33 Short Asian Hairstyles Perfect for 2021

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Thinking about changing up your hairstyle or just getting bored with your long hair? There are tons of short Asian hairstyles to give you inspiration: You can go super short, like a boy cut that’s tailored for today, pixies with lots of options, and so many more options. Before you make an appointment with a hairstylist, you might want to read this article about Asian hair, so you can get a better handle on how your hair reacts to cuts and products.

Look through these short Asian hairstyles to find one that’s perfect for you:

Tired of the same hairstyle? Check out these short looks to get inspiration for your next hair appointment.

1. Gelled Boy Cut

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Gelled to perfection. credit: indigitalimages.com

Don’t think that there’s only one way to style a pixie. Opt for a boy cut that has long bangs, add gel and go. Another way to style it sans gel is to sweep the bangs to one side or wear them pushed back with a thin headband.

2. Micro Bowl Cut

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Micro fringes shake up a bowl cut. credit: indigitalimages.com

The bowl cut has been re-defined with a micro, piecey fringe and tapered sides. This adds an edgier twist to a classic cut.

3. Short Layered Pixie

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Spike it.

Want more height, or go for an edgier look? Apply Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Cream to your pixie to create a spiky style.

4. Pixie with Blunt Cut Bangs

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The boy cut re-imagined. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Let it all hang out with blunt-cut bangs. Play with your part so that it doesn’t stay in one direction and mess it up for additional height. Keep locks in place with a quick mist of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.

5. Long Pixie Wet Look

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You can never go wrong with the wet look. credit: indigitalimages.com

Long pixies are fab short Asian hairstyles because there are so many ways to style this look. Use TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Gel to get that on-trend wet look. Without gel, you could place a barrette on one side of your head, go for a teeny pony or simply let your imagination go wild.

6. Side Part Bob

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Get sassy with a side part

Side parts work really well with both round and square face shapes. A side part on round faces can help create the illusion of a lengthened face shape.

7. Stacked Bob

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Stacked in the back. credit: indigitalimages.com

A stacked bob works well with fine and straight hair. The hair is layered and cut at an angle at the back while the front is cut without layers.

8. Blunt Bob with Fringe

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Blunt bobs can go anywhere. credit: indigitalimages.com

This bob is one length all the way around and has a thick full fringe. This is a classic look you can’t go wrong with.

9. Short Asian Hairstyles with Curtain Bangs

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Curtain bangs let you flip your look around

Curtain bangs are also known as See Through Bangs and are long bangs that come down to almost the middle of your nose.

10. Layered Choppy Lob

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The perfect combination of lob and shag. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

A cross between a lob and a shag, the layered choppy lob exudes attitude. To get that mussed, fresh out of bed style, use Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray to create that piecey texture.

11. Long Layered Lob

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Layers make your hair seem fuller. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

A long layered lob can make fine hair appear fuller. The layers can create the illusion of movement. To add some wave to your hair, use a flat iron to make loose waves. Before using any hot tool, use a protective spray like Dove Smooth & Shine Heat-Protection Spray, let it dry and then wave away!

12. Short Asian Hairstyles with a Unicorn Braid

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Who doesn’t want to be a mermaid? credit: indigitalimages.com

Place a unicorn braid at the center of your short haircut. A braid like this is unique and makes your style stand out while still allowing you to wear your hair down, showing off your new look.

13. Lob with an Undercut

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Undercuts let you be edgy or girly; your choice. Photo credit: Indigitalimages.com

Highlight your undercut by pulling hair back into a ponytail and bun combination. Or let the top layers down and let no one know about your undercut but you.

14. Structured Bob

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A sleek, structured bob makes for an edgy hairstyle. Photo credit: indigitlimages.com

Taking inspiration from the mod style period, this blunt, structured hairstyle—especially in solid hair color—complements fair undertones and soft features with its shape and frame on the head.

15. Straight Lob with Full Bangs

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Straight hair with bangs is a nice way to wear your hair.

Got straight hair? Cut your hair short and let it taper towards your face as it reaches your neck area. Then, get some full bangs for a superb look. It’s perfect for round and heart-shaped faces because the length balances out the width of the face and the bangs hide a wide forehead.

16. Short Curly Hair

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Tie your half ponytail high up your crown to style it. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you have natural curls, go ahead and flaunt it. With a short haircut like a bob, your curls maintain the bounce without looking too heavy on your head. You can even style your short curly hair in several easy ways like tying it into a half ponytail or braiding it.

17. Glam Waves for Short Hair

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Short hair with glam waves looks fab. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Add a vintage touch to your short hair by creating glam waves. This hairstyle also makes thin hair look thicker and fuller. Complete your vintage look by parting your hair on the side and adding a curled fringe.

