Asymmetrical haircut flatters facial features

Angela Zhang Asymmetric Bob

My hairstylist wanted to give me an asymmetrical haircut which is basically a style where the hair does not have left-right symmetry and one side is cut longer than the other. It’s a flashback to the 80s he said, though the current trend is less drastic than the Cyndi Lauper style where one side was cropped extremely short, exposing the scalp.

I remember seeing the modern asymmetrical bob on Victoria Beckham, Rihana and more recently on Asian celebrities like Hebe Tian of S.H.E. and Angela Zhang. Although this style can be done on any types of hair length, I was a little hesistant, wondering if it can suit my age since an asymmetrical haircut would definitely give more focus to my face! I don’t want to look like some rock chick! Moreover, I’m not sporting a bob and do not wish to revert to that hairstyle.

Asymmetric cut with soft angle
In the end, my hairstylist kept to my current hairstyle but style it by cutting the hair on my left slightly shorter than my right, giving it a soft angle and showing more of my left ear as a result. He also kept my fringe long. The back is kept at a straight length at my request instead of the asymmetrical style he proposed initially.

I have to say the cut was good and I’m pretty happy with it. However, because it is now rather short, I have to work on keeping it look fuller with my Nioxin Root Lifter.

asymmetric haircut

Asymmetrical hairstyle flatters facial features
I asked my hairstylist if the asymmetrical hairstyle is suitable for every face shape and his answer is that because such styles can help to flatter the face, it’s good for those with bland features. Well, I guess what he meant is that the style can make one more interesting looking. However, an extreme asymmetrical cut suits the younger crowd or those who like to look wildly different. For the rest of us, something subtly asymmetrical is good. Like having asymmetrical bangs would be interesting too.

Actually, I think it’s pretty easy to determine if the asymmetrical haircut will suit you. Just tug one side of your hair behind your ear and if you still look nice, chances are, an angled look might just work for you.


  1. Leon says:

    I had the same hairstyle when I was in School, in fact I kept it like that for a long time:)

    Leon: But now you hair is long right? ?

  2. nicole says:

    Your hairstyle looks chic! I tried this years before, but the stylist unable to deliver the result for me because I hv natural wavy curl start from ear level.

    nicole: Thanks! ? Ya, I agree your wavy curls would give a different effect. But it would be nice for other styles.

  3. prettybeautiful says:

    yeah i agree with nicole, your hairstyle looks so chic and trendy! i think i cnt go with asymmetrical haircut, i bet i will look like spongebob squarepants

    prettybeautiful: Oh thanks! That would make my hairstylist very happy too. But you have nice long hair…more styling options!

  4. parisb says:

    If I wasn’t growing out my hair desperately now, I’d try this. I’m sure my hairdresser would love to experiment this on me! ? It looks awesome on you btw.

    paris: Oh thank you! You’re making me blush!

  5. Leon says:

    Yes Sesame, now its grown very long but I am getting it cut next week. You look really sweet and I love your skin, its so radiant:)

    Leon: Thanks Leon! You’re too kind…but part of the radiance is the illusion from the flash. My skin isn’t as great. It’s got pigmentation spots! ?

  6. Sunitap says:

    You look gorgeous! Love this new style on you…

    Sunitap: Thanks! ?

  7. imp says:

    very very chic!!!! i love how it looks on u. your facial shape is great!

    imp: Thanks! ? I have to give credit to my hairstylist too.

  8. akiki says:

    oh, u looked so trendy!!!
    and so women~~

    akiki: Thank you! ?

  9. Ami93 says:

    Hi. I was wondering what angle to cut the hair on! ? much love.xo

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