Looking for cool, new Asian men hairstyles? Then, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re an Asian guy, you probably find that your hair is thicker and coarser, and while that may mean it can be more stubborn to style, your natural texture does lend itself perfectly to all manner of cool, creative and unique looks.
With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that many Asian men are trendsetters in the hair stakes – often bringing innovative and stylish new hairstyles to the world’s attention. Here’s our run-down of some of the hottest Asian men’s hairstyles you should try now.
1. Spiked Mohawk
We love this rebellious, yet put-together style that will work really well on Asian hair. Use your thick locks to your advantage as you sculpt the right length. You can also increase the edge factor of this look by shaving the back and sides of your hair. Keep that hawk together with some pomade, like Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture Molding Paste .
2. Short and Tight Crop
A cut like this has an extremely classy look. A huge benefit: Short and tight crops allow you to show off your facial structure as it accentuates your features. To make a look like this less serious and more relaxed, rough dry before styling to create texture and a more tousled feel.
3. The Pompadour
With our without a fade, the pompadour hairstyle is one of the most popular short Asian hairstyles to try. Asian hair usually falls on the fine or super straight end of the spectrum, so achieving hairstyles like this can seem tricky, but it can be done. To recreate the look, use a pomade on dry hair to give your style hold and control. Smooth some Axe Natural Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade throughout your hair to slick it back. Next, use a fine-toothed comb to remove any excess and to evenly distribute the product throughout hair. Finally, use the tail of your comb to lift your top section at the root to create your pomp, and you’re done!
4. Layered Combover
A layered cut like this can be worn more than one way. One option: styled to the side with bangs or an offset part. Another option: Comb it over, as above. To get the combover look, use Dove Men + Care Sculpting Paste to sleek your hair over to one side. Editor’s note: Go easy on the product application if you want volume.
5. Textured Combover
Give your fine hair a boost of texture with a style and cut like this textured combover. Axe Spiked Up Look: Styling Putty is your weapon of choice when it comes to styling a look like this. Use the product to create sharp, spiky styles with the right amount of definition and hold.
6. The Man Bun
The man bun has quickly become a modern day classic that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Whether you opt for a full man bun or a man bun undercut, this style is an easy option for rocking your longer hair in a way that’s either more grungy or more polished depending on the rest of your look.
7. Add Some Color
Have a little fun with color and consider dyeing the top layer of your hair another shade. Go bold with a vibrant hue of red or consider something more subtle and only stray one or two shades from your natural color.
8. Polished Hair
Similar to the fade but with a slightly more dignified air, this on-trend style is a great way to rock longer hair while still being school or work appropriate.
9. Slicked Back
Wet hair has been making a comeback everywhere lately and this look is super easy to recreate with the right products. A few generous pumps of the Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to saturate your hair without going overboard. As one of our favorite trendy Asian male hairstyles, it’s best suited for a night out.
10. Buzz Cut
Because Asian men’s hair is typically straighter and thicker in dimension, those who want a super low-maintenance hairstyle should go for an ultra short, shaved cut, a.k.a the buzz cut. To achieve this look, ask your barber to keep it tight all over, but don’t be afraid to request for a little extra length on top if you want a more defined overall shape. And because it needs minimal styling, this Asian men’s haircut is perfect for busy guys on-the-go, too.
11. Long Choppy Bangs
With its distinctive, choppy long fringe and relatively long, layered sides, this on-trend look is also incredibly easy to style – which is always a bonus! This medium-length haircut has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to the many K-Pop stars who’ve made this boyish, bangs-anchored look their cut of choice.
12. The Half-Mun
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the popularity of the man bun – and did we mention it looks great on Asian men’s hair, too? Cool and contemporary with a traditional twist, this half-up, half-down mun suits all face shapes, but is particularly ideal for gents with more angular features or strong jaw lines.
13. The French Crop
In spite of its name, the French crop is actually a really universal style – and it suits Asian men’s thicker, coarser hair textures perfectly. For those after a hairstyle that requires minimal styling efforts, you can’t go wrong with this classic, masculine cut that essentially involves traditional short back and sides. The top is usually kept slightly longer, and can be combed forward into a fringe.
14. Curly and Wavy Layers
Get a natural-looking curly or wavy hairstyle by raking Axe Natural Look: Softening Cream through your wet hair. With this hairstyle, layers make the look. If you don’t already have a set of layers, ask your stylist or barber to create shorter layers at the crown of your head. Asian hair falls on the sleek and straight end of the spectrum, so don’t be afraid to whip out a flat iron. Yes… a flat iron. Many Asian men employ hairstyling tools to achieve the look they’re after. Bump the ends of the layers with the iron and use your fingers to muss it up.
15. Bright Colored Hair
Blonde or blue or maybe even pink? Whichever hue you choose, dyeing your hair is up to you and your mood. Many Asian men love to change the color of their hair quite often. But know that on dark hair, the hair must almost always be bleached first to obtain the hair color you want. Give it some thought before making a drastic change. When you’re ready, make sure to keep your hair’s overall strength intact with a wash and care system like Dove Men + Care Fresh and Clean Fortifying 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner.