Women come in many shapes and sizes, but what make them stand out are their bold hair choices. From faux hawks to soft sensual hair, there is a style for everyone. Pulling inspiration from centuries of new looks and creating a few of their own, – you can find inspiration by looking at these bold Asian hairstyles. Every woman loves a moment to shine when it comes to her hair.
# 1 Relaxed Shimada Mage
Relaxed updos are all the rage in 2016, but they started in the 1600s. Asian women today are taking part in re-defining their heritage through unique and classic hairstyles that will continue to be timeless. Easy curls embrace the face with a dropped bun to make this look perfect transformation from pajamas to a nice night out.
This bob compliments your cheekbones and also plays into your rocker side. A little undertone copper red will peak through your platinum blonde hair, but don’t forget that it will take a few times to capture this color if you have dark brown or black hair. To style this look, straighten your hair and then tousle it a bit; it is easy for those who are on a time crunch.
# 3 Just A Little Bit of Pixie Dust
The Pixie cut is so flattering for women who have high cheekbones. This style will highlight all the edges of your face. Variety is not something you thought you would hear when it comes to Pixie hairstyle, but, in fact, there are a few ways to style it. Take the classic approach to style and comb over the bangs or go for an edgy approach with choppy bangs. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this chic style.
# 4 Grecian Goddess
This cute side braid can be easily accomplished, and what makes it fun is that you can decorate your braid. Using ornaments in the hair is a time classic Asian tradition; it also pays homage to the Grecian braids. Let’s be honest, a side braid has been done and we all want our hairstyles to stand out and look special. Placing the rings with leaves in the hair makes the style attractive as well as a sought-after trend.
# 5 Iced
One toned hair is out, and the new trend is two-toned hair. Who wouldn’t want to have an icy blue low chignon? Bangs frame the face as the rest of the hair is pulled back in low infinity shaped chignon. Pull a few pieces of hair out in front for an even more relaxed look that can be flaunted on a shopping trip.
# 6 Cherry Blossom
Winter blossom ombre hair with a below the shoulder cut is a beautiful way to express oneself. It’s like dipping your toes into the water, except your hair comes out in multiple colors. Although your style is limitless, try pulling your hair back parting the top in two parts and tying off each with a hair tie. Allowing the top of your hair to be pulled back shows off your facial features as well as your gorgeous ombre hair.
# 7 Effortless Waves
Effortless waves aren’t just for the beach; they are the perfect go-to hairstyle when you have a bob. The waves of the bob show off the caramel blonde highlights that are seen in peaks throughout the hair. It is not only a delicate hairstyle but one that can be worn with light or even daring makeup.
# 8 Frosted Fringe
Take out your big floppy hats and chic dress to complete your new frosty-toned locks. Deep blue, blue/gray and dipped frosty ombre tips are chilling with a killer fringe. This not only highlights the structure of the face with blunt bangs, - it is also a chic look. Take a hair brush and strut your style wherever you go.
# 9 Sensual Hair
Start your wedding day off with a sensual and simple hairstyle that will enhance your beauty. A gorgeous antique pin keeps some of the hair away from your face and will have your guests focused on your beautiful eyes. Your ribbon-curled hair will flow marvelously away from your face as you walk your way down the aisles.
# 10 Plum Tree Bomb
We know L.O.B.S., a.k.a. long bobs are all the rage, but who would have thought chic tones of burgundy would add such a highlight to the hairstyle. The effect adds a sexy and sassy side to your look that you can take up a notch with some faux leather pants or a sweet dress for a daytime look. Add a red lipstick that will bring out the long tufted peak bangs.
# 11 Highlight the Seventies
Long beautiful hair was the seventies must have, and it is now a must! Highlight your face with a few streaks of blonde and put some soft waves into your hair for that timeless look. Make your outfit a bit more seventies with a mini skirt and tank, or dress up with a faux suede dress. If you want those blonde highlights to be the focus of the day, - go with the nude makeup look.
# 12 ‘Elfin’
This pixie cut or ‘elfin’ style is a bit of a thicker cut than a traditional pixie. It can also be styled into a faux hawk, so who wouldn’t want to have versatility especially when it comes to a shorter haircut. The asymmetrical bangs also add another layer to your styling magic.
# 13 Pastel Is Here to Stay
Thinking pastel is only used on paintings and shirt colors? But here you have another thing coming because pastel purple trend is here to stay. Long, sleek, straightened hair is matched to perfection with bold eyes and natural lips. Pastel color complements the light Asian skin tone with a cascading subtle ombre pastel hair.
