Beauty-wise, if you’re anything like us you’re looking for quick ways to refresh your look. Take a cue from our fave directional Chinese hairstyles to pave the way for this year’s trending looks, especially as Chinese New Year rolls around on Saturday, January 25.
From bowl cuts 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?)
Chinese Hairstyles to Ring In the Lunar New Year
Read on to see our roundup of fab Chinese hairstyles to jumpstart your Lunar New Year, Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!
1. The ’20s Fringe
Channel your inner Flapper with this sultry shellacked fringe you can achieve via pin-curling. This deep side part adds instant dimension and glamour to your strands and a neat low bun finishes off the look in the chicest way.
2. Bouncy Blowout
Show off that healthy head of dark hair with a fresh, swingy blowout, parted in the middle. A perfect blowout will add instant volume to your strands both at the roots and throughout the length of your style.
3. Blunt Bangs
Thick, straight hair is the best foundation for a runway-worthy blunt fringe. Talk to your stylist about incorporating more hair than usual into your fringe for a thicker and more dimensional look.
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.
This classic ’80s shape is experiencing a huge renaissance today. The bowl cut is an ideal way to opt for a short style and make a trendy statement while doing so. The perfectly blended layers make for the smoothest transition.
Can’t make the cut? Opt for a bright new shade instead, like this rich copper hue that livens up Asian skin tones. The great thing about this hue is that it works for a range of seasons and will look perfect in the winter through the summer!
Crimps are a fashion-forward way of adding texture to super-straight hair. This 2021 trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and we can’t get enough of the mermaid vibes.
8. Full Bangs
A sexy, side-parted bang is equal parts mod and come-hither. Curtain bangs are all the rage these days and we love this iteration of them.
9. Gelled Pixie
The ashy trend is still going strong and looks particularly fresh on hair with a bit of wispy texture. Pair your new hue with a layered haircut to achieve this style!
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.
12. Long and Layered
Nothing beats a classic, especially when paired with a killer red lip. This look is as glamorous as it gets and requires little-to-no style.
This shaven look can be worn up for maximum impact, or down for more conservative situations. We love a multi-tasking haircut.
14. Medium Length
Why mess with a good thing? This versatile length is truly all-occasion. It looks equal parts chic and mature and long, young, and fun!
15. Micro Bob
Straight, dark hair shows off the angles of this chunky cut to the hilt.
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.
We love a fluffy, freshly-washed sheen! TRESemmé Thick and Full Balm helps us achieve that fuller effect too.
Playing with your part helps add volume to fine, flat hair. Flip your hair over in a new direction to add instant lift at the roots. Use a bit of water to retrain the part to sit a little more easily and embrace the volume this trick brings!
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.
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.
The sexy shag is one of our fave Chinese hairstyles for its innate edgy, jetsetting sex appeal.
22. Space Buns
Kicky and fun, and also a great look for growing out last year’s curtain bangs. It’s also a great way to add some height to flatter strands.
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. Set with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 to lock this textured style in.
Not to say that wearing it in its full, straight, thick glory doesn’t have its rewards, as seen here. This style is smooth, sleek, and classic in the best way.
Got a flyaway/split-end problem? Easy: Tuck it in, if you’re still a few nudges away from making that hair appointment.
26. Twisted Updo
Paired with statement sunnies, you’re all set to traipse into the new season. We consider this look to be “instant glamour” and we can’t get enough of it.
27. Twisted Low Bun
Sophistication at its most unadulterated. Twist your hair back into a low bun for an easy and chic look that keeps your strands away from your face and off your neck. This is a perfect warm-weather style!
28. Waterfall Braid
Create a fun, basket-weave effect on your fringe with this creative braid. Click here for a full tutorial. We love the unexpected angles this look brings!
There’s no questioning the appeal of some ’70s disco waves, which help give rounder faces more contour.
Chinese hairstyles benefit a lot from added texture, such as wisps, which help elevate a basic updo.
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.
Are you thinking about trying any of these Chinese hairstyles?