When it comes to the hair game, Asian women have the advantage of being born with beautiful silky black strands. But this doesn’t make them shy away from scissors or hair dye. In fact, many of the freshest and boldest styles are copied from Asian beauties, so scroll below for the top 40 hottest Asian hairstyles that anyone can – and should – try for their next salon appointment.
Beautiful Female Asian Hairstyles for Any Length
Whether you have thin, glossy hair or a thicker mane, there’s something for you in our compilation of the trending hairstyles. Long and cropped, wavy and poker straight, layered and blunt — the following hairstyles for Asian girls impress with their diversity and creativity.
#1: Chocolate Brunette
You’ll never go wrong with long wavy hair. This Asian girl has chosen a mind-blowing mixture of warm chocolate hues and loose waves to achieve a glamorous feminine look.
#2: Asian Medium Hairstyle with Textured Waves
This universally flattering cut is one of the most popular among the trendiest oriental hairstyles and for good reason. Layers through the bottom three-fourths of the hair create a soft texture that when curled into loose waves and highlighted with a touch of babylights looks completely natural and effortless.
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#3: Highlighted Short Bob
Asian girls are born with ideal facial features, however, there’s no limit for perfection and you can always accentuate your beauty with the right cut and color solution. This blunt bob haircut does a great job in balancing the shape of the face, and a money piece provides an outstanding sun-kissed effect to make your face glow.
#4: Choppy Layers
This is an impressive transformation Asian girls should definitely consider if they want to totally change their look without sacrificing length. Choppy layers combined with beige balayage help this hair appear more voluminous, while the side-swept bangs spice up the cut, making it more interesting.
#5: Long Pixie with Side Parting
Long pixie cuts are among the most favored Asian hairstyles for women who have thick unruly hair. Fair enough, as pixie is a beautiful and comfy way to put your hair in shape. Choppy ends and blonde highlights are a cherry on top that help create a truly magnetic look.
#6: Trendy Short Bob
A chin-length blunt bob can be your best choice if you prefer wearing short hair. We love how this short bob haircut draws attention to the girl’s flawless facial features. A middle parting and deep auburn shade make this hair look really cool.
#7: Ash Blonde Balayage
Although shades of blonde are not natural for Asian hair, this woman demonstrates how awesome ash blonde balayage can make an excellent Asian hairstyle. With this amazing color solution, you’ll be able to achieve a super attractive look.
#8: Messy Bob
Again, check out how the right blonde hue can offer a jaw-dropping effect on Asian hair. Cream soda blonde and a perfectly straight bob cut look drop-dead gorgeous when styled in a bit messy way.
#9: Caramel Balayage on Long Wavy Hair
Here’s a gorgeous idea for long hair if you want to change your look without compromising length and your natural hair color. Ask your stylist for a caramel balayage and loose waves to refresh your style and add that perfect glow to your face.
#10: Asian Perm Hairstyle
Perm doesn’t always mean going curly. You can opt for digital perms to achieve a stunning natural look like this. Face-framing bangs make this hair look really cute and feminine.
#11: Modern Shaggy Asian Style
Made popular in the 1970s, shag hairstyles aren’t only still around, but they’re cool-girl approved and a great find for Asian hair styles. Medium layered strands — as opposed to short, wispy layers in the original 70s style cut — will keep it current, as will cute bangs and some fresh highlights.
#12: Pink Asymmetrical A-Line Bob
If you haven’t noticed it yet, muted colors are trending. A dusty rose shade looks stunning against dark roots, adding gorgeous depth. And as always, medium length angled bobs flatter any face shape with a slimming effect, thanks to their long front layers which draw the eye. A great option for women with round faces.
#13: Side-Parted Bob
Add a Hollywood vibe to your style with this side-parted, slightly wavy bob. No wonder that it’s one of the most popular Asian hairstyles: it beautifully combines with the silky dark hair and emphasizes the delicate facial features.
