The wonderful Asian continent has always been a fascinating and inspiring one for the rest of the world. From their traditions and cuisine to the way the people there dress and wear their hair, everything has transcended barriers and became popular in western culture too, in one way or another. This is why, in this article, we will be talking about some popular Asian hairstyles that will make you feel cute and unique, especially if your hair is similar to that of the Asian women, meaning thick and beautiful. Regardless if it’s short, medium-length, or long, you will certainly find a hairstyle that will speak to you and inspire you to make a change. Here we go!
Short Asian Hairstyles
Side-Parted Pixie Cut with Long Bangs
For the first part of our article, we will be covering short Asian hairstyles, for those of you who want to make a change or simply like not having their hair too long. This side-parted pixie cut has those cool and mysterious long bangs that fall graciously over your forehead and eyes, making you look relaxed and put together at the same time.
Cute Straight Bob Cut with Side-Parted Bangs
A super cute version of a bob cut is this straight one with side-parted bangs and that pretty face-framing shape that will make you look youthful and fresh, just like Asians like. You can straighten your locks using a flat iron in case you want that perfect sleek look.
Laidback Bob Cut with Middle-Parted Thin Bangs and Short Nape Area
This version of a bob cut is laidback and cool and has middle-parted thin bags and that super short nape area to create a contrast between the front part of your head and the backside. This hairstyle will look the best if your hair is naturally thick and keeps its shape naturally, without any interventions.
Side-Parted Rounded Out Short Hairstyle with Long Bangs
In case you want to go for a cute short hairstyle, you can definitely consider this rounded out one with side-parted long bangs. It’s a versatile look that can be both elegant and casual and it can also be dressed up as well as dressed down. How you wear it depends strictly on you.
Messy Rounded Out Short Hairstyles with Short Nape and Long Bangs (3 ideas)
These three short hairstyle ideas are all rounded out and super cute in case you want to go for a casual and wearable hairstyle that doesn’t require too much maintenance. The nape area is short to make you comfortable while the bangs are long and add style and charm to the hairstyles. Make your choice according to your preferences and style.
Asian Pixie Cuts with Bangs (6 ideas)
Pixie cuts come in all shapes and sizes, and the above collage proves it. When it comes to Asian pixie cuts, things are even more interesting. You have lots of options including middle-parted cuts, messy ones, side-parted ones, even pixie cuts with baby bangs if you are into them. It really depends on how you want to wear a certain hairstyle. Plus, if you have thick hair, all of them will look even better and won’t require too much styling either.
Sleek Flat Short Hairstyle and Messy Feathered Short Hairstyle (2 ideas)
This is a perfect example of how thin and dull hair looks like as part of a short hairstyle versus how a messy feathered hairstyle can change that. They are both pretty and wearable, but the difference is clearly visible. Depending on what type of hair you have, you can choose one or the other and you will still look good no matter what.
Classic Side-Parted Bob Cut
In case you are more of a classic hairstyle kind of girl, this side-parted sleek bob cut is for you. It’s a basic hairstyle that looks good on anyone and with any hair type. Just use a rounded brush to style it after washing it and you will be good to go!
Sleek Side-Parted Bowl Cut and Feathered Messy Bowl Cut with Bangs (2 ideas)
Yet another example of how short hair can be very different, these two hairstyles are certainly pretty yet so unique in their own way. The first side-parted bowl cut is cute and wearable and doesn’t require too much styling. The second one is a feathered messy bowl cut with long bangs that is a bit edgy and more sophisticated. Make your choice depending on which one you feel represents you the best!
Side-Parted Short Hairstyle and Pixie Cut for Mature Hair (2 ideas)
In case you are a more mature woman looking for an Asian-inspired short hairstyle for your thick hair, these two ideas might inspire you. The first one is a classy one which is side-parted while the second one is a bit more modern and it is, in fact, a pixie cut for mature hair. The choice is definitely yours but we think they both look great!
Short Messy and Slicked-Back Hairstyle
For fans of a messy short hairstyle that can be worn at all times without spending too much time on it, this slicked-back one is perfect. It’s super cool, wearable, low-maintenance, and will definitely make you the star of the party, regardless if you’re actually attending a party or not.
Short Wavy Hairstyles with Braids and Messy Bun (3 ideas)
In case you like wearing short and wavy hairstyles, you should definitely go for some cute braids to change the look quite a bit and make it more romantic. The third idea is a messy half up half down bun that you can do in a few seconds and which is super trendy right now, even if you’re going out or simply working from home.
Boyish Sleek Side-Swept Pixie Cut
In case you are into those boyish short hairstyles that offer you an androgynous look, this sleek side-swept one might be for you. It’s easy to wear, only requires a little bit of hair gel to be kept in place, and will definitely make you look like a million bucks.
Medium/Long Asian Hairstyles
Straight and Wavy Long Hairstyles with Middle-Parted Bangs (2 ideas)
Now for ladies who prefer some long Asian hairstyles to be inspired by, you have two options here. One is a straight middle-parted hairstyle while the second one is a wavy and voluminous middle-parted one. The choice is yours and it really depends on what you want from a hairstyle and where you are planning on wearing it.
