Tired of your usual ‘do? Revamp your look with these chic Japanese hairstyles.
When searching for style inspiration, you need not look far at Western trends. Our Asian neighbors present loads of pegs and you won’t run out of choices. Case in point: Japanese women. Even their fashion basics show a sense of style. Japanese hairstyles also do not disappoint. And when you’re thinking of a makeover, you might want to try one of these to create a new look.
1. Sleek and straight Japanese hairstyle
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.
Editor’s tip: Finish by applying TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to keep your hair from looking dull.
2. Bob with bangs Japanese hairstyle
This classic ‘do really doesn’t go out of fashion. It’s also easy to style! It’s similar to styling long and layered hair; only this time, you’re dealing with short tresses. Take note, too, that most Japanese hairstyles have bangs, so get a fringe to instantly nail the Japanese look.
3. Blunt bangs
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.
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair healthy and straight by regularly using Sunsilk Expert-Perfect Straight Shampoo andSunsilk Expert-Perfect Straight Conditioner. These products are enriched with Straight Lock Technology to keep your hair straight as it dries. You need to get a hold of these because its unique formula is co-created with Yuko Yamashita, a Japanese straight hair specialist.
4. Wavy lob
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.
5. Long and layered Japanese hairstyle
Having layered hair is like having different hair lengths all at once. Make sure your hair is free from fly-aways 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.
6. Brushed back curls
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.
7. Messy down ‘do
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. Make sure that your hair is tangle-free, then spritz some texturizing spray to keep hair from looking flat and limp. Then, blow-dry while scrunching your hair with your fingers to give your locks a natural-looking ‘do that doesn’t look styled. Simple, isn’t it?
Editor’s tip: A few spritzes of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray will make tousled hair look appealing.
8. Casual updo
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 laidback look. Complement your bun with blunt bangs to complete the Japanese-inspired look.
9. Half updo with wispy bangs
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!
10. Ponytail with bangs
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 low ponytail can have more impact when you jazz it up with stylish side bangs.
11. Textured bob
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. You can wear this ‘do at work and even afterwards when you and your colleagues decide to go out for drinks.
12. Big textured waves
If sleek and straight hair is all about looking polished, a long textured wavy down ‘do is all about creating a chic and laidback 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.
Now, it’s time to turn Japanese! Come back to read more articles about the latest hair trends, products, and hair care tips.
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