5 Cool Anime Hairstyles To Try

Anime, as Westerners define it, has been popular for decades in the East, but it was perhaps not until the late 70’s that it began to gain popularity in the West. And as many different shows, books, movies and toys as there have been associated with the genre the one thing almost all of the female characters have in common is some pretty amazing hair.

As they are known for their quirky innovation, the girls and women who immerse themselves in the Japanese street fashion scene have long looked to the ladies anime for inspiration for their own hairstyles. Looking for something a little different for the warmer months we decided to delve a little into this world of anime brought to life and came up with five basic styles that capture the spirit of Japanese animation perfectly but are still not too hard to achieve.

(photo sources: tokyofashion, happytimefunblog)

Big Bangs

A chunkier set of bangs, highlighted with the pastel color of your choice can be an easy way to add a little anime to your do. If you are scared of taking the plunge into actual colored hair dye try out hair pastels instead. Thy are easy to use, relatively inexpensive and although the color they impart is nice and strong it only lasts until the next time you wash your hair.

big bangs and curly ends

Blue bunches

Bunches

Schoolgirls are a recurring feature of anime and so naturally so is that very schoolgirlish hairstyle, a pair of bunches. As you can see in the picture below though the look can be a sweet and innocent one or something a little sexier and darker, it all depends upon how you accessorize yourself around this classic style.

turquoise-bunches

red bunches

Buns

Buns also pop up very frequently in anime mainly because the bun is the traditional Japanese hairstyle and anime fans simply take the concept and add their own twists. You don’t have t have super long hair to try the look, just a little imagination, some basic styling products and a few fun hair accessories.

bun

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pink and blue buns

three buns

Two Braids

Returning to the schoolgirl theme two long braids are another easy hairstyle that can easily be given an anime twist. Again though it is less about the actual hairstyle than it is about the way you style yourself.

braids with bangs

long braids with bangs

Warrior Braid

The great thing about many of the anime tales is that women don’t just take a back seat and look pretty, they usually fight just as hard as the guys. However, this does call for a simpler hairstyle, which is exactly what this warrior inspired braid is. Not a braid at all but a simple ponytail, the sectioned look is created with simple elastics for a similar effect but without all of the fuss.

Warrior Braid

Would you try any of these looks? What anime characters have inspired your fashion choices?  Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear about your ideas!

Jennifer Smith
 

My name is Jennifer, and I am a beauty blogger who loves anything and everything to do with hair care. I am a busy, active mother, with my main interest being my family. My blog focus is on organic hair care products, but you may sometimes see the odd tidbit of other information about beauty and fashion.