Air that messes with your appearance
I don't even bother putting makeup on anymore; school air's just gonna strip it right off.
|Boyfriend air||Proximity to your boyfriend|
|Beat||To apply makeup|
|High maintenance||Requiring a lot of attention|
|Glam shaming||Criticizing a person for being too glamorous|
|GRWM||Get ready with me|
|Hit with the ugly stick||Ugly|
TikTokers discussing school air likely think the air in their school is making them look ugly. The "school air trend" took off in late 2022, after TikToker @kumahto posted a video of how she looked outside and inside her school. (Her hair looked a touch messier inside.) The video was captioned "school air rly be doing smth."
Since then, other teen TikTokers have posted a bevy of videos claiming school air is a makeup remover, zit inducer, and/or hair frizzer. (No scientific studies have yet verified these findings.) Relatedly, many female TikTokers began discussing the concept of boyfriend air - in which having their boyfriend around apparently causes them to look or feel ugly.