru. Just by having helped two people who Naru Naru refused to make beautiful, Naru Naru challenged who he thought was a boy to compete with their haircutting skills. Though Ochai-Sempai knows the true identity and buttons to push to activate Kiri's magical s...more
deela n'Erth
jalan ceritanya yang berpusat ke persalonan keren...
walo nggak begitu ada romancenya, tapi endingnya (view spoiler) hahaha :v
Willow P
It's an okay book, got lost a lot but, you have to re think everything, well I did. But it was a good book.
Mely
The brusque, self-confident heroine is a nice change from the shoujo standard, though I have significant qualms about a series based around a competition between our heroine and a group of aspiring beauticians.

The rating would be slightly higher, except the Viz translation describes the ugly hair of one girl as "nappy," which ... no. That phrase is never used to describe anything but the hair of black women. Frizzy would have been fine, tangled fine, nappy ... makes me want to tear the book in...more
Livy
As much as I hate to admit it.This was a pretty good series. It was first recommended tome by one of my guy friends, which I thought was quite odd especially after he told me what it was about. After he told me what it was about I felt even more disinclined to read it, but I ended up reading it none-the-less.
The book won over my inner-girl feelings, and I ended up reading the whole series online. I liked the characters, even if they were cookie cutter characters,I liked the story-line even if i...more
Akemichi
A good and funny story. Though the triangle love ended as I expected. Kiri is a really calm girl can lead the story well. Although the romance were only a few. The scene are dramatiza and sometimes in one panel there are so much character talking that makes the reader confused. The ending is kinda rushing and too short to tell the overall story.
The best thing from this story is it telling about beauty and the struggle to reach their dream.
Ayu Puspita Sari
This rating and review are for all completed volumes.

Dapat 4 bintang hanya karena satu alasan: KIRI!!

OMG I really love that indifferent girl! lol. Entah kenapa ekspresi dan tingkah laku Kiri selalu mengingatkan saya pada Ryoma Echizen dari Prince of Tennis: keduanya adalah seorang indifferent genius--atau semua jenius itu pasti indifference?

Untuk cerita.... 3 bintang. Typically shoujo manga dengan plot ringan dan tanpa twist. Cocok buat bacaan santai. (but I still prefer a story with complicated...more
Dimey_boo
The graph novel tellas about a gifted hairstylest named Kiri Koshiba. Eventhough she is blessed wit a beautiful talent she refuses to use her talent to pursue fame and fortune. Throughtout the book Kiri starts out as a 17 year old teenager who is careless of others and a little self center because she does not talk to anyone but the readers does not knw is that she actually has two personalities. When she is in school she is extrmely quite and shy but when she is at her familys salon or competin...more
Gigi
Apr 26, 2010 Gigi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a cute shojo manga! :3
Shelves: manga-manwha, owns
When I first read this book I thought that is was totally shallow and stupid. I was COMPLETELY off! I ended up buying all ten of the books and reading them three times! You get really attached to all of the characters and the author is really funny! The plot may sound really shallow, but it is actually not nearly as shallow as you predicted. The story gets more in interesting and hooks you on like a fish on a line. Please, don't stop at the first volume; decided that you hate it after you have r...more
Real Imaginations
Very entertaining to read.... ^____^
Lisa Adamko
This is a manga I come back to again and again, simply because I love the main character so much. It does get fairly repetitive and somewhat formulaic at times, and the art leaves a bit to be desired, but it is an easy and enjoyable read.
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あらい きよこ in Japanese.
Pen name of Kiyoko Haru.
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