Latest Trendy Asian and Korean Hairstyles for Men 2019

Updated on January 22, 2019

Trendy Hairstyles for Asian Men

Growing up as an Australian-born Chinese kid, I've always had trouble finding the right style for my hair. When it comes to hair trends, Caucasian styles tend to be difficult to replicate simply because of different face types and hair textures.

However, it's not the end of the world. When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade! For Asian men, there are many options out there. Don't give in to the stereotypical Asian bowl cut. There are, in fact, lots more that we can achieve with our hair. But make sure that the style fits you!

Hair Style Ideas (Photos Below)

Short and slick, fringe to the side
Dandy medium fringe-up
Short two-block cuts
Medium two-block cuts
Pretty boy
Curtain fringe
Curtain fringe

Short and Slick

Starting off with a more mature look, we have a cool hairstyle suited for a business meeting or a semi-formal party. The technique for this style is quite simple. The hardest part is the fringe/bangs, but by applying some strong wax backwards with fingers (as opposed to a comb), the fringe will lie back and look natural.

Dandy Medium Fringe-Up

Click thumbnail to view full-size

This style features short sides and back, but hair on the crown is left fairly thick to create a "dandy" look. (A "dandy," by the way, is just a man who is very interested in looking good!) In the photos above, the crown hair has been permed to create the extra volume and texture. The fringe/bangs are lifted up using wax to create more volume.

Two-Block Cuts

This particular style has become a crowd favourite with young Asian men. I see many guys around my university with variations on this style. With a two-block cut, the sides and lower back are shaved or cut very short and thin, while the crown hair is left short (but not as short) or medium in length.

What's great about the two block cut is that you can be very creative about how you to style your hair. Keep the fringe straight, up, or even curl it to create a more "hipster" look.

Short Two-Block Cuts

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Medium Two-Block Cuts

Click thumbnail to view full-size

The Mohawk

This is a classic style that has evolved over time. What started out as a punk style has become a mainstream Asian look. Notice how the two-block cut took influence from the classic Mohawk.

There are many types of Mohawks. You don't have to copy Super Saiyan 3 (like the first photo below) to look great in this classic style. This cut looks good with short or long spikes and short or longer sides.

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Various Short Styles

Short cuts are great if you don't want to spend a lot of time on your hair. Care for these looks is simple: regular wax and hairspray to set the fringe the way you like it.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Smoking's bad...mmkaay
Smoking's bad...mmkaay
Smoking's bad...mmkaay

The Curtain Fringe

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Changmin rocking that Trunks hair
Changmin rocking that Trunks hair
Changmin rocking that Trunks hair

This style is getting quite a lot of attention lately. I first saw it on Changmin in a TVXQ music video. It's not really my taste; it reminds me too much of Future Trunks' horrible hair from Dragon Ball Z.

K-Pop and Other Medium Styles

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Medium-length hair seems to be the go-to length for many guys. There is enough room for creativity, but maintenance is easy. Some styles, including K-pop, involve perms for texture and volume.

Long Hairstyles

In my experience, long hair can be a big hit or miss. It either makes a guy look really good or really bad. It's high-maintenance and correct styling is essential.

The classic, straight anime look involves one straight side and one permed side. Use a hair-straightener on the straight side and a perm on the other (not the back). Temporary perms can be created using a hair-straightener by twisting and twirling.


Pretty Boy

I don't know the official name for this style, but I first saw this look on a Korean drama called Boys Over Flowers. In the show the main characters are called "pretty boys," so I've called it that ever since. Plus Kim Hyun Joong (one of the actors in that drama) rocks this hairstyle and he is the pretty boy in Korea.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Kim Hyung JoongRoll like a buffalo
Kim Hyung Joong
Kim Hyung Joong
Roll like a buffalo
Roll like a buffalo

More Long Styles

Click thumbnail to view full-size

What hair length do you prefer?

See results

Questions & Answers


      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • profile image


        2 months ago


      • profile image


        4 months ago

        Nice I want to have a Korean hair style

      • profile image


        4 months ago

        Who's that guy in the pic....??? really wanna know his name...!!! COZ HE IS SO HOT..!!!

      • profile image


        7 months ago

        What’s the name of the haircut on the top picture

      • profile image


        12 months ago

        Yes it is cool

      • profile image


        3 years ago


      • profile image


        4 years ago

        Yes but very hffch bffgvj


      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

      Show Details
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)