Short haircuts for Asian girls are hairstyles that cater to straight, black, and fine hair. If you’re looking to give your silky mane definition and exquisite body, we’re here to help you do it!
Lacking length doesn’t mean less versatility! From the classic bob to an edgy pixie – Asian hair is usually effortless to style with the use of the right products. Whether you want feminine curls, full waves, or cute bangs to go with your short haircut, the choice is all yours!
Hair specialist Akane Tachibana from LA spills the deets on what to consider when going for a short cut! “My #1 tip is to style your hair to keep the right balance. Check your face shape, neck length, and your hair thickness. Then, choose a cut that will suit these features,” she says.
“Your lifestyle and fashion are also top things to consider,” Akane adds. “When you change your hairstyle from long to short, your atmosphere will change. The clothes that you wore yesterday might not work with your new short hairstyle. My suggestion is to change your fashion style to suit your hairstyle. Or choose a hairstyle that suits your fashion.”
Surprisingly, going short will give you more freedom to style. Asian stars who ditched their long manes include Awkwafina, Lana Condor, and JuJu Chan!
To style thick hair with no movement, Akane recommends that you apply medium hold wax or pomade to wet hair. “Dry it with a dryer to give it softness and movement. It will give a nice texture to your hair,” she shares.
You’ll be surprised by the endless ways on how to cut those naturally straight strands.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these popular pictures of short haircuts for Asian girls!
#1: Vibrant Short Messy Pixie
Achieve this short messy pixie by creating layers that would peek out of your head, recreating a graphic anime character look. Purple highlights add a punk effect to the already cool style.
#2: Cute Short Blunt Bob Cut
A short blunt bob cut creates strong lines that can strengthen a very soft face shape. Short and blunt haircuts are amazing on asian hair because it’s naturally thick, coarse, and straight making for clean-cut and sleek hairstyles.
#3: Trendy Short Bob
The best haircut for an Asian girl is a trendy short bob, coupled with choppy baby bangs. It fits all Asian girls of any age. This jaw-length french bob draws attention to the wearer’s flawless skin.
#4: The Tomboy Cut
The Tomboy Cut is professional yet sporty. This cut is great for women with fine hair to create volume and fullness on top. Round brush the top back and away from the face with a root boosting mousse to get more lift at the root.
#5: Short Haircut for Thick Asian Hair
This really short layered haircut is the unspoken evidence that ladies can rock men’s cuts, as well. Stylist of Family Hair Studio from Ashmore City, Australia, did a balayage coloring technique using foils to add glowing ash, golden and platinum blonde highlights on this short haircut for thick Asian hair.
#6: Beautiful With Side Swept Bangs
This short Asian woman hairstyle with side-swept bangs is the perfect one for Asians. This short cut on dark hair with subtle texture is the underrated interpretation of simple and beautiful.
#7: Cute Short Haircut for an Asian Girl
If you’re wanting short hairstyles for Asian women, opt for middle part bangs arranged softly like this to open up the eye area. Perfect for any cute, artsy gal!
#8: Messy Curly Bob
Frumpy styles like these are made famous by Japanese cute girls wherein thin strands are curled and arranged in a messy manner. The bed hair, complete with front bangs, makes the curly bob look fuller, adding weight and size to your whole look.
#9: Amazing On Straight Hair
Straight hair can either make or break your whole look. For limp-looking hair, layers and tapered ends work best since these give volume and texture that is much needed for your hair type.
#10: Short Layered Haircut For an Asian Girl
Asian weather can be a bit fickle, so your hairstyle should fit whether you may be experiencing it. This short layered cut is the ultimate all-around hairstyle for the modern Asian girl, and you know it!
#11: Textured Short Haircut for Asian Square Face
This short haircut for an Asian’s square face is a genius idea to lessen the exposure of your beloved jaw. The combination of textured waves and side-parted lob goes along well with the dark-rooted brown hair color.
#12: Eye-Catching Short Rounded Bob
The best way to describe this short rounded bob is the Marylin or the Gwen. They’re both iconic women who people instantly visually know. This is a bold, sexy, and classic cut. The best advice I can give someone considering having this Asian short haircut would be to think about it long and hard. This is not just a hair change, this will be a lifestyle change.
It’s high maintenance, it’s costly, and it can be dangerous. You should see a specialist for this kind of service. You should know the maintenance that comes along with a service like this. That includes your follow-up appointments, your aftercare products, and the care that is going to be involved in your new everyday styling to maintain the integrity of this look.
#13: Inverted Bob
Consider an internally layered, soft inverted bob with graduation. I like this because the internal layering really helps hair to hug around the head and not look too bulky. It gives a more soft and feminine look. Sometimes a little highlight can really enhance the texture and give more volume. It’s something to consider if you want short Asian hairstyles for women.
Prep this cut with beach wave spray (L’Oreal Pro) while it’s wet. Blow-dry with your hands in all different directions, then when your hair’s only 20% wet, start to dry everything forward so it hugs around the neck nicely. I find if you get the right internal texturing and good cut, this cut can be styled without too much round brush blowout. Once you are fully dry, put a tiny bit of Deplish (L’Oreal Pro) on your hand (a dot). Rub it well so you don’t see a clump and just tousle your hair with your hand to give it a nice, soft texture to it. If you need any shine, a little Ringlight Spray (L’Oreal Pro) will do!
#14: Sharp Short Haircut For Asian Round Face
It’s a neutral blonde color and textured haircut. The cut is a blunt haircut with texture. It still gives women enough weight overall to make a neat and sharp-looking bob but also with a texture that gives the client a lot of movement.
I recommend this cut for women who want to hide their big chin (it makes shade around the face frame, so it doesn’t show much of the chin). Usually, thin hair doesn’t get volume a lot so it is better to be short and textured to maximize its volume.
#15: Stylish Short Cut with Blunt Bangs
This short cut with blunt bangs has no force here. Lay the shape, work with the bone structure, and your hair will sort the rest out. While this is a relatively low-maintenance shape, it requires getting it cut every 8-10 weeks. After that, the weight will shift and become heavy.
When styling short haircuts for women from Asia, I recommend you use heat protection, smoothing balm, and finishing oil when blow-drying your hair. After that, either a low-sheen spray or non-sticky wax spray, and a bit of hairspray never hurt anyone.
#16: Very Short Haircut
This is a super cute pixie with an edgy design in the back! This look is easily wearable and has low maintenance with lots of styles. I love that it is long enough to curl as well. This style is super low-maintenance and great for women who want a big change. It’s short, but there is still enough room to play with the top of your haircut. If you’re considering short hairstyles for Asian girls like this, you’ll also save time styling your hair.
I recommend investing in a good styling product. Either use a good fiber paste, dry spray wax, or some pomade. The fiber paste can help you hold it down and keep a certain style as well as the pomade. Dry spray wax will give you that edgy messy look.
#17: Flowing Boyish Shag
This boyish shag has a side-view silhouette and hair flow. I cut the volume while keeping the neckline along the neck. The styling is done by putting your hair on the back of the ear and showing the cut lightly. I used a straightening iron, and the hair ends are slightly rounded. Then, I used hair cream to make it shiny. This cut is compatible with straight hair and loose, wavy hair.
#18: Platinum Blunt Cut for Asian Women
Try a platinum blunt cut for Asian women if you want to turn heads. Asian hairstyles can be harder to achieve depending on the exact texture, so when you find the one you’re looking for, it’s that much more satisfying. Make sure to speak to your stylist about the maintenance of this color before taking the plunge.