10 Asian Short Hair Ideas Perfect for Pinays

All Things Hair Team | 28 June 2019

Whether you intend to look cute or cool, there’s a suitable look for you with this roundup of Asian short hair ideas!

If you’re thinking of cutting your hair short but can’t seem to narrow down your options, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up our favorite short hairdos that look cool or cute on Asian women like you. These hairstyles are a surefire way of feeling more refreshed while also looking effortlessly chic. Best part is, we’ve handpicked these short ‘dos that flatter typical Asian features and hair textures. Ready? Here are our favorite Asian short hair ideas for you to try.

1. Asian short hair with blunt bangs

Girl with eyeglasses and short hair with bangs
Try this cute Asian school girl look. Credit: Shutterstock

The quintessential Asian schoolgirl look is having blunt bangs along with a bob. But this is not just a geeky look (although that is cute, too). Make your hair sleek and shiny and you’ll a high-fashion ‘do when you look in the mirror.

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2. Medium bob with side swept bangs

Asian woman with short hair with side swept bangs
Keep it casual and chic with this simple but trendy ‘do! Credit: Shutterstock

Want things casual and simple? Have your hair cut to a medium bob with slight layering. Then, add side-swept bangs for a chic wash-and-wear look. This type of Asian short hair would be perfect if you want something that’s easy to maintain and can be versatile for different occasions.

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3. Inverted bob

Asian woman with straight inverted bob hairstyle
Inject some edge to your look with the inverted bob. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re not up for a one-length Asian short haircut, go for the inverted bob. This stylish cut has short strands at the nape and longer ones at the sides. It’s a great Asian short hair idea that you can pull off, especially if you have a heart-shaped face to go with it.

4. Center-parted medium bob

Indonesian woman with a center-parted bob hairstyle
Blow dry or iron the tips of your bob inward to get rid of flyaways.

A mid-length bob is a universal look that can look good on just about every woman. What’s great about this hairstyle is how it makes you look so put together but relaxed at the same time. It is also easy to style using a blow dryer or a flat iron.

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Editor’s tip: Keep your freshly styled bob in good shape all day by finishing with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

5. Messy textured pixie cut

Gorgeous pixie cuts: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short dark hair smiling
Go for a textured pixie hairstyle to add oomph to a casual look.

Looking for a hairstyle that has a hint of rock ‘n roll? This edgy textured pixie is the way to go. You can create small waves for texture by using a flat iron and hairspray. If you want to make this look feminine, you can wear statement earrings along with your pixie cut.

6. Chin-length side-parted bob

Indonesian woman with side-parted bob
A side part makes your short hairstyle look relaxed and updated. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Similar to the sleek and straight cut, this chin-length bob features a more relaxed look that’s great for everyday wear. What’s great about this is how you can play it up to your liking—whether tousle it up a bit, try The Side Sweep, blow dry it, and so on.

7. Wavy bob

Long layered bob: Asian woman with messy layered bob wearing a denim jacket against a mural
Define your layers with soft waves and a bit of mess. Credit: Natasha Estelle

The wavy bob is a trendy hairstyle that is also easy to pull off. If you have naturally wavy hair, get a chin-length or medium bob with layered tips to prevent flyaways. You can also get a perm if you have short straight hair. But if you’re not keen on doing that, a curling iron or even a blow dryer can help you create beautiful waves.

8. Ombre blunt cut

Asian woman with blunt ombre bob hairstyle
Look hip and youthful with an ombre bob. Credit: Shutterstock

A blunt cut is not for everyone but if you’re up for it, it can add a high-fashion twist to your entire look. Just make sure you keep it free from flyaways by blow drying or ironing it. You can also go for an ombre coloring and a textured ‘do to add some depth and variety to your look.

9. Layered medium bob

Indonesian woman with a brown medium layered bob smiling
Use a rounded brush while blow drying to keep your layers looking great.

If you have thick hair, it’s best to go for a layered bob when cutting it short. This way, your hair’s natural volume gets equally distributed and works to give your hair some bounce. Add some highlights to enhance the look of your layers and create a head-turning ‘do.

10. Medium bob with see-through bangs

Short hair for round face: Asian woman with short dark wavy hair with see through bangs wearing a denim jacket
Follow the K-wave and get see-through bangs.

Go for a trendy short hair look by adding see-through bangs to your bob or lob. This type of fringe looks more relaxed than a full blunt bangs and goes well with straight or wavy hair.

So which one’s your favorite? Before choosing an Asian short hair look to get for yourself, it would also be helpful to first check if it suits your face shape and your hair’s natural texture and type. And at the end of the day, it’s not just about looking trendy but also about feeling confident and beautiful.

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