It’s the middle of January, and in a week, we’ll be welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat. Lucky charms abound in shops and even on sidewalks. Feng shui experts have also shared tips on how to bring in good fortune this year. Aside from all these, make sure you also look your best as another page in the Chinese lunar calendar turns. Prep for the Year of the Metal Rat by checking out beautiful Chinese hairstyles you can wear as you watch fireworks light up the sky.
Rock these Chinese hairstyles
1. Double Bun
This hairstyle never fails to impress. It may look cute and playful, but wear it together with a traditional Chinese garb, and it becomes an elegant hairstyle. If you don’t know how to put your hair in a double bun, check out space buns and take it from there.
2. Pigtails for Medium Hair
You don’t need to have long hair to sport a fab hairstyle for Chinese New Year. If you have a medium bob or a lob, a pair of 90s-inspired pigtails can make you look party-ready.
Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo to make it soft and easy to style. With five flower essences, this product can also keep your hair smelling fresh all day.
3. Halo Braid
Editor’s tip: Let your updo last long by finishing with TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. This product also helps smooth out frizz, so you get a polished hairstyle.
4. Side Fishtail Braid
You can also wear a simple but dainty braid for your Chinese New Year party. Try the side fishtail braid—its seemingly intricate and delicate weaving will surely be a point of interest when you greet your titos and titas. Show off this ‘do with a one-shoulder top or dress for that added feminine touch.
Editor’s tip: Is hairfall bringing your look down? Use Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Conditioner to help reduce falling hair and minimize hair breakage.
5. High Bun
There are a couple of ways to put your hair in a high bun. You can try the ballerina bun, wherein you put your hair in a high ponytail, wrap your hair around its base, and secure the bun with bobby pins. You can also try a pageant-like updo—you make a bigger bun by adding volume to your hair. Having trouble with these bun ideas? Use a hair donut.
6. Long Hair with Blunt Bangs
Let your long hair down on Chinese New Year, especially if you have kept it soft and healthy the whole lunar year. Then, blow dry your bangs down and straight so they maintain their shape. You can also change your fringe a bit by trying see-through bangs or wispy bangs.
7. Baby Bangs
Getting a new haircut for the Year of the Metal Rat? Take the leap and get baby bangs! It’s a brave and bold way to start the Lunar New Year. Plus, it looks edgy, too! And for the rest of your hair, you can either keep it straight or create soft, round curls for your party.
8. Half Up Criss Cross
If you lean toward simple but elegant hairstyles, the half up criss cross is perfect for you. It looks great with long, frizz-free hair, so applying a drop of hair serum on your hair after styling can help you nail this ‘do.
9. Sleek Pixie Cut
Jazz up your pixie cut for Chinese New Year with a sleek, combed-back hairstyle. Then, wear hoop or statement earrings to complete your party look!
Editor’s tip: Seal your sleek pixie hairstyle with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a long-lasting hold without weighing it down, so your sleek pixie cut won’t look flat and lifeless.
10. Neat Blow Out
If you want to keep your ‘do simple, you can go for a blow out hairstyle to add bounce and volume. Create a deep side part to help make your hair look thicker. A few spritzes of sea salt spray can also help add texture and body to your down ‘do.
Wear your best clothes, put your hair in one of these beautiful Chinese hairstyles, and say hello to the Year of the Metal Rat. You may not know what’s in store for you this lunar year, but the most important thing is that you greet the new year full of positivity and hope. Kung Hei Fat Choi!