# 14 Popsicle
Ombre popsicle colored hair reminds me of the hot summer and dripping ice pops. Instead of the colors dripping from the hair, they are layered in true ombre style from dark to light. This long bob is relaxed and comfortable with a bit of a bohemian flavor. Take out your peasant tops and high waisted, bell-bottomed jeans because you will look chilled out with your ombre hair.
# 15 Two Toned
Beautiful silky dark hair, - this look is meant for you, but if you don’t have those dark locks, you can dye your hair to accomplish this look. Pink cascades right below the roots give almost an ombre effect. Dark roots frame the forehead while the pink keeps the face soft and angelic. Pair this hairstyle with a blush lipstick and walk into the room feeling light and peaceful.
# 16 Natural Waves
Show off your already tantalizing natural hair by adding a few streaks of deep brown. Chunky curls add distinction to the face. Take your hairstyle for a walk with a sweater dress and delicate jewelry, - your pretty locks will look amazing!
# 17 Dusty Grays
You don’t have to wait until your sixty-four for this amazing sleek blue-gray with blonde undertones. Dusty gray bob helps gorgeous brown eyes pop with a no-makeup look. If you want to bring this look to another level, put on a gray fedora, graphic tee, super skinny jeans and pointed low boots. Your hair will be the highlight and motivation for this western, relaxed, rocker look.
# 18 Simply Beautiful
Balayage ombre hair shows off the roots but each color blends together to form a uniqueness throughout the hair. Starting off with the ash color and then working all the way through to find blonde and red highlights. Draping down with ease are delicate waves, which give the hair added volume.
# 19 Soft Updo
Pulled back and up, this updo certainly compliments the features of the face. Soft curls are pulled from the ponytail and are placed just above the ears. The ponytail itself is curled loosely. The eyebrow grazing bangs are slightly longer towards the ends and are parted for a magical and gentle appearance. Keep your makeup light and airy as well as a cool color scheme when it comes to your outfit.
# 20 SunSet Lagoon
From night where the sun illuminates from the lagoon, from the tropical red to the deep red emanating just before dusk. The colors are set with a blunt bob that cuts right under the chin. Most blunt bobs are accompanied by bangs that are called eyebrow grazing because they hit right below the eye brows.
# 21 Valknut
Slaying the top knot is normal for most women, but the top knot originated with a male samurai, and it dictated his status in society. And for Germanic warriors, they called it ‘valknut,’ which was a tattoo placed on their chest when sacrificing themselves. Today, we think the top knot is a cute go-to hairstyle. This lady is killing it with her two-toned blonde, pink hair with a split fringe and a relaxed top knot.
# 22 Burgundy Beauty
Straight medium cut with the choppy cut at the bottom of the hair calls for some spice. Just like a cherry brandy, the colors are deep burgundy with a red highlight. Let’s keep it more interesting by throwing in a layered cut that adds extra volume to the hair.
# 23 The Rachel
Made famous in the show, Friends, the coined term, “The Rachel” is a look that doesn’t need an introduction. The cut falls on the shoulder and frames the face, or you can pull your hair beyond the ears to give a natural look. The brilliant tones of the hair pull together the look by accenting the facial features with no need for makeup.
# 24 Asymmetrical Pixie
With an asymmetrical pixie cut, it is a must to get the color right. With deep red streaks layered with a natural red, deep brown and purple burgundy, your hair needs no explanation. You are ready for a fearless approach to life, - well, at least when it comes to your hair. Make the hair stand out even more by applying simple makeup that will aggrandize your already stunning features.
# 25 Naturally Blunt
If you have naturally dark hair, like this Asian beauty, then this style is perfect for you. The entire cut is blunt along with the blunt bangs. Style it will some bolder colors or keep a monochromatic look for an all-around striking demeanor.
# 26 Twisted Up
Twisted updo is a relaxed wedding look with a complemented chestnut brown color. It is easy to take it from the night out to the daytime; it can also be a great look for the office. Whether it is a wedding dress or a suit for the office, - this style will look amazing.
# 27 Faux Hawk
Buzzing off half of your hair may not sound as appealing as a faux hawk hairstyle. You don’t have to cut any of your beautiful hair and you still get the rock star look. Side braid adds sophistication, so go ahead and hit up the nightlife scene.
