15 Popular Asian Men Hairstyles to Try

All Things Hair | 24 April 2016
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Get inspired by these awesome hairstyle ideas.

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, not to mention you probably often find you’re using products in abundance, your natural texture does lend itself perfectly to all manner of cool, creative and unique looks.

With this in mind, it’s 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.

Asian Mens Hairstyles to Check Out

mohawk asian men hairstyles
Really cool asian mohawk haircut.

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 the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture Molding Paste

BED HEAD FOR MEN BY TIGI PURE TEXTURE MOLDING PASTE
asian men hairstyles short crop
One of the neatest-looking short Asian hairstyles. Rough it up for a more playful effect. Photo credit: Dvora

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.

asian men hairstyles pompadour
Opt for a cool voluminous style like the pomp this season.

3. The pompadour

With our without a fade, the pompadour hairstyle is one of the most popular short Asian hairstyles to try this season. 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 of the 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!

AXE CLEAN CUT LOOK: CLASSIC POMADE
asian men hairstyles side combover
Get a haircut that can do both! Style it back or to the side.

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. Ed’s note: Go easy on the product application if you want volume.

DOVE MEN+CARE SCULPTING PASTE
combover asian men hairstyles
A current favorite for the season: Textured styles. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

AXE SPIKED-UP LOOK: STYLING PUTTY
asian men hairstyles man bun
The modern classic we know and love. Photo credit: Dvora

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.

brown hair asian men hairstyles
Who says you can’t have fun with your hair color, too?

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.

polished asian men hairstyles
How to make longer hair look sleek and polished. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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. A few sprays of some hairspray will keep the longer strands in place.

asian men hairstyles polished hair
This is perhaps the trendiest look of them all.

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 New York Salon Care 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.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
Asian men hairstyles: buzz cut
Asian men’s hairstyles: buzz cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

asian men hairstyles choppy bangs
Asian men’s hairstyles: Choppy long fringe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Asian men hairstyles: The half mun
Asian men’s hairstyles: The half mun

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. So if you’re looking for a casual, warrior-esque take on the man bun, this one could be the look for you.

Asian men hairstyles: The French crop.
Asian men’s hairstyles: The French crop. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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. Neat, handsome and versatile enough for most occasions, it’s definitely one to try if you want to save time in the morning!

beach waves asian men hairstyles
Give your long straight hair some flavor with the help of a styling tool. Bump the ends with a flat iron.

 

 

14. Curly and Wavy Layers

On short, long or medium-length hair get a natural-looking curly or wavy hairstyle by raking Axe Natural Look: Softening Cream throughout 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.

colored peach asian men hairstyles
Take inspiration from Asian men’s hairstyles and give your hair a pop of color. Photo credit: Dvora

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 do know that on dark hair—which Asians have—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.

DOVE MEN+CARE FRESH & CLEAN FORTIFYING 2 IN 1 SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER

 

Looking for more trendy hairstyles? Check out recap of 2016 long hairstyles for men.