26 Hottest Ways to Get The Hime Haircut Trend

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The trendy Hime haircut features sleek front bangs and face-framing locks. It’s a royal princess-inspired hairstyle that emerged from Japan’s Heian period.

Mariah Garza, a stylist from Los Angeles, CA, approves of this exceptional cut. “It’s a chic option if you wish to add a little edge to your appearance without going through a drastic change. It won’t require you to lose too much length.”

To recreate the look, get a section of hair from the front to establish the lip-length fringe and frame. “Start by slightly over-directing the cut towards the face. This way, the hair swoops forward rather than laying flat down,” Garza states.

This cut was once deemed as a status symbol in which only a noble woman could wear. In the present times, anyone can wear this cut and keep its shape by trimming every three-four weeks.

When styling, it’s best to invest in salon-grade products. “Spritz a medium-hold hairspray to the front pieces for a sharp, precision look,” says Garza. She urges ladies to refuse to get a Hime cut if they can’t devote time for styling.

Thanks to anime and K-pop idols, this hair trend is back into the limelight. Show your stylist these inspiring photos of Hime haircuts on your next salon appointment.

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Layered Hime Haircut

Layered Hime Haircut
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Similar to a mullet, a layered hime haircut is perfect for women with finer hair. The layers in the hime haircut bring body to the classic hime.

Face-Framing Hime Cut

Face-Framing Hime Cut
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A face-framing hime cut is an absolutely gorgeous hairstyle to maintain length. The face-framing at the chin creates an elongated vibe.

Hime for Thick Hair

Hime for Thick Hair
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A hime for thick hair is perfect for women wanting to remove weight in their hair. Choosing princess cuts for your next hairstyle will remove unwanted heaviness around the face.

Long Straight Hime

Long Straight Hime
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A long straight Hime is a bold and chic hairstyle. The blunt fringe and sides make a statement. To achieve better results, skip the layers in this cut. It will give you the most dramatic shape. This cut looks best on women with shiny hair, so oil or a spray oil like Shine flash by Redken would help you achieve hair glow.

Related: See other long hairstyles for straight hair.

Hime with Thin Bangs

Hime with Thin Bangs
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Try a hime with thin bangs for your next hairdo. A Hime is seen on straight hair with chin-length side locks and a frontal fringe. This shape is coming in hot on the runways and the internet. Ease into the bangs by starting with a thin section, which is easy to grow out of if you don’t love it. This princess hairstyle was popularized by Japanese royalty.

Hime Lob

Hime Lob
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A hime lob is a beautiful choice, especially if you want to skip the fringe. Ask your stylist to cut your sides bluntly to the level of the cheekbone with no blending at the back. You will get the disconnected shape you desire. Keep in mind that if you have curly hair, you will need to blow out this cut extensively. When styling interesting haircuts, try using an extra-large round brush or a flat iron.

Short Hime Bob Cut

Short Hime Bob Cut
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A short hime bob cut is a beautiful and precisely cut style. Keep in mind if you have wavy hair this cut probably is not for you. Even if you blow it out fabulously it is still likely to move and will take away from the lines of this style. If you have straight short hair go for a hime hair cut, and make sure you go to a stylist who is great at precision cuts. Adding some funky highlights can make punk cuts like this even more fabulous.

Hime Katto

Hime Katto
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A hime katto is a beautiful cut for those wanting a new style. If you have thin hair, this is a perfect style for you because the blunt lines in the cut create an illusion of thick hair.

Classic Hime Hairstyle

Classic Hime Hairstyle
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A classic hime hairstyle is a beautiful style for everyone. The layering around the lips and cheekbones brings attention to the face while the length keeps the style soft and sexy.

Hime Ponytail

Hime Ponytail
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A hime ponytail is a perfect style for long hair. The princess style hime hair cut frames your face to give you movement and style.

Cosplay Hime Cut

Cosplay Hime Cut
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A cosplay hime cut will enhance your natural texture and bring life into your fashion colors. Consider princess styles if you are looking to get a hime haircut.

