If you’re sporting perpetually straight Asian hair types, 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:
13 Hairstyles for Straight Asian Hair Types
We get it, finding trendy hairstyles that are easy to do and work with your hair type can be a challenge. However, there’s no need to worry, we’re here to help you find the best hairstyle for you.
1. Slicked Over
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 Dove Men + Care Well Defined Taming 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 AXE Messy Look: Matte Wax. Place some wax on your fingertips, and then you can pull and sculpt sections of hair however you like!
8. Messy Beach Hair
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
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
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
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 accenting it with some shaved sides. The overall look is pretty subtle, but we’re big fans.
12. Buzzed Hair
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
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!
Whether you choose a gelled look or updo, there are many ways you can style straight Asian hair types.