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The 10 Best Summer Hairstyles for Asian Women

Updated on July 22, 2016
Slicked back short hair can still be feminine. The 10 Best Summer Hairstyles for Asian Women
Slicked back short hair can still be feminine. The 10 Best Summer Hairstyles for Asian Women

Who says short hair can't look feminine? The best summer hairstyles for Asian women also show off your girly side. Choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape is the trick to making shorter hair work for you.

Summertime can pose a problem for Asian women. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai women often wear long, shiny hair. And when the weather gets hot, all that hair becomes a burden. Check out these styles before your next hair appointment!


Slicked Back (above right)

While very short and slicked back hair has been traditionally considered a masculine look, it will work for you very well if you have a small nose and delicate jaw line. High cheek bones in addition will add dimension to this look. Wearing off-the-shoulder clothing styles will show off your shoulders and give the overall effect a very feminine appearance.


The 10 Best Summer Hairstyles for Asian Women. The chin length side part bob.
The 10 Best Summer Hairstyles for Asian Women. The chin length side part bob.

Chin Length Side Part Bob (above)

The chin length bob with a side part works very well for heart-shaped faces. The body at the top of the hairstyle rounds out nicely with the wider jaw sides of the face. You can also flip the bottom tips of the hair for a flirty look.


Asian pixie cut with long bangs. Great for full jaws.
Asian pixie cut with long bangs. Great for full jaws.

Pixie Cut with Long Bangs (above)

The pixie cut is another hairstyle that looks great on women with delicate features, but adding bangs allows this style to look good on you if you have a stronger jaw line as well. This is because the full bangs will balance out the fuller jaw. Wearing full lipstick and emphasizing your lashes with a lot of mascara will make this a very womanly look.


Feminine short and wavy Asian hairstyle for summer
Feminine short and wavy Asian hairstyle for summer

The Full Wavy Bob (above)

A lot of Asian women will love this full bob because it shows off wavy hair that many of us find it hard to achieve. But for Asian girls lucky enough to have wavy hair, like some Koreans, this style will suit you quite nicely. This is perhaps the most feminine hairstyle you can get with short hair. This wavy style looks best on women with oval-shaped or long faces.


Hair pulled back in ribbon twists.
Hair pulled back in ribbon twists.

Pulled Back in Ribbon Twists (above)

If you do not want to cut your hair at all, you can always just style it into a short look. This ribbon style is perfect for events such as Chinese weddings. And you don't have to be the bride to wear it, since you will be in an extravagantly formal setting. This style looks best on women with round face shapes.


Short and curly hair for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai women.
Short and curly hair for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai women.

Short and Curly (above)

This short and curly style with a side part looks feminine because the curls are accentuated towards the edge of the style. This frames the face with a graceful, lightweight shape. This is another great hairstyle for a heart-shaped face.


The wrap around braid for Asian women. A great summer look.
The wrap around braid for Asian women. A great summer look.

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The Wrap-around Braid (above)

Another great look for Asians who don't want to cut their hair short is the wrap-around braid. You get to keep your length yet still benefit from a short style by staying cool. To get this style, start a braid at the bottom of your hairline above your neck. Then simply wrap it in a half-circle above your forehead. Secure it on the other side with pins. This is a great hairstyle to wear without any makeup on for the summer. You will get to wear your hair short and you mom won't have to be upset at you for cutting your hair!


The modern Geisha look can also be a relaxed hairstyle to wear at home
The modern Geisha look can also be a relaxed hairstyle to wear at home

The Modern Geisha Hairstyle (right)

The modern geisha is another look to wear in the summer if you refuse to cut your locks short, especially if you need to go to a formal event. You can create this look by pulling swaths of hair over your head, and securing each of them with hair-colored bobby pins.

This can also be a sexy look you wear for your husband around the house. This style looks great on women with stronger jaw lines as well.


A glamorous 1950s bob for narrow shaped faces.
A glamorous 1950s bob for narrow shaped faces.

The Glamorous 1950s Bob (above)

This bob is great if you already have a little natural body in your hair. This style lends itself to a feminine look because it frames the chin and emphasizes the lip area. Although this is a glamorous look, it is also perfect for the office and fuss-free enough for school. You can place tiny, decorative pins over one side of the forehead and over the ear for variety. This style will work for narrow, oval, or long face shapes because of the body emphasized at the bottom of the hairdo.


Short and feminine hairstyle for Asian women. A great urban look for living in a big city.
Short and feminine hairstyle for Asian women. A great urban look for living in a big city.

The Chic Sharp Bob

This style looks great for Asians living in the big city. Its urban look lends itself to Japanese women in New York or Chinese women in Shanghai. It's a very business-like look when you wear a suit, but it's also a sexy look with a strapless little black dress. This slightly razored bob looks great on heart-shaped faces.


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