Short Japanese hairstyles for women

Most Japanese women love looking put-together, prim, and proper. They usually have nice, kempt hair, with a few subtle curls if they’re feeling it. Since looking neat and tidy is a form of courtesy in Japan, it tends to run the trends for hairstyles.

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
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Japanese hairstyles are simple, yet intricate things to do. They may look like they’re easy-to-wear everyday hairstyles, but they’re still chic. These effortless, yet stunning Japanese hairstyles will surely get you a few heads turning your way even if they were done in 10 minutes.

Every woman can slay these looks without lifting 2 fingers. They’re suitable for anyone with short hair, from students, to office workers, to even those stay-at-home parents who tend to their kids most of the day. So don’t feel bad about chopping all that hair off for the summer. You’ll be looking as gorgeous as ever with these statement Japanese hairstyles.

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
Photo from @snipshair

Soft “greige” low ponytail

This first hairstyle is unique since it has a very specific color. The “greige” in its name is a combination of grey and beige, that when combined, creates an ashy shade. To get the full soft “greige”ponytail, all you have to do is comb your hair back down to the nape of your neck and tie it in place. It’s a great, simple look, good for almost any occasion.

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
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Tousled layered short bob

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
Photo from @snipshair

This is one of those short-haired hairstyles that just do a gorgeous job of making women with sharp jawlines look even better. All you have to do is get a curling iron to create soft waves. Then, pull it apart and tousle it in parts to give it a bit more body (and a personality to boot). Give it some soft, wispy bangs, and you’ll definitely be looking much younger and more radiant!

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
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Half up-do with large, statement clip

One of the most notable styles that Japan has had for many years is its large, statement clips. Usually these are cute fruits, ribbons, or even just a comically-large clip. This look is highly versatile, good for almost any face shape, and any occasion. Just put half of your hair up in a very loose half-up hairdo and put a large clip either at the back near the tie, or at the side of your bangs. It’s a great way to spice up any classic and chic look.

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
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Outward curl wet look

The nurekami (濡れ髪), or wet-hair look has been a very popular style among Japanese women for a few years already. It’s an easy look that makes the grungy, damp hair a bit more chic. It’s a great hairdo to battle that awkward length that most short-haired women have. It’s also really simple to do! All you need is a bit of water (or some gel if you’re feeling a bit adventurous) so that your hair looks more shiny than sticky. Lather the ends of your hair with either the water or gel, then pull them outwards for an early 1900s look that screams fashionable!

Short Japanese hairstyles for women
Photo from @reon.hairsalon
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