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Top 50 Trendy Asian Men Hairstyles 2022

Examples of the most handsome cuts that will help you to pick the matching one just for you

Depending on who you ask or what topic you’re discussing, the Asian continent can have anywhere from 45 to as many as 53 countries. That covers at least 2300 languages and nearly 5 billion people. And with this much diversity, categorizing Asian hair might be a challenge. It can be anywhere from thick to soft and wavy, to curly and coiled (especially in South Asia and the Middle East), to silky and straight, and so much more. And with differing weather in each point of the continent – think the heat in the Middle East, four seasons in China, Japan, and Korea, and tropical in Southeast Asia, hair textures also adapt to it.

The beauty of this diversity is that there is no one mold that fits all – and with countries like Japan and South Korea at the forefront of cutting-edge fashion (which includes hairstyles and haircuts, of course), there is no need to look further. And these aren’t only for females. Asian men have the same multitude of choices when it comes to hair. In fact, these countries seem to be the trendsetter nowadays, with their influence spanning not just Asia but Western countries as well.

Asian hair might be difficult to categorize, but there seems to be one consistent trait that the hair shares with the whole continent – and that is the hair being thicker and stiffer but with less hair per square inch on the scalp. Taking that into consideration, here are the top 50 trendy Asian men’s hairstyles for 2022 that will hopefully withstand the test of time.

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Low Key Subtle Fade
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Low Key Subtle Fade

There’s really nothing low key about this guy’s look. The nose ring screams bad boy, while the fade shows off the tattoo on the side of his head.

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Neat Side Part
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Neat Side Part

It’s the extra long sides that give this Asian hairstyle a classic look to it. While you’ll need a little more time getting ready in the morning, you’ll have a formal style guaranteed to impress even the pickiest boss!

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Undercut Wavy Afro Feel Hairstyle
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Undercut Wavy Afro Feel Hairstyle

This one is quite a unique take on Asian hairstyle where we see a lot of afro influence with hair slightly waving and undercut on sides. The excess volume adds to the style of it where it spreads in all directions.

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Dropped Tapering with Faded Temple
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Dropped Tapering with Faded Temple

Is this a pompadour or a quiff or a brush-up? What if I say it is a mix of those three and even better with that high fade with slight drop fade sides. Moreover, if you see the temple is faded and very subtly the line up has a thick texture, too much to handle ha!

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Street Style Mushroom Cut and Undercut
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Street Style Mushroom Cut and Undercut

Tattoos used to be only for gangsters in Asia, but now it’s hard to find anyone below the age of 30 without a few. This mushroom cut on top and skin undercut below match this man’s rebellious attitude perfectly.

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High Taper Low Faded Chill Hairstyle
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High Taper Low Faded Chill Hairstyle

Medium length is very much attractive when rocked perfectly. The sides are high tapered with low fades. The lineup here is very sharp and that is what brings more attention to the detail. That being said, the top is laid straight in a very chill manner.

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Triangular Brush Up
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Triangular Brush Up

Asian men’s hairstyles are all about taking the ordinary and making it a bit fancy. The triangular brush up on the front here does just that.

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Drop Fade
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Drop Fade

Skin fades are all the rage in Asia now. This drop fade goes about halfway up his head and takes a few years off his age.

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Levelled French Crop
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Levelled French Crop

Sides are taper faded with a drop fade makes it all better. Next up, the top is thin-haired and has a receding hairline. The short french crop texture makes it perfect with a beard taking care of the rest of the face.

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Clean Taper Fade with Straight Top
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Clean Taper Fade with Straight Top

Dying hair with a bit of blond and brown is very popular now for Asian men. With the tight near-perfect taper fade, straight top, and earring, this guy knows he’s going to get some attention.

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Some Burgundy Undertone and Mullet
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Some Burgundy Undertone and Mullet

How can we not have mullet, also this one is not the usual one, the longer and thicker texture makes it such a sleeker one with the sides being drop fade certainly add that extra layer. Moreover the french crop on the top with that burgundy low key dye, just makes the whole look ten times better.