18. Lob with Curly Tips

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Curly tips can make your hair look thicker and bouncier.

Jazz up your simple lob by curling the tips. Just use a curling wand with a small barrel to make soft curls at the ends of your hair. You can also use hair rollers if you don’t have a curling iron.

19. Tapered Cut

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Best paired with cute earrings.

If you want to keep your hair short and sweet, a tapered cut is perfect for you. It’s a ‘do that spells cute and elegant in equal measures.

20. Shaggy Short Hair

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Get a shaggy haircut for that next-level swag. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

You can also go old school with a shaggy cut. Give it coral blonde hues to make it more modern and fit for your quirky personality.

21. Bowl Cut

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Look fierce and edgy with a platinum blonde bowl cut ‘do. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re ready to experiment, a modern bowl cut is a fun way to go. It’s a hip short Asian hairstyle going around from supermodels to the most coveted influencers.

22. Ombre Blunt Cut

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Look hip and youthful with an ombre bob.

A blunt cut is not for everyone but if you’re up for it, it can add a high-fashion twist to your entire look. Just make sure you keep it free from flyaways by blow-drying or ironing it. You can also go for an ombre coloring and a textured ‘do to add some depth and variety to your look.

23. Side-Parted Waves

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Create a deep side part for instant volume.

Sometimes, even small details like a parting on the side, can instantly switch up your look. This trick will give your hair more volume and an edgier attitude.

24. Full Curls

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Command attention with impeccable curls. Credit: Hariono Halim

When creating curls, you don’t have to be shy. Go big! By styling your curls fuller, you’ll get more body, volume, and bounce. Just don’t forget to spritz on a heat protectant before curling!

25. Medium Bob with See-Through Bangs

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Follow the K-wave and get see-through bangs.

Go for a trendy short Asian hairstyles by adding see-through bangs to your bob or lob. This type of fringe looks more relaxed than full blunt bangs and goes well with straight or wavy hair.

26. Layered Medium Bob

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Use a rounded brush while blow drying to keep your layers looking great.

If you have thick hair, it’s best to go for a layered bob when cutting it short. This way, your hair’s natural volume gets equally distributed and works to give your hair some bounce. Add some highlights to enhance the look of your layers and create a head-turning ‘do.

27. Wavy Bob Short Asian Hairstyles

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Define your layers with soft waves and a bit of mess. Photo credit: Natasha Estelle

The wavy bob is a trendy hairstyle that is also easy to pull off. If you have naturally wavy hair, get a chin-length or medium bob with layered tips to prevent flyaways. You can also get a perm if you have short straight hair. But if you’re not keen on doing that, a curling iron or even a blow dryer can help you create beautiful waves.

28. Chin-Length Side-Parted Bob

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A side part makes your short hairstyle look relaxed and updated. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Similar to the sleek and straight cut, this chin-length bob features a more relaxed look that’s great for everyday wear. What’s great about this is how you can play it up to your liking—whether tousle it up a bit, try the side sweep, blow dry it, and so on.

29. Messy Textured Pixie Cut

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Go for a textured pixie hairstyle to add oomph to a casual look.

Looking for a hairstyle that has a hint of rock ‘n roll? This edgy textured pixie is the way to go. You can create small waves for texture by using a flat iron and hairspray. If you want to make this look feminine, you can wear statement earrings along with your pixie cut.

30. Center-Parted Medium Bob

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Blow dry or iron the tips of your bob inward to get rid of flyaways.

A mid-length bob is a universal look that can look good on just about every woman. What’s great about this hairstyle is how it makes you look so put together but relaxed at the same time. It is also easy to style using a blow dryer or a flat iron.

31. Inverted Bob Short Asian Hairstyles

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Inject some edge to your look with the inverted bob.

If you’re not up for a one-length Asian short haircut, go for the inverted bob. This stylish cut has short strands at the nape and longer ones at the sides. It’s a great Asian short hair idea that you can pull off, especially if you have a heart-shaped face to go with it.

32. Medium bob with Side Swept Bangs

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Keep it casual and chic with this simple but trendy ‘do!

Want a casual and simple short Asian hairstyle? Have your hair cut to a medium bob with slight layering. Then, add side-swept bangs for a chic wash-and-wear look. This type of Asian short hair would be perfect if you want something that’s easy to maintain and can be versatile for different occasions.

33. Asian Short Hair with Blunt Bangs

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Try this cute Asian school girl look.

The quintessential short Asian hairstyle is having blunt bangs along with a bob. But this is not just a geeky schoolgirl look (although that is cute, too). Make your hair sleek and shiny and you’ll a high-fashion ‘do when you look in the mirror.

Whether you want to stick to a classic look like a bob with full bangs or try a piecey pixie cut, there are so many styles you can pick from when choosing a short look.

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