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How to Give Long, Asian Hair a New Look

Subtle to radical style shifts.
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Q: I want to change my hairstyle for a fresh look, since I've had the same style for years. My hair is medium length, very fine and thin. 

Alina wants a fresh update for her fine, colour-treated hair.

I have naturally black hair but I tried to permanently colour it several times, which is why it's dry and damaged. Could you please tell me what hairstyle would suit me? Thank you. — Alina

A: Alina, I refuse to critique your current look because there is nothing I can say to improve on your hair. 

Regardless of the condition of it, you seem to keep it looking very smooth and polished. You already have a good sense of what suits your face with balance and proportion.

So my take on a complete change of length and colour would be as follows...

Rounded bob with bangs.

You are a perfect candidate for this super-modern cut. 

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This placement of the colour and the tones would be unique for you. 

Rounded bob with bangs.

It will also frame your eyes and bone structure in a new way and draw the focus to your lips.

A side-parted bob or long bob would be a less radical shift.

Kiko Mizuhara at the 2010 Venice photocall for 'Norwegian Wood.'

Olivia Munn at the 2011 HBO Emmy Party.

If you'd rather keep it long, a low-commitment change would be getting crisp, blunt ends.

Jamie Chung at the 2015 premiere of 'Resident Advisors.'


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.

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