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Rough Hair Pushed Back
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Rough Hair Pushed Back

Rolled brush up is the gentlemen’s trend. The fluff is by hair dryer with some product. The taper fade is quite sleek and the temple fade towards the end is just a clean look approach. It perfectly goes with the clean shave look.

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Braids or Dreads? Both Please
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Braids or Dreads? Both Please

Braids combined with dreadlocks make a very unique look like the one we see here. The undercut in these styles is inevitable because that makes everything quite neat. The controlled taper on the sides is just a sweet touch.

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Blown Out Brush Up
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Blown Out Brush Up

What do we look at? The jawline, hairline, or that neat brush up. The blown-out style of this look is very trendy with the temple being low faded and then dropped fade overall. The nice touch of thin stubble is neat.

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Tape Up Haircut With Heavy Bangs
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Tape Up Haircut With Heavy Bangs

Similar to the Park Bo Gum haircut in this article, this style is a variation of the tape up that doesn’t use the taper to go all the way down to the skin noticeably. Instead, it blends the hair ever so smoothly on the sides as it connects to the top and back.

The difference here is that the fringe and top are cut differently. This is a fringe and top-heavy hairstyle with loads of texture on top, this is done to bring movement to straight hair.

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Short Mullet

Short Mullet

Male Asians have relatively smaller faces than other ethnicities, and a full-on mullet, while it might work for some, doesn’t work for all. And when you think your face is being overpowered by a full mullet, opt for a short one. It would frame your face better.

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Thin Temple, Pointy Line Up
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Thin Temple, Pointy Line Up

The thin temple here with the ever-so-slight sideburn plus a line behind the ear is very hip in hotspots around Asia. The ruffled top and pencil-thin mustache are also nice accessories.

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Swiftly Tapered Sides with Side Swept Top
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Swiftly Tapered Sides with Side Swept Top

Asian men have long been known to have thin hair. This look, with the thick top swept to the side and tapered sides, makes this guy’s hair very full.

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Zhang Kai's Medium Crop and Side Part
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Zhang Kai's Medium Crop and Side Part

A tuxedo for a formal event can make any man shine. Here, Zhang Kai looks playful with a wispy medium crop to go with his side part keeping it lighthearted-casual all the while pulling off an incredibly sophisticated look.

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Slicked Back Undercut
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Slicked Back Undercut

Who says the legendary undercut can’t work for Asian guys? This carefully slicked-back style is ultra cool, and definitely not too difficult to pull off!

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Wild Child

Wild Child

If you would like your hair not to be so simple, but to be a little more edgy, then this hairstyle is the perfect one for you! This pointy and wacky hairstyle with short straight sides will be the hottest of 2017. A perfect example is Korean star Kim Sung-Kyu who rocks the style without any effort, whatsoever.

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College Boy

College Boy

This is one of my current favorite Asian men hairstyles. With a medium length fade with a long top and extremely short sides, this hairstyle is sure to attract some attention from the right people. Do not forget to brush the top of your hair to the side (which is very similar to an undercut) to give it the added look.

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Jin's Messy Curtain Hair
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Jin's Messy Curtain Hair

Even though the BTS member can be notorious for his colorful hair dyes, we see him here with a more natural and reserved look that favors his features.

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Textured French Crop with Taper
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Textured French Crop with Taper

This crisp French crop works perfectly with a clean shave to create the ultimate Asian guys’ hairstyle. The high taper really kicks it up a notch, too.

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French Crop with Straight Bangs
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French Crop with Straight Bangs

Here’s another French crop in action — just this time a little more free-flowing. The messy, unkempt sides and top make this an easier style to pull off day after day.

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Tapered Classic Slick Back
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Tapered Classic Slick Back

This classic slick should fall into every Asian guy’s classy hairstyle repertoire. Whether it’s for the club or church is up to you, but how will you style the sides?

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Messy style with a disconnect undercut
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Messy style with a disconnect undercut

This wild, messy style with long locks on top is perfect for the younger crowd. Trimmed sides help to make the most out of a simple face shape.

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Asian Mid Part with Sharky Temple

Asian Mid Part with Sharky Temple

No wonder mid-parts are fancy, but this is one step ahead. That temple just made it fancier. The top is thin-haired while it is kept decently long with a small fluff on the part. The temple here is the show stealer with a sharky shape, and longer neckline hairline hair makes it poppy.

