13 Different Looks to Amp Up Straight Asian Hair Types

Check out these new ways to wear your straight Asian hair.

If you have perpetually straight hair, sometimes it may feel limiting, especially as a guy. Though it may be frustrating at times (or maybe not), there are many ways to style your hair. We think that with the right cut (and color!), you can add a lot of dimension and interest to your straight Asian hair.

Read on to check out some of our favorite looks to help you inspire to change your straight Asian hair types:

1. Slicked Over

straight asian hair types: gelled comb over style
The new take on gelled hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Just because you have straight hair doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a slicked-back hairstyle. But, instead of going for that ’80s look, try the more modern take by slicking your hair to the side. All you need is a dab of Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gel that you apply throughout your hair, and then comb over to the side. Make sure you have a nice, sharp part to accent this powerful look.

2. Mini Man Bun

straight asian hair types: Mini man bun
Mini bun, big look. Photo credit: Dvora

You know what we love? A good undercut or shaved sides. It instantly adds contrast that straight Asian hair types often need for a little change. You can wear a longer look like this in a cool little man bun. Don’t worry about the miniature size; it shows off your cool shaved sides perfectly.

3. Stylized Bowl Cut

straight asian hair types: bowl cut
Why not try a bowl cut this year? Photo credit: Dvora

Shaved sides go with just about every look, including this modern bowl cut on straight Asian hair types. Bowl cuts are the new old-school hairstyle that we’re a bit crazy about. You can get a more modern take by wearing your hair forward, getting the sharp, clean cut in front and shaving down the sides.

4. Bleached and Piecey

straight asian hair types: Bleached hair.
Use gel to create the piecey effect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Hey, there’s no reason you need to keep your natural hair color. You can bleach your hair from black all the way to blonde, just be aware that it will take a while. You’ll likely also get the added benefit of bleach giving you a rougher hair texture. You may just find that your straight hair is more wavy or textured after bleaching.

5. Extra Long Hair

straight asian hair types: extremely long hair.
Growing hair this long can take years. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We’re aware that growing out your hair this long will take quite a long time. But, we must admit that long hair is sexy! Just make sure you’re taking care of your long hair. A hydrating shampoo and conditioner mix can help you keep your long hair soft. Try out Suave Men 2-In-1 Ocean Charge Shampoo + Conditioner for a hydrating fix.

6. Half-Up Man Bun

straight asian hair typs: half updo
A half-up bun looks great with longer hair.

Want the dapper look of a man bun that also shows off your growing out hair? The half-up man bun is here for you. Just follow our half-up man bun tutorial to learn step by step how to create this look. Give it a try, we’re sure you’ll like it.

7. Wild Mohawk

straight asian hair types many different ways: Mohawk
A cool mohawk for the modern dude.

We couldn’t not include a fun mohawk like this! Instead of taking all of your hair up (which you can always do, too), try this wavy, sculpted look. We suggest using the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax. Place some wax on your fingertips, and then you can pull and sculpt sections of hair however you like!

8. Messy Beach Hair

straight asian hair types: Blonde beachy texture
Easy waves can be created overnight. Photo credit: Dvora

Remember how we said that bleaching your hair can change the texture? This is a prime example of that. If you like the look but don’t want to go blonde, try growing out your hair a bit and allowing your hair to dry in a loose braid. The looser the better for getting a casual, undone look.

9. Long and Low Quiff

straight asian hair types: low quiff
A slicked-down quiff is always a good idea. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Quiffs are almost always worn upwards, right? Why not try them downwards, over your forehead. With a wax or a gel, you can get a styled look by laying your hair over your forehead. This look is much edgier than your average ’50s-style quiff.

10. Casual Tousled Comb Over

straight asian hair types: Side comb over
Comb-overs never looked better. Photo credit: Dvora

This look is so classic but cool at the same time! To get this awesome voluminous comb-over, you’ll need to set the style by drying your hair. You can learn how to use a hairdryer for men by following our tutorial. It helps to have a little brush to help style your hair and get that volume at the same time.

11. Color-Blocked Hair

straight asian hair types: Color blocked hair
Color-blocked looks surprisingly modern. Photo credit: Dvora

If bleaching your hair all the way up to blonde doesn’t sound like fun, try a shade that’s just a bit lighter. Go for this color-blocked effect by just lightening the top of your hair, and accent it with some shaved sides. The overall look is pretty subtle, but we’re big fans.

12. Buzzed Hair

straight asian hair types: buzzed hair.
No hair don’t care. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Don’t like your straight hair? Buzz it all off. With no hair, you’ll cut your styling time down to nothing. It’s great for guys who like military hairstyles or just want that strong look of a shaved head. Just keep in mind, a buzz this short takes regular haircuts. So, you can either become great friends with your barber or buy a good set of home clippers.

13. Man Ponytail

straight asian hair types: Man ponytail.
Try a ponytail for a new look.

For guys with longer straight Asian hair types who are totally over man buns, try a man ponytail. It’s a similar concept, but you’ll let that tail swing free for an even more casual look. Just load up on hair ties because they disappear faster than you’d think!

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