#14: Pixie Cut with Wispy Bangs
This long messy pixie with bangs looks gorgeous on women of all ages. Ash gray is what makes it look genuinely outstanding. If you’re looking for something eye-catching and low maintenance at the same time, steal this idea!
#15: Long Shag with Bangs
Consider this dazzling long shag that is sure to turn heads. A marvelous idea for younger girls who want to hit the e-girl esthetics without going over the top. Loose tousled waves, choppy bangs and an eye-popping blonde streak on one side do the trick to create an enthralling look.
#16: Ravishing Smoky Purple Ombre
If bold color is what you’re after, we strongly recommend you to consider this dream-like coif. Melting from black to dark purple, to icy blonde and lavender-pink, only an artist could create such magic. For maximum effect, pair with luscious long locks crafted into giant, bouncy curls.
#17: Chin-Length Cut with a Money Piece
Bob has always remained one of the most loved haircuts for women of all ages and with any hair type. However, it never looks the same due to a whopping range of varieties of this cut as well as thousands of possible color solutions. This slightly wavy, messy bob combined with a sandy blonde money piece is a good proof.
#18: Choppy Cut with Wispy Bangs
The best way to fake thicker locks is with a choppy cut. But since this style can sometimes be boring on its own, wispy, tapered bangs will add visual interest, and caramel balayage will even fake the appearance of shorter layers.
#19: Blunt Bob with Middle Parting
Classic is never out of style! We can’t get enough of this flawless straight chin-length bob that looks exceptionally flattering on silky Asian hair. Blunt ends and middle parting make this hair look impressively attractive.
#20: Ash Bronde Ombre Hair
No, that isn’t a typo. “Bronde” is the result of combining brown and blonde shades, resulting in a cool, ashy tone. It’s a popular choice for Asian hair highlights, as it blends well with naturally dark locks.
#21: Black and Denim Blue Waves
Wearing denim is forever in style, and now its popularity is extended to hair color. This moonlight gray shade is perfect for those looking to exude a moody and mysterious vibe. It’s also a great choice of a hairstyle for an Asian girl, as it melts perfectly in black strands.
#22: Underlayer Pink Streaks
Indulge your inner princess with these awesome underlayer pastel pink highlights. It’s a great idea to consider if you’re dying for something funkier. Plus, you can easily hide your pink tresses for an office-approved look.
#23: Wavy Long Bob with Bangs
One of our favorite choices for Asian hairstyles is completing any cut with bangs. Straight bangs don’t only look edgy, but their biggest perk is they help frame your eyes and make them pop. This long bob is also a great example of how warming up your natural dark and cool color can also warm up your complexion.
#24: Edgy Textured Bob Hair
Bobs never go out of style: they’re chic, sassy, and low maintenance. To keep it modern, add layers for texture, and pair it with balayage highlights. If your hair is naturally wavy, it’s even easier to style: finger through some product and go.
#25: Mermaid Waves with Side Cornrows
For girls wanting to stand out from the crowd, try rocking several bold hairstyles at once: uber long locks, a bright bold color, and cornrows. While it would require a lot of maintenance to keep up the color and manage so much hair, this cool unicorn-like coif is worth the effort.
#26: Turquoise Side-Parted Mohawk
Step up your Asian short hair game by turning your head into a work of art. Between the perfectly coiffed side-parted mohawk and the deep blue-turquoise balayage, this head of hair looks more like a museum sculpture. The added height will help slim the face, while the curled bang will maintain a feminine feel.
#27: Babylights for Thin Hair
Scroll no further if you’re looking for something casual and low maintenance. This short cut with a side parting is a great option, indeed. Babylights work like magic on fine hair: they provide noticeable highlights that add volume and dynamics.
#28: Classic Straight Asian Hairstyle
Show off your naturally silky strands with one of the most classic Asian haircuts — a long sleek blunt cut. Side swept bangs paired with one-length hair is super easy to maintain: blow dry with a round brush, add a little shine spray to help tame flyaways, and go.
#29: Cool Silver Asian Hairstyle
Searching for unique Chinese hairstyles? Ditch the black locks and consider going grey long before you naturally would. As long as the rest of your look is kept fresh and fashion-forward, silver hair will appear young and trendy.
