30+ Trendy Chinese Hairstyles

Eunice Lucero | 20 February 2018
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Welcome the year of the Earth Dog with a fresh, new hairstyle.

So, it’s the middle of February, and your first go at those New Year’s resolutions didn’t really take. We feel you; January just comes out of nowhere sometimes, and the force is strong with those post-holiday leftovers! But hey, that’s what Lunar New Year is for, right? It falls on the first New Moon of each calendar year, which means it’s a great time for a second chance at a fresh start.

Beauty-wise, if you’re anything like us, you’re probably still fresh from last weekend’s Chinese New Year celebrations and are maybe looking for quick ways to refresh your look, the second time around. Take a cue from our fave directional Chinese hairstyles to pave the way for this year’s trending hairstyles. From bowlcuts to micro fringes to sexy waves, we’re definitely looking Eastbound for the latest in cutting-edge looks. (Fun fact: China is now booming with around 400 millennials, which is five times more than the U.S. and is actually more than what the U.S. and Canada have, combined. How’s that for setting the tone for global trends?)

Read on to see our roundup of fab Chinese hairstyles to jumpstart your look for the year of the Earth Dog (loving it already, tbh!). Good luck, happiness, wealth, prosperity and longevity to all!

30+ Hot Chinese Hairstyles

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That Marcel wave tho. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. The ’20s Fringe

Channel your inner Flapper with this sultry shellacked fringe you can achieve via pin-curling.

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Split hair in the middle for a fresh, swingy vibe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Bouncy Blowout

Show off that healthy head of dark hair with a fresh, swingy blowout, parted in the middle.

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Cut your fringe straight across for a sharp, directional look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Blunt Bangs

Thick, straight hair is the best foundation for a runway-worthy blunt fringe.

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Tuck one side behind your ear for some ladylike charm.

4. One-Length Bob

A blunt, chin-length bob is popular for good reason: It’s wildly flattering on thicker, straighter hair types and also accentuates a rounder chin.

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Rounder faces get the best end of the deal with a bowlcut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Bowlcut

This classic ’80s shape is experiencing a huge renaissance today.

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Red tones flatter the yellow undertones in Asian women. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Copper

Can’t make the cut? Opt for a bright new shade instead, like this rich copper hue that livens up Asian skintones.

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Choose a more avant-garde take on curling hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Crimped

Crimps are a fashion-forward way of adding texture to super-straight hair.

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Sweep them to the side for work, wear them blown-out for play. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Full Bangs

A sexy, side-parted bang is equal parts mod and come-hither.

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A fierce look we can get behind. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Gelled Pixie

Infuse some edge into your crop by raking in some gel. We like the runway feel we get from TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Sculpting Gel.

TRESemmé TRES TWO MEGA FIRM CONTROL GEL
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Opt for a bit of a smudgier root to allow for less touchups. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Gray

The ashy trend is still going strong, and looks particularly fresh on hair with a bit of wispy texture.

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Keep it a bit imprecise for a more modern, bedhead-y feel. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

11. Half-Up Beehive

If the ’60s was your jam, you’re in luck: This updated version of the iconic volumized style is now back on the block.

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A jet-black hue sets off a pure scarlet lip like no other. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Long and Layered

Nothing beats a classic, especially when paired with a killer red lip.

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Pull hair back to showcase that trendy shave. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

13. Undercut

This shaven look can be worn up for maximum impact, or down for more conservative situations.

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This shoulder-length lob is popular, flattering and oh-so-versatile. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

14. Medium Length

Why mess with a good thing? This versatile length is truly all-occasion.

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Ask your stylist for a blunt bob that’s around lip-length. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

15. Micro Bob

Straight, dark hair shows off the angles of this chunky cut to the hilt.

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A cute baby bang is just the right accent to babyfaced features. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

16. Micro Fringe

Smooth, high foreheads can definitely pull off the baby bang, which remains one of the hottest trends of the past few years.

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We’re loving the freshness of this girl-next-door hairstyle. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

17. Natural

We love a fluffy, freshly-washed sheen! TRESemmé Thick and Full Balm helps us achieve that fuller effect too.

TRESemmé THICK & FULL BALM
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Flip your part over to the lesser-worn side for more volume. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

18. Off-Center

Playing with your part helps add volume to fine, flat hair.

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Play with wash-out or color mousse options too.

19. Dyed Crop

Want to take your short cut to the next level? Add some bright tetra hues to the bang area, which really pop against dark hair.

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Holding the barrel horizontally gives that trademark S-shape. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

20. S-Wave

Hold your curling iron horizontally to achieve this more structured curl. A tiny spritz of Suave Natural Smooth Micro Mist Hairspray helps keep the shape intact without any stiffness.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS NATURAL SMOOTH MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY
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Pair with a sooty eye for more drama. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

21. Shag

The sexy shag is one of our fave Chinese hairstyles for its innate edgy, jetsetting sex appeal.

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Keep the ends spiky for true on-trend appeal. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

22. Space Buns

Kicky and fun, and also a great look for growing out last year’s curtain bangs.

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A fun four-strand braid or a fishtail plait team awesomely with this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

23. Staticky Braid

Asian hair is typically thick and straight, and gets a bit more visual interest when paired with some texture around the hairline.

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Long, lush, straight locks are a classic for a reason. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

24. Straight

Not to say that wearing it in its full, straight, thick glory doesn’t have its rewards, as seen here.

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Hack your way to a faux bob by tucking in your ends. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

25. Tucked

Got a flyaway/split-end problem? Easy: Tuck it in, if you’re still a few nudges away from making that hair appointment.

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Looks great with spring’s resin earrings too. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

26. Twisted Updo

Paired with statement sunnies, you’re all set to traipse into spring.

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Every gal needs a sophisticated, grown-up bun in her arsenal. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

27. Twisted Low Bun

Sophistication at its most unadulterated.

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Start from a deeply-parted hairline to create a sexy, side-sweeping effect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

28. Waterfall Braid

Create a fun, basket-weave effect on your fringe with this creative braid. Click here for a full tutorial.

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These center-parted waves will be everywhere in 2018. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

29. Wavy

There’s no questioning the appeal of some ’70s disco waves, which help give rounder faces more contour.

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Loose tendrils soften any look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

30. Wisps

Chinese hairstyles benefit a lot from added texture, such as wisps, which help elevate a basic updo.

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This look is both youthful and current.

31. Wispy Bob

Take that texture to your fringe and keep the rest of your cut simple, for a look that has the best of both worlds.

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