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25 Japanese Hairstyles That Filipinas Can Rock Daily

Check out this roundup from trendy, Japanese-inspired looks!

When searching for style inspiration, you need not look far at Western trends. Our Asian neighbors present loads of pegs. Case in point: Japanese women. Their fashion basics are chic and versatile, and Japanese hairstyles for females also do not disappoint. They give you plenty of stylish options, whether you want a short, Japanese haircut or a quirky and unique ‘do.

You don’t have to drastically change your look if you want to try Japanese hairstyles. There’s one for any hair length or personality. And the best part? These hairstyles are wearable—perfect for switching up your everyday look. We’ve rounded up these hair ideas for you. Check them out.

Japanese Hairstyles We Love

1. Sleek and Straight Japanese Hairstyles

Sleek and straight Japanese hairstyles
Straight and sleek hair always spells chic. Credit:

The sleek and straight hair is one of the most beloved Japanese hairstyles. This is a great way to showcase your long and healthy locks. You can part your hair in the middle or clip back a section of hair to show your forehead for a cleaner, more polished look. Others resort to keratin smoothing treatment to achieve this look but do your research before heading to the salon.

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2. Apple Cut

Asian woman with an apple cut haircut
Yes, apple cut is still trendy. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re into Japanese haircut trends, try the apple cut. Its layers give your hair bounce and volume, and its shape gives you a fresh look.

3. Medium Bob With Bangs

Bob with bangs: Japanese hairstyles
Cop this look that you often see on Asian TV series. Credit: iStock

This Japanese haircut for females ends a little past your jawline. It’s short but it still gives you some room for styling. Give your hair movement by blow-drying while brushing the tips inward with a round brush. Then, style your fringe with your fingers for a relaxed, wispy look.

4. Textured Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a textured pixie cut
Update your look with a textured pixie cut. Credit: Shutterstock

It’s fierce and edgy. Get this Japanese haircut, and you’re bound to turn heads wherever you go. You can even get brown or blonde highlights to define your pixie cut’s layers and texture.

5. Straight, Blunt Bangs and Long Hair

Japanese hairstyles - blunt bangs
Trim your fringe every two to three weeks to keep it in shape. Credit: iStock

Wearing blunt bangs is such an iconic look for Japanese hairstyles especially if you have sleek and straight hair. It’s perfect for a night out with friends at a high-end bar. If you want a more casual look, you can add a bit of texture to your hair while keeping your blunt bangs straight.

6. Wavy Lob

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Got thin hair? Make it look thicker by adding waves. Credit:

This equally chic cousin of the bob hairstyle gives you plenty of styling possibilities. One of these is by creating a wavy lob. First, apply mousse on damp hair to give it volume, then blow dry your hair. Make soft waves using a curling iron. Don’t forget to apply some heat protectant on your hair before styling to avoid heat damage

7. Long and Layered Japanese Hairstyle

Japanese hairstyles: Asian woman with long dark brown layered hair with bangs wearing a white shirt
Gorgeous waves go well with layered hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Having layered hair is like having different hair lengths all at once. Make sure your hair is free from flyaways and frizz. Iron the tips of your hair inwards to give your hair beautiful, curvy ends.  If you have bangs, iron them as well so they rest beautifully on your forehead. When done, scrunch your hair to show off your layers. This can also be a great ‘do if you have naturally fine hair to add an illusion of volume.

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8. Brushed-Back Curls

Japanese hairstyles: Woman with curly hair Japanese hairstyle
Brushed-back curly hair makes for a great party hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

If you have natural curls, lucky you! But if you don’t, these steps will teach you how to achieve curly hair. Feel like a modern, empowered woman with this hairstyle. This is also a perfect party look. And instead of letting your curls cascade down your back, put your hair on the side to make your hair look sexy.

9. Messy Chin-Length Bob

Messy down do: Japanese hairstyles
This messy ‘do gives your hair texture and movement. Credit: iStock

The messy look is perfect for when you’re running out of time to prep in the morning or if you want a #wokeuplikethis look. To style, blow-dry while scrunching your hair with your fingers to give your locks texture and volume. You can also use a flat iron to make shallow waves on your short hair.

10. Updo With Full Bangs

Japanese hairstyles: Woman with casual updo
This updo exudes a sophisticated vibe. Credit: iStock

You can also put your hair up. If you don’t know how to create updos, you can start with a simple ballerina bun. You can play around with this hairstyle by loosening some sections of your hair so they don’t rest too tightly on your scalp, giving you a more laid-back look. Complement your bun with blunt bangs to complete this Japanese-inspired look.

11. Double-Bun Updo

Japanese hairstyle Asian woman with a bun hairstyle wearing a jacket
Give an edgy twist to your bun hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

This quirky Japanese hairstyle for females consists of two buns. To create this hairstyle, gather a section of your hair from your hairline up to your crown and put this in a bun. Then, tie the rest of your hair into a low ponytail, but don’t pull your hair all the way through to create a low, messy bun.

