Punky Japanese Hairstyles

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Punky Japanese Hairstyles
Japanese Anime cartoons drive some rockabilly Japanese hairstyles of today. (Punk Girl image by Infs from Fotolia.com)

Japanese men and women enjoy the fastest growing hair, according to Loreal Hair Science--which helps those Asians who want long, punky Japanese hairstyles, like the mullet or a rockabilly look. Asymmetrical cut and colour are emphasised more than length when Japanese choose the Harajuku hairstyle, but all three types can sport wild colours, fringe and unique cuts and shapes.


The Harajuku style was brought to America's attention by singer Gwen Stefani, as she addressed this aspect of Japanese culture and style in her song "Harajuku Girls." This Japanese style includes asymmetrical haircuts, sometimes referred to as Emo and Indie. These hairstyles can range from sheared on one whole side to long on the other--and many variations in between, including staggered lengths and heights. These styles boast wild and vibrant hair colours like green, red, blue, purple, silver, pink, ash and even a golden blond, according to Zimbio.


Japanese hairstyles for men and women or boys and girls all tend to exhibit diverse angles in their hairstyle, regardless of the length, including the rockabilly style. Sideswept fringe are a big favourite, drawing attention toward the eyes, making them look larger, like the Japanese cartoon characters known as Anime. Lengths in rockabilly style vary as they do in Harajuku, but this style allows for a lot more personal preference in length, favouring longer hair over short bob-like or medium-style cuts. Rockabilly is more of an unkempt look and has a longer, more artistic look to it. Japanese Anime characters have some of the long, coloured and spiked versions of this hairstyle.


The mullet is the punky hairstyle that gives the wearer the rock star look. But not everyone can wear this style, since it looks best on someone who has an even head. The hair is left long in the back of a mullet, with the top head hair cut short, according to Ultimate Cosmetics. Punk hairstyles like the mullet can vary in length in the back. Some mullet wearers prefer bold and bright colours added to their hair, to emphasise and draw attention to the stark difference between the short hair on top and the longer hair in the back. It isn't uncommon for two colours to be used, one for each section. The mullet differs from the rockabilly, as the rockabilly style can have longer hair on top and hair all over the head, whereas the mullet limits the longer hair to the back and nowhere else.

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