# 28 Blondie
Deep chocolate color with blonde streaks looks amazing! This asymmetrical true bob is streaked with blond highlights. This is a sleek style meant for the fashion elite. Take some fashion risks and let your hair be tested beyond the limits.
# 29 Salted Blonde
Salted blonde with a deep caramel undertone and eyebrow-grazing fringe. This cut is unparalleled leaving you feeling smart for your different hair choices. Let your straight hair hang down and go to the local coffee shop. If you are having a funky day, take out your faux leather pants and hit some cords on your favorite guitar.
# 30 Orbit
Typical bob with a blunt cut fringe is not so typical when it comes to color. The earth takes 365 days to orbit the sun, but you shouldn’t wait when you can have your own orbit schedule. Blue and green specs of color orbit around the base of the head, - this creates a pattern that looks like the color scattering throughout the space. Make a bold contact with a colored eyeliner and bring out your silver military boots to continue the orbit theme into your outfit.
# 31 Wispy Pixie
The 1920s bob combined with a pixie cut is the epitome of modern vintage. Choppy bangs are seductive with a red lipstick. Your hair curls into your cheeks giving a box frame for your photographic face. Take this look into a 1920s-themed party or bring the look to a girl’s lunch; who knows what they say when you roll up in your vintage style.
# 32 Honey Flames
Lovely red hair with honey highlights and eyebrow-grazing bangs! This style shapes the face and brings out the beautiful brown eyes. Taking a peak towards the back of the hair, we have loose curls gliding down the very edges of the hair. Easy-to-achieve hairstyle can be worn on a shopping day. It is a versatile look that can be paired with jeans and a T-shirt or a beautiful dress for a date night, - either way, it is a stunning style.
# 33 Soft Cascade
Like a waterfall, this hairstyle falls perfectly down the side of the face. Its waves make it soft and magical hairstyle meant for a special occasion. Emulating a 1920’s wave, with a touch of a newer age wave, it is the perfect style for proms, weddings, and elegant events. Give the style its diligence and pair it with a gown or a bold suit.
# 34 Rooted
Let your roots shine with the new hair styling of showing your roots instead of matching the dye to your hair. To get those great curls in the front, use a flat iron instead of a curling iron, - it’s the new way to curl. The back of the hair is wispy curled and would go perfectly with a soft feminine style.
# 35 Side-Swept
The bobs are back in town and are easy to style. Side-swept bangs are just what the bob needs for more elegant look. The curls are scattered throughout the hair to give a straightened, yet effortless curled effect. Keep this effect going with a floral blouse and skinny blue pants.
# 36 Feminine Updo
Sweep the hair back, but leave some curls down for a beautiful, mostly updo hairstyle. It is cute, fun, and shows off your slightly under the eyebrows bangs. You can bring this look to the office or to a date night, either way, you will look fabulous.
# 37 Angled Bob
Just like the high-low skirt shows off the legs, this angled bob shows off your gorgeous face. It is a fearless look that can be brought to many different directions. For the punk rock look, go with the ripped cut-offs and a white shirt. If punk isn’t your thing, it is ok, because the bob can work with many different styles.
# 38 Matrix Highlights
Matrix highlights are bold, impulsive, and striking! Much like the movie The Matrix, this hairstyle is an adventure to go through and to concur what isn’t seen through the naked eye. Each highlight is strategically placed to flatter this already gorgeous Asian hairstyle. Channeling in on the sporadic flip curls adds another angle to be discovered.
# 39 Layered
This layered hairstyle is spectacular if you want to be able to style it in many ways. In the picture, the luscious straight Asian hair is layered in the front mimicking a long bob. This gives the front of the hair a direction to turn to while highlighting the angles of the face. The hair has dimensions with different layers adding a fuller vibe to the hairstyle.
# 40 1930’s Curls
1920’s was all about the short hair, but the 1930’s-1940’s women were enthralled with actresses like Mae West and Jean Harlow. Another big change was that men were recruited for war, and women were no longer just stay at home moms; they started to take roles like emergency rescuers and baseball players. This cascading pin curled style is moved towards one side of the face in a smooth and ageless manner. Although this hairstyle is anything but easy for Asian women to recreate, it is well worth the hubbub.
# 41 Melted Ombre
It’s like melted caramel, but better; each layer of the color is more fantastic than the next. The colors literally melt into each. Easy waves with this long luxurious hair let the look stand out in all its glory. If you want to go for the comfy look, grab a big cozy sweater out of your closet and leggings. Of course, if you want to show off your melted hair and, check that closet again and find your little black dress that will help make your hairstyle pop.