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Side Swept with Taper Fade
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Side Swept with Taper Fade

Sweep any haircut off to the side and it’ll look good. Here, though, the quiff is carefully architected for added style points!

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Tapered Classic Cut
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Tapered Classic Cut

Brushing a crew cut forwards is an easy way to create the French crop vibe in shorter haircuts, and we love how it looks with these close-cut, tapered sides.

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Classic Taper
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Classic Taper

A simple tapered style will work for anyone. Here, a little bit of gel is used to create extra volume and slightly more exciting curves, but you can play with this cut however you like.

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Highlighted Middle Part
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Highlighted Middle Part

Never have I ever seen this much retro panache all into one, the strict mid part keeps both sides apart with that thin-haired pocky brush up it stands tall and stiff. That stiffness comes from hair products and that dye in that latter half of the strands makes everything work just fine.

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Choppy Medium Fringe and Medium Fade
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Choppy Medium Fringe and Medium Fade

More and more Asian men are becoming models, and the messy hair pushed forward also known as medium fringe is currently the look. The medium fade also shows a lot of style here.

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The Messy Medium

The Messy Medium

The Messy Medium hairstyle is the traditional Japan/Korean undergraduate look. It is a medium length messy hairstyle that has a lot of jazz. With using a few products such as Gatsby hair wax is completely essential to getting the school-boy look with this hairstyle.

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Park Bo Gum Classy Tape Up
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Park Bo Gum Classy Tape Up

Park Bo Gum is a South Korean actor and singer sporting a variation of the tape up we tend to see a little less of.

The style here follows the classic lines in terms of where the taper starts but pushes by an inch or so where it ends. The top is lightly textured at the sides and connected by a much more noticeable top-side taper. We love to see it!

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Fluffed Side Part with Low Fade
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Fluffed Side Part with Low Fade

The volume here is the protagonist with side brush having that fluff is the real show-stealer. The taper on the sides is just enough to keep the show going. The thin part here clearly defines the top to the side.

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Silent Taper Fade
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Silent Taper Fade

Speaking of shorter, brushed hairstyles, this tapered classic is an easy Asian guy hairstyle to fall in love with. It really shows how a little bit of texture can elevate any old style!

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Side Brushed Mullet with High Faded Line Up
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Side Brushed Mullet with High Faded Line Up

Not one of your usual Asian hairstyles. This one has a lot of retro perspective to it. The top is layered with a lot of side brush. It could have been slicked back but has a lot of fluff to it. The tapered lineup makes it slicker and more fun.

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Samurai Bun

Samurai Bun

With the extreme popularity of the man bun hairstyle, it is only fair if we go straight to the origins! This variation of the style features a man bun tied at the top, much like a top knot. The samurai bun can truly be a jaw-dropping look, especially if you have the angular facial features to pull it off.

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Stranded Top with Tapered Sides
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Stranded Top with Tapered Sides

For elongated faces, sometimes simple is better. Here, the stranded top with a slight taper on the sides and glasses show the intelligence and wit of the modern Asian man.

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Neatly Side Brushed Hair with Low Faded Sides
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Neatly Side Brushed Hair with Low Faded Sides

Sometimes gel is an Asian man’s best friend. The neatly brushed hair on top will stay in place with a dab or two of it. The skin fade adds dimension to the man’s face.

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Top Knot and Low Fade
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Top Knot and Low Fade

We can see this one mostly in the muscular dudes with that thin man bun on top, with all the hair tied tightly to it. The sides are undercut tapered usually but here it is low faded to the point where the temple doesn’t exist. The line ups are clear and sharp, don’t mess those line ups.

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Short Top Crop and Undercut
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Short Top Crop and Undercut

This is one of the most loved military hairstyles because it ticks all the boxes, has a subtle texture, the top is tough and thick, the sides are incredibly controlled and the details are paid attention to; the line up is sharp and dark with temple pocky. Lastly, the side sweep brush up is just perfect.

