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If you have Asian hair and have been scouring Google for the latest hair trends for a much-needed mane makeover, you can officially stop your search here! Finding the right ‘do for you is all about keeping your hair type in mind. According to a study in Hair Restoration Surgery in Asians, Asian hair is typically black, coarse, and straight. While we’re all about flaunting what you’ve got, you don’t have to cross off styles like curly hair and blonde hair. In fact, we’d say the sky’s the limit when it comes to Asian hairstyles. Keep reading for 16 Asian haircuts and color ideas (including some that involve bleaching Asian hair) to update your beauty look!
Looking to make the chop? If you’re searching for a new haircut to try, look no further than the following eight Asian haircut ideas.
If you’re on the fence about rocking short hair, consider trying a lob haircut. Slightly longer in the front (think shoulder length) and shorter in the back, it’s the perfect happy medium for cutting your locks. Even better, your naturally straight strands will be perfect for showing off this trendy cut!
Bangs have the power to transform your entire beauty look without making you lose any length. One of the most popular bang styles at the moment is shaggy bangs. This cut is carefree, fun, and pairs great with layers!
Speaking of layers, why not try long layers to add dimension to your mane? You won’t have to sacrifice any length, but can still welcome change thanks to the movement and body they’ll add to your hair. You can rock this cut with your naturally straight hair or break out a curling iron and totally transform your tresses.
Slightly longer on one side than the other, an asymmetrical bob is ideal for those who want a trendsetting cut. This edgy look speaks for itself by putting a spin on the traditional bob. Interested? Here’s How to Rock an Asymmetrical Bob.
Aside from shaggy bangs, shaggy layers are also all the rage. Instead of wearing your hair natural, add some texture and help define your layers with the help of a hair pomade. Take a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty and scrunch to do just that.
If straight-across bangs aren’t your style, frame your face with side-swept bangs. Soft and elegant, they pair well with any length of hair from a pixie to long layers.
And yes, a pixie cut is another great option if you have an Asian hair type. This is the perfect hairstyle for those who want to fully embrace short hair since pixies are totally on-trend at the moment. Just keep in mind that since Asian hair grows faster than Caucasian and African American hair (according to a study from the National Center of Biotechnological Information), you’ll have to schedule regular trims to maintain this short style. Want some pixie inspo? Here are 5 Pixie Hairstyles for the Short Hair of Your Dreams.
Can you tell we love texture? If short hair is what you want, a stacked bob is another prime pick. Just a little longer in the front, a stacked bob features layers that angle upward at the back of your head for a voluminous, stacked look. This bob hairstyle also just so happens to be perfect for your straight strands!
Now that we’ve covered Asian hairstyles and cuts to try, you may be wondering what hair colors are most flattering (and practical) for your hair type. Take notes on the eight Asian hair color ideas below.
Lighten up by adding subtle definition to your mane via caramel balayage. This highlighting technique will add beautifully blended definition throughout your black mane without creating too harsh of a contrast. It’s perfect for those who want to test the waters with a lighter hue.
You know what they say, blondes have more fun! While we aren’t sure how true that statement is, we do know platinum blonde hair is a particularly fun hair color to try. Keep in mind that going platinum will require multiple bleaching sessions if you’re starting with your natural black hair color. And since black hair tends to turn brassy from bleaching, the in-between stages might not be so pretty. That being said, platinum blonde can be attained on Asian hair and will look totally beautiful in the end. With that said, to ensure your strands stay healthy you may want to head to your favorite salon to go platinum.
Another way to subtly go lighter is with face-framing highlights. This hair color idea will brighten the strands around your face while leaving the rest of your mane untouched. It’s also a low-maintenance color option, and who doesn’t want that?
Red hair, don’t care! Asian hair looks stunning paired with a rich red hue. Go bold with a cherry red shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Reds - Medium Auburn/Cherry Crush.
Speaking of red hair, consider trying an auburn hue for a subtler option. A beautiful combination of brown and red, it’s totally wearable. Give the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Light Auburn a try to see for yourself.
A fan of low-maintenance hair colors? So are we! Consider trying a smoky ombré hair color, which will involve your natural black roots gradually fading into a pretty, light silver hue.
For a simple change, give dark brown hair a try! This hue is easily attainable at home as it isn’t much lighter than your natural hair color. To get the look, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference in Cool Darkest Brown.
Last but not least, we had to include the hair color of 2019: silver! If you’re into staying on top of the latest beauty trends, look no further than this bold, eye-catching hue. To get silver hair, you’ll have to bleach then color, so consider turning to the pros. If you’re set on getting the color at home, grab a box of the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color in Silver or the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying + Shine Permanent Hair Color in Soft Silver Blonde post-bleaching.
Next up: Let’s talk makeup. Here’s The Eye Makeup Tutorial Every Asian Girl Should Try.