# 42 Indigo
We are back to the matrix coloring and non-other than the bob. This is an asymmetrical bob falling just at the jaw line and then a bit below. If you are headed for a hipster look, this is an eclectic way to take the hipster to another level.
# 43 New Age Shag
This may not be the shag hairstyle that we are used to, but this is done in a much more ladylike approach. Softening the style with gentle waves that flow toward the bottom of the hair and then adding that classic cut turns this hairstyle into a new type of shag.
# 44 Trekkies
The layered bob with asymmetrical bangs and a disconnected bob looks like it came right out of the show Star Trek. Whether you are a Trekkie or just into new and creative ways to push the boundaries, I think you will agree that this look is out of this world. The asymmetrical bangs put emphasis on the left side of the face making this style unusual and mesmerizing.
# 45 Streaked Ombre
Blonde highlights aren’t so simple when it comes to Asian hair, but when done right, it looks splendid. The hair flows down naturally with a few waved edges at the bottom. Then working your way up, you will notice the blonde ombre color that turns into streaked highlights showing through in peaks.
# 46 Colors of The Wind
This hairstyle is reminiscent of all the leaves flying in the wind in the movie Pocahontas. The aim of this hairstyle was to really, “paint with all the color of the wind.” Side-swept bangs cover the face and then fall down. This hairstyle is an enchanting mixture of fallen leaves and a tropical paradise.
# 47 Curvy B
This asymmetrical bob is brave and suave. The accentuated line from the side of the head until the neckline is where the style gets its daring start. The hair is cut in a choppier manner and the very back of the hair has a few layers to it complementing the shape of the cut. This is a strong hairstyle that is meant to push all boundaries.
# 48 Pinky Lee
Subtle hints of black hair show through the pink color, but the pink is what makes this style pop. The cut of the hair is simple, without drawing the attention away from the color hanging down and tucking away to one side. Let your eyes be brought out by the hair color!
# 49 Balayage
Balayage, coming from the French word ‘bilayer’ which means “to sweep,” was coined for the hair-coloring technique. Dye is painted onto the hair and then highlighted to create a natural, smooth effect. This is beautifully accomplished style drawn together with some curly hair.
# 50 Huey
As we all know pastels and grays are in trend now, but the combination of gray, pink, and purple may be a bit rarer. Parts of the hair were dipped, and other parts are highlighted to create this hued purple, pink, and gray color scheme; the haircut is simple with just a few waves. Match your hair color with your outfit, or give it some contrast with colors such as green, red, or yellow.
# 51 I’m Blue
This bob looks amazing with hidden layers and straight short bangs. It is an exciting style with a sharp look that does not harshen the face, but, in fact, softens it. The dye is not the same throughout the hair, which gives a nice sheen to it.
# 52 Melting My Heart
Color melting is done with different variations of purple with a pink hue that is just noticeable if you are looking through the dark purple streaks. The style is straight, and the front is cut a little longer than the back. Get some silver pants on and get enthralled by your hair.
# 53 Textured L.O.B.
Such a cute and flirty hairstyle! It is longer bob falling just above the shoulders. The fringe is split in the middle with an angled sweeping cut. Highlighting the edges of the face are a few blonde streaks. A matte lipstick would bring a flawless flavor toward the style.
# 54 Lightening Gray
Long angled bob is centered around the lightening gray and purple coloring. Gray has a silver white tone with hues of purple. The light purple is placed around the hair. Although getting Asian hair, which is naturally dark, to become a lighter color might not be an easy process, - it is one worth pursuing.
# 55 Mid-Balayage
Mid-cut balayage style would attract everyone’s attention. It is subtle and still holding true to the dark Asian hair, but then the mixture with deep brown sultry color adds a distinction to it. The length is just long enough to run your fingers through and put up in a bun or ponytail, but soft enough not to bother you throughout the day.
You can always create your own bold hairstyle drawing inspiration from these chic, daring, and beautiful women. Asian women definitely know how to add variety to the hair and really change up the image. Throughout the history, women have shaped and formed new trends in hairstyle, and they will continue to do so in the future. We take bits and pieces of past styles and turn them into something new, stamping another mark in hairstyle history. Be amazing, love your hair, and go beyond your everyday style to achieve a unique sense of self.