Double Sidelocks Hime

Double Sidelocks Hime
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A double sidelocks hime is perfect for women wanting to update their style. The symmetrical balance in this hairstyle is a beautiful way to showcase your natural beauty.

Modern Hime Haircut

Modern Hime Haircut
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A modern hime haircut will freshen up your look. Rock princess haircuts when looking for something new to add to your long hair.

Black Hime Cut

Black Hime Cut
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A black hime cut gives you a beautiful silhouette. Rock a hime haircut and keep your length at the same time.

Hime Cut for an Oval Face

Hime Cut for an Oval Face
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A hime haircut for an oval face can make anyone feel beautiful. Hime haircuts are customized to your face shape and contours. Your hime cut is designed specifically for you.

Shoulder-Length Hime

Shoulder-Length Hime
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A shoulder-length hime is perfect for keeping length when wanting to go shorter. Hime styles are paving the way in fashion and hairstyle trends across the world.

Princess Cut

Princess Cut
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A princess cut frames the face beautifully. Consider a princess haircut the next time you are wanting an iconic cut to compliment your style.

Hime for a Round Face

Hime for a Round Face
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A hime for a round face brings attention to the eyes. The framing layers around the cheekbones break up the face shape and draw attention to the eyes.

Tapered Hime Haircut

Tapered Hime Haircut
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A tapered hime haircut is perfect if you’re looking to keep your length but add some flair to your hair. Hime cuts are perfect for young, fun, and artistic individuals wanting to express their style and creativity through their hair.

Curtain Hime Hairstyle

Curtain Hime Hairstyle
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Try a curtain hime hairstyle if you’re looking to bring attention to your cheekbones. When looking for a trendy style to update your look ask for a hime style with curtain bangs at your next hair appointment.

Hime Pigtails

Hime Pigtails
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Hime pigtails are a cute style choice for young women. Pulling the length into pigtails shows off the dramatic face frame. Zigzag the part with your comb to add even more interest.

Colored bobby pins can be added as decoration and can also help pin in pieces that don’t fit into the pigtail. Add even more visual interest to princess hairstyles by blousing out some of the pigtails.

Long Hime Cut

Long Hime Cut
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A long hime cut contains the blunt bangs and side locks but gives you options on the longer lengths. Ask your stylist for long layers that should be disconnected from the sides locks. This will give you the option to create waves in the lengthy parts and blow-dry the bangs and sides straight. A long hime hairstyle is a great choice to change up your style and still keep your hair long.

Anime Hime

Anime Hime
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Try an anime hime and show the world your unique haircut. Hime hairstyles are best suited on straight hair because it’s worn flat and dramatic. The side locks can be cut into for a chunky face frame that can be personalized to distinguish you from others. This bold hairstyle is best suited for younger women.

Baby Doll Hime Cut

Baby Doll Hime Cut
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A baby doll hime cut is a softer shape with a bit of movement. Ask your stylist not to cut the side locks too deep and try a bit of layers to create a feminine face frame. The baby doll sides look pretty coming towards the face, and can be blow-dried that way with a medium round brush. This cut will work well on women who have slightly wavy hair textures and is less dramatic than a traditional hime.

Amasogi + Binsogi Cut

Amasogi + Binsogi Cut
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The hime is basically a mixture of the Amasogi + Binsogi cut. The Amasogi is a blunt long cut and the Binsogi is cut at ear length. Mix them together and you get this cool hairstyle that is being rocked by many k-pop stars.

To achieve a beautiful blow-dry, try clipping the top hair out of the way and concentrating on one small section at a time. Blow-dry the underneath section then bring the next section down and this will give you more control of the hair and a beautiful sleek finish.

Cheek-Length Sidelocks

Cheek-Length Sidelocks
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Cheek-length side locks can be added to any long hairstyle to create a new shape. Side locks can be straight across or longer towards the front depending on your face shape. Rounder face shapes would benefit from the line being longer in the front for balance.

Style your side locks with smoothing cream and a large round brush for a flat dramatic finish. Or for a softer look, they can be fluffed up with a light hair spray.