#30: Braided Shoulder Length Hair
We can all thank Free People for bringing us the effortlessly cool top knot, but if it’s starting to feel stale, take it to the next level by incorporating a braid. Bonus points for a bold hair color choice, and pairing with a shoulder length bob.
#31: Long Waves with Subtle Highlights
There are tons of cute Asian hairstyles that you can do with really long hair to bring out its natural beauty. Elaine Tan has graced her dainty long locks with soft beach waves and added a lovely side fringe. The subtle golden brown highlights introduce another portion of sophistication and style into Elaine’s look.
#32: Classic Bob with Side Part
Short Asian hairstyles, including bob cuts, have always been extremely popular. No wonder this particular style constantly makes its way to the runways and red carpet. Tian Yuan chooses this simple yet timeless hairstyle, because it makes her look youthful and nonchalant yet classy. With a bit of setting spray, it will last the whole day, so it’s a perfect choice for a whole-day event.
#33: Wavy Lob with Face-Framing Highlights
Jamie Chung sported very delicate “barely there” waves at the Critics Choice Awards. And they looked flawlessly natural! The subtle face-framing highlights in this exquisite wavy Asian hairstyle are something we absolutely love!
#34: Straight Hair in Side-Swept Downdo
“Good morning. Charlie!” Do you still remember her as one of the sexy members of Charlie’s Angels? Lucy Liu is of Chinese descent, and she is among the most beautiful Hollywood faces. Her signature looks are always simple but very classy. The Asian hairstyle she wore to the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards proves it. Lucy rocked her straight flowing tresses side-parted and tucked behind the ear on one side. A great idea for older Asian women, who want to look 10 years younger. Can you tell Lucy is nearly 50 now?
#35: Long Layered Hair with Added Sheen
Another elegant take on the common look with straight Asian hair is this divine hairstyle, Tang Wei wore to the Black Hat Premiere. The downdo requires a soft volume to achieve the bounce of straight tresses. As we see, they look anything but flat. Let all the hair flow to one side. For a more exquisite look, curl the ends randomly and finish with a shiny hair serum.
#36: Short Platinum Blonde Bob
Bob for medium hair is undeniably a very common hairstyle, but Pom Klementieff shows how to dispel that common misconception. At the Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party she got all the eyes on her funky bright platinum blonde hair. To add more dimension to her hairstyle, she got some subtle messy waves and soft, wavy side swept bangs.
#37: Bold Asian Pixie Haircut
This fashion enthusiast totally caught our attention, not only because of her pretty face or those chic Gucci items, but also because of her Asian short hairstyle on the base of cute pixie cut, styled in lovely waves. Creating volume on top with a volumizing mousse and brushing your hair backwards is one way to flaunt it!
#38: Soft Ombre Waves for Asian Hair
One of Aimee Song’s best red carpet hairstyles is the cute downdo pictured here. Aimee had one side pinned behind her ear for a cool asymmetric quirk. The big flowing waves with a caramel ombre added an extra oomph to her look.
#39: Easy Side Downdo with Caramel Highlights
Jenna Ushkowitz shows us how to rock Asian hair with highlights, so that it looks gorgeously sexy. Style large soft waves with a 2” barrel curling iron, sweep them to one side and secure the locks comfortably with a few bobby pins. Finish off with a nourishing hair coat for the added shine.
#40: Cascading Silky Waves
These fine classic waves ooze timeless class and taste. One of our best picks is Ming Na Wen’s cascading wavy hairstyle for thick brown locks. The waves are neatly curled outwards and parted in big sections. It’s hard to imagine a more gracious and feminine frame for a lady’s face than this gorgeous downdo. This style has no age limit: it is great for both young girls and women over 50, 60 and even 70.
While these Asian hairstyles are undeniably cool, all women can try them. From bold colors, cuts, styles, or a combination of all three at once, there is plenty of inspo above to help you find a fresh new style.