12. Half Updo With Wispy Bangs

Japanese woman in a business suit with brown hair with bangs smiling
Add wispy bangs to make a half updo look fresh and trendy. Credit: Shutterstock

Wispy bangs make any hairstyle trendy and more relaxed. They’re also easy to style as they don’t need to be perfect. Wispy bangs go well with a half updo or a layered down ‘do, so style away!

13. Side Ponytail With Bangs

Asian woman with long brown hair in a low ponytail with bangs
Keep your bangs in good shape with a few spritzes of hair wax. Credit: Shutterstock

If blunt bangs are too high-maintenance for you, go for side bangs to frame your face while sporting your favorite hairstyle. Even a simple side ponytail can have more impact when you jazz it up with side bangs.

14. Textured Bob With a Side Part

Japanese woman with brown short wavy hair smiling
Got thin and flat hair? Add textured waves to make it look thicker. Credit: Shutterstock

You can also go for a textured bob if you don’t want to go all out with your waves. Create these shallow waves on your short hair for added texture using a flat iron, then simply scrunch your hair to style. Don’t forget to part your hair on one side to give your hair more volume.

15. Big Textured Waves

Asian woman with long dark brown wavy hair
Long textured waves make a down ‘do look relaxed and laidback. Credit: Shutterstock

If sleek and straight hair is all about looking polished, a long textured wavy down ‘do is all about creating a chic and laid-back look. You can curl random sections of your hair and just finger-comb your strands to finish. This look goes well with a medium brown hair color like cinnamon or ash brown, so you might want to try these hues, too.

16. Vibrant Blonde Hair With Bangs

Asian woman with short blonde hair
Add personality to your ‘do by getting sunflower blonde hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Turn heads and make a statement with bold, blonde hair! Pair it with a short haircut with bangs to create a quirky look that’s full of personality.

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17. Half Ponytail with Bangs

Asian woman with half ponytail with bangs wearing a red striped dress
Add a bit of oomph to your everyday look with a quirky half ponytail hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

You can do this hairstyle on both medium-length and long hair. Just tie the upper section of your hair into a high half ponytail and style your bangs with your fingers. You can make your half ponytail a bit messy to add texture and character to your whole look.

18. Wrapped High Ponytail

Asian woman with long hair smiling
Use a bright-colored ribbon to create a fun Japanese haircut look! Credit: Shutterstock

Make your half ponytail unique by wrapping a ribbon or a rope hair accessory around it. To create this Japanese hairstyle, tie your half ponytail close to your hairline before wrapping it. Easy, right?

19. Blunt Lob With Baby Bangs

Asian woman with straight lob with baby bangs wearing sunglasses and a jacket
A blunt lob with baby bangs gives you a high-fashion vibe. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’ve had long hair all your life, getting this Japanese haircut for females can be the makeover you didn’t know you needed. Nail it with shiny hair—a drop of hair serum can do the trick!

20. Short Hair Half Updo With Side Bangs

Asian woman with short hair in a half updo
This easy half updo can help disguise a bad hair day. Credit: Shutterstock

Look chic but laid-back while working from home with this hairstyle. And if you have naturally wavy hair, say hello to instant texture! Got overgrown bangs? Finger-comb them towards the side of your face.

21. Messy Layered Lob

Japanese woman with a brown layered lob wearing yellow sweater
Nail a messy look by scrunching your layered hair. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re worried about your hair looking flat and limp, get a layered, Japanese haircut. A layered lob is a pretty manageable length. Just scrunch your hair and embrace the messy look!

22. Down ‘Do With a Wide Headband

Asian woman with long hair with a wide headband wearing a jacket and denim shorts
Style your hair quickly by wearing a pretty headband. Credit: Shutterstock

In a rush? Wear a wide headband, and you’re all set! It works on any hair length. A wide headband also keeps hair off your face so you can concentrate better on your tasks. You can even use old scarves as your headband.

23. Bucket Hat on Long Japanese Hairstyles

Japanese hairstyle: Asian woman wearing a hat and a denim jacket
Create an IG-worthy look in a snap by putting on a bucket hat. Credit: Shutterstock

Not in the mood to style your hair? Wear a bucket hat to create a casual, street-chic look.

24. Half Updo with Scrunchie

Side view of a Japanese woman with a half ponytail wearing a white blouse
Add color to your ‘do by tying your hair with a scrunchie. Credit: Shutterstock

Do you find hair elastics or hair ties too plain? Use a scrunchie to tie your hair. Scrunchies come in different colors and patterns, so there’s bound to be one that suits your personality. It also adds a ’90s touch to your half updo or ponytail.

25. Short Hair With Long Sides

Asian woman with a Japanese hairstyle wearing sunglasses
Leave the front sections of your hair longer to make your short ‘do unique. Credit: Shutterstock

Get a different kind of short hair by deliberately leaving the front sections of your hair longer than the rest. If you want to see if this Japanese haircut suits you, you can put your hair in a low ponytail or low bun while leaving the front sections loose.

Now, it’s time to turn Japanese! Bookmark this page so you can easily go back to it when you’re in need of trendy hair ideas.