Straight Long Hairstyle with Thin Blunt Bangs
Speaking of straight hair, this hairstyle is a sleek one with thin blunt bangs that fall in a mysterious and cool manner over your forehead and eyes. It’s a very modern and sexy look that works well with evening dresses and heels. In case you want to dress it down, you can put it in a ponytail and still have it look amazing.
Straight and Wavy Long Hairstyles with Middle-Parted Long Bangs and Blunt Bangs (2 ideas)
This is another example of a straight versus wavy long hairstyle. The first one is middle-parted and super simple and cute while the second one is wavy and has those thin blunt bangs that make all the difference. Make your choice according to what you’re looking for right now and how you want to express your personality.
Simple Long Ponytail with Blunt Bangs
This simple long ponytail is nothing special but it’s extremely popular in Asia, especially with those long blunt bangs that end above your eyes. It’s nothing much or too sophisticated but it’s certainly a beautiful, comfortable, and versatile look that you can always try.
Long Shag Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs
The famous shag hairstyle is not only coming back in Europe and the United States. Asia loves it too and is now reinterpreting this iconic hairstyle in various ways, like this one above. This long one has blunt bangs and it’s slightly wavy so it can maintain that messy and carefree vibe that made it so popular in the first place.
Long Wavy Hairstyle with Side Cornrows
This super long and wavy hairstyle is now very popular in Asia too even if it originates from the United States. The side cornrows are there to make a statement while the colorful ends of the hair create a nice contrast that will certainly draw a lot of looks. Nevertheless, if you are considering a more colorful look, here are some Bold & Cheeky Hair Colors for a Drastic Change!
Long Straight Half Bun Hairstyle
This long straight hairstyle with a half bun is nothing new but definitely super trendy in Asia too. You can try it even if your hair is shorter as a laidback and comfortable hairstyle that definitely works with any outfit and for any occasion. Pink hair is also not mandatory.
Long Wavy Hairstyle with Middle-Parted Long Bangs, Side-Swept Long Bangs, and Thin Bangs (3 ideas)
These three long wavy hairstyle ideas are all elegant yet wearable even during a more casual day. It doesn’t matter if you choose the middle-parted or side-parted version or if you are more into the thin blunt bangs option. All of them look great on long hair, even if it’s not that thick. You can solve the issue of thin hair by adding some hairspray.
Long Middle-Parted and Side-Parted Sleek Hairstyles (3 ideas)
These three Asian hairstyles are all long and straight but still look incredibly-elegant and cool. Regardless if you prefer a middle-parted or side-parted hairstyle, the idea is the same. Keep your hair as natural as possible, go for natural makeup, and put the focus on your outfit. You will certainly be admired for your styling ideas.
Long Sleek Hairstyle with Chiseled Straight Blunt Bangs
This long and sleek hairstyle looks the best on thick hair because the chiseled straight blunt bangs need to act as a thick framing curtain for your features. This is a very geometrical look that is definitely unique and will make you feel special.
Medium-Length Straight Middle-Parted and Blunt Bangs Hairstyles (3 ideas)
For those of you looking for medium-length hairstyles, these three ideas might come in handy. They are all straight, have those cool blunt bangs, or are middle-parted. It definitely depends on what you prefer but all of them are charming in their own way and will look good no matter what you’re wearing or how much you’re styling them.
Super Messy and Wavy Long Hairstyle with Baby Blunt Bangs
These super messy and wavy hairstyles might not be too Asian because they prefer mostly sleek hairstyles, but you are free to experiment. Plus, those baby blunt bangs are so cool and trendy right now and certainly worth trying at least once in your lifetime.
Medium and Long Middle-Parted Hairstyle with Loose Waves (2 ideas)
These two hairstyles work on both medium-length and long hair and can certainly look elegant and casual at the same time. Both are middle-parted and slightly wavy and have that laidback vibe about them that will draw you in instantly.
Super Long Straight Hairstyle for Mature Hair
If you are a silver fox who still wants to keep her long locks intact, this straight and classic hairstyle is definitely worth considering. It’s simple, low-maintenance, and creates that otherworldly appearance that you might be looking for when you are over a certain age. Simple yet chic!
Curly Messy Long Hairstyle
Curly hair is not that common in Asia but every now and then, someone comes along and changes everyone’s perception of what should and shouldn’t be done. This messy long hairstyle is the perfect proof that curly hair looks good on anyone and that you can definitely go for it if you feel like it helps you express your personality.
Curly Low Ponytail with Tiny Braids
Last but not least, this curly low ponytail is a very simple hairstyle that’s also based on locks that have bouncy ringlets in them. The trick to this one is to create those tiny lateral braids that will frame your features and will make you look like a runway model. Add in some big glasses and natural-looking makeup and you will become a star!
All in all, these popular Asian hairstyles are certainly varied while still maintaining that traditional vibe that we all love and admire. The thick and gorgeous hair is still something to be jealous of but, as we saw, creating new hairstyles and coming up with new trends is definitely a possibility. So, what did you think of the aforementioned Asian-inspired hairstyles? Are they worth considering, in your opinion?