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Who says short hair can't look feminine? The best summer hairstyles for Asian women also show off your girly side. Choosing the right hairstyle for your face shape is the trick to making shorter hair work for you.
Summertime can pose a problem for Asian women. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai women often wear long, shiny hair. And when the weather gets hot, all that hair becomes a burden. Check out these styles before your next hair appointment!
While very short and slicked back hair has been traditionally considered a masculine look, it will work for you very well if you have a small nose and delicate jaw line. High cheek bones in addition will add dimension to this look. Wearing off-the-shoulder clothing styles will show off your shoulders and give the overall effect a very feminine appearance.
Chin Length Side Part Bob
The chin length bob with a side part works very well for heart-shaped faces. The body at the top of the hairstyle rounds out nicely with the wider jaw sides of the face. You can also flip the bottom tips of the hair for a flirty look.
Pixie Cut with Long Bangs
The pixie cut is another hairstyle that looks great on women with delicate features, but adding bangs allows this style to look good on you if you have a stronger jaw line as well. This is because the full bangs will balance out the fuller jaw. Wearing full lipstick and emphasizing your lashes with a lot of mascara will make this a very womanly look.
The Full Wavy Bob
A lot of Asian women will love this full bob because it shows off wavy hair that many of us find it hard to achieve. But for Asian girls lucky enough to have wavy hair, like some Koreans, this style will suit you quite nicely. This is perhaps the most feminine hairstyle you can get with short hair. This wavy style looks best on women with oval-shaped or long faces.
Pulled Back in Ribbon Twists
If you do not want to cut your hair at all, you can always just style it into a short look. This ribbon style is perfect for events such as Chinese weddings. And you don't have to be the bride to wear it, since you will be in an extravagantly formal setting. This style looks best on women with round face shapes.
Short and Curly
This short and curly style with a side part looks feminine because the curls are accentuated towards the edge of the style. This frames the face with a graceful, lightweight shape. This is another great hairstyle for a heart-shaped face.
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The Wrap-around Braid
Another great look for Asians who don't want to cut their hair short is the wrap-around braid. You get to keep your length yet still benefit from a short style by staying cool. To get this style, start a braid at the bottom of your hairline above your neck. Then simply wrap it in a half-circle above your forehead. Secure it on the other side with pins. This is a great hairstyle to wear without any makeup on for the summer. You will get to wear your hair short and you mom won't have to be upset at you for cutting your hair!
The Formal Updo
This elegant look is great to wear in the summer if you refuse to cut your locks short, especially if you need to go to a formal event. You can create this look by pulling swaths of hair over your head, and securing each of them with hair-colored bobby pins.
This can also be a sexy look you wear for your husband around the house. This style looks great on women with stronger jaw lines as well.
The Glamorous 1950s Bob
This bob is great if you already have a little natural body in your hair. This style lends itself to a feminine look because it frames the chin and emphasizes the lip area. Although this is a glamorous look, it is also perfect for the office and fuss-free enough for school. You can place tiny, decorative pins over one side of the forehead and over the ear for variety. This style will work for narrow, oval, or long face shapes because of the body emphasized at the bottom of the hairdo.
The Chic Sharp Bob
This style looks great for Asians living in the big city. Its urban look lends itself to Japanese women in New York or Chinese women in Shanghai. It's a very business-like look when you wear a suit, but it's also a sexy look with a strapless little black dress. This slightly razored bob looks great on heart-shaped faces.
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