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Easy Middle Part
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Easy Middle Part

Long hair for days, this straight thin texture is more than what surfers dream for, it is the ultimate casual to the formal statement with that cheeky mid part. To top it off, slap on a clean look or a dense beard to balance it slightly and dye the highlights, can it ever get better than this?

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High Skin Fade
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High Skin Fade

Thin hair at its finest is something you’d say after watching hairstyle on you, taper fade the sides but remember to use size 0 clippers near the temple so looks almost like a shave but without being a shave. Next, the line up is not angular instead it is round when was the last time you saw that?

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Frizzly Thin Hair Tall Brush Up
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Frizzly Thin Hair Tall Brush Up

This could also be called the “just got out of bed” look, even though it’s not quite that easy. With a hairdryer and some mousse, brushing up makes this guy look years younger.

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Simple French Crop with Mini Fringes
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Simple French Crop with Mini Fringes

The straight laid out top is perfect to keep the volume and moreover, the sides are tapered with low fade. The temple also is faded making it sleeker and the top having a low key texture with pocky strands just makes it better. Use some hair products to keep this top.

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Chuck Chae's Side-Swept Fringe and Goatee
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Chuck Chae's Side-Swept Fringe and Goatee

Chuck Chae has the director look down pat. With his hair parted on the side and the slight goatee, he looks like he’s firmly in control whether he’s on the red carpet or behind the camera.

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Burst Fade with Side Fringe
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Burst Fade with Side Fringe

We can never get over this with this undercut side part with mid fade. The temple fade makes sides with thick volumes. Plus, the top is side swept with a thick texture. This whole hairstyle is quite wholesome and that stubble beard makes the face looks versatile.

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Wavy French Crop
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Wavy French Crop

Best part of having curly hair is that they can be long still won’t look that long but will have that girth making it look thick and this is an example of that. The sides, however, are straight-up faded and line ups are shortened. Also, those fringes are perfectly peaking at the forehead.

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Undercut Bun with Slit Line Up
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Undercut Bun with Slit Line Up

Do short curls get any better with this amount of panache? There is so much going on, sides are mid faded with line ups having slit shave. The line up is as sharp as a blade and the man bun sitting on top is just perfect. One would need a cool undercut to makes this have a manageable top.

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Centred Part with Longer Hair
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Centred Part with Longer Hair

The mid-part mixed with curtain haircut makes this one a very mature haircut. But it ain’t no easy, the sides are slightly tapered with layers. The falling strands on the forehead make this a perfect one, one cue tip, let it flow for formal occasions, and as soon as you tie it, becomes appropriate for informal conditions.

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Combed Pompadour
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Combed Pompadour

Who says receding hairline doesn’t look good? If at all, done right it looks total finesse. The combed pompadour is the one you see in those James Bond movies with that puff on the top that makes face look long. The line up due to hairline adds to the aesthetic and makes it look fuller.

FAQs

What hairstyles look good Asian men?

Most Asian men wear their hair short – which could be because of the heat majority of the year – so undercuts, taper fades, and pompadour would look good on Asian men. These hairstyles are easy to maintain and offer enough flexibility for different styling.

Is Asian hair different to cut?

It is different to cut but not too difficult. With training and experience, it becomes muscle memory. For example, an experienced Asian-American barber, Steven Tang, says in an interview with LA Times, “The back of the head has to be cut a certain way so it doesn’t stick straight up.” To do this, their barbers are trained to “flow like water” over bumps and ridges, contouring cuts to different head shapes – as Asian men tend to have.

How do Asian men style their hair?

Asian men style their hair in various ways. Those who prefer to wear their hair short usually choose between having a longer top (which can be styled either slick back with gel or parted and flowing to the sides) or a short top, which is left as it is or can be spiked up. Those who don medium to long hair can have their hair down as it is, while some prefer a top bun. A popular haircut these days is the two-block haircut, as seen on K-pop idols.

How do you get a 80/20 haircut?

An 80/20 haircut is achieved by having short sides, but not a high fade or taper, and a relatively long top (at least 2 to 3 inches long). It then requires specific pre-styling products to be applied to the hair and blow-dry it using a diffuser. The hair should be parted 80% on one side and 20% on the other.

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