5 beautiful hairstyles to wear for Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year in style with one of these top hairstyles!

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and not only is it about saying goodbye to the changing past but it is also preparing to welcome a new day. Huge celebrations are often the norm, and while many plan their clothes and accessories in advance, their hairstyle is often an afterthought. If that sounds like you, fear not as we have shortlisted the top hairstyles to help you celebrate the Lunar New Year in style.

So, if you want to make your day even more special, read on for all our favourite Chinese New Year hairstyles, whether you’re spending time gathered around a table with family or attending a parade, we’ve got your hair needs covered.

Hairstyles for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year hairstyles: Asian woman with straight hair in double space buns updo wearing traditional clothing.
Opt for a fun style this Chinese New Year. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Double buns

Looking for a fun hairstyle to celebrate the Year of the Pig? Look no further than this traditional niújiǎotóu double bun style.

Chinese New Year hairstyles: Model with dark brown straight hair in low bun with scarf detail wearing a navy blazer jacket.
Add a red scarf for style and tradition. Credit: Hariono Halim

2. Scarf bun

Reach for your favourite scarf and turn your hair into your best accessory with this chic scarf bun.

Silk scarves (especially red variations) will give your look an elegant touch that will be perfect for any festivity while respecting tradition.


Editor’s tip: Give your scarf bun a high gloss frizz-free finish with TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops. Work 2-3 pumps between fingers and smooth through lengths of dry, styled hair avoiding the roots.

Chinese New Year hairstyles: Woman with dark brown straight hair in a side braid.
Quick and easy but still just as good! Credit: Hariono Halim

3. Classic side braid

You can’t go wrong with this simple braided style for Chinese New Year. The good news is that this classic hairstyle can be worn on short, medium and long length hair and it’s super easy to create.

Chinese New Year hairstyles: Asian woman with short dark brown straight hair in sleek quiff bob wearing sunglasses and a turtleneck.
Add quiff accents to your look this Chinese New Year. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Sleek bob

If you have short hair and not sure how to give it a style update, why not take a cue from this fashionista and opt for a sleek bob with a soft quiff accent.

Use a little hair gel to get the wet look, or hair mousse to get a matte finish.



Editor’s tip: For ultimate hold and all day frizz control we love VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray. We recommend using on towel dried hair, spraying short, even bursts & working the product through your hair with your fingertips. For even more hold, spray all over your style when finished.

Chinese New Year hairstyles: Woman with straight dark brown hair in a chignon updo wearing a backless dress.
You can always rely on a chignon for any occasion. Credit: Hariono Halim

5. Chignon

Elegant styles like the chignon are always a top choice for special occasions. The timeless look can be worn in a multitude of ways, find your pick!

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