Asian hair comes in all shades and styles, but our model’s classic look is what most of us think of when Chinese chic is mentioned. Films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The House of Flying Daggers have made the hairstyle very “now” – especially when it looks a little tousled or undone.


This style is best for oval or heart shaped faces, although by adding height to the crown with a little back-combing, it could also be altered to suit round faces. Typically dark hair will work, but don’t worry if you are blonde or redhead, use the right accessories and exude eastern charm.


Curly hair will not suit this sleek style however. Nor can any trace of frizziness be tolerated, so remember to condition well. If you decide to go for this look for a formal event – a great choice – give your hair a weekly deep-conditioning treatment in the preceding weeks.


After washing, blow dry hair straight with a shine serum. If you hair is even slightly wavy, use hot irons to get it poker straight and remove every hint of a kink.


Pull the front sections forward to frame the face, then comb the rest of the hair up into a loose ponytail on the crown of the head. The loose hair can be plaited or simply twisted around the base of the ponytail to form a bun. Use plenty of hairspray to hold the style in place. To finish the look, accessorize with chopsticks.