Hello! Sorry if this is a bit of a weird quest…

Hello! Sorry if this is a bit of a weird question but do you have any advice on how to wear short hair with hanfu (or modified hanfu)? Are there any particular accessories that might work better with short hair? Thank you so much!

Hi, thanks for the question – it’s not weird at all!

I’d like to start by saying that it’s not necessary to specially style your hair/wear hair accessories when wearing hanfu/modified hanfu – the purpose of the hanfu movement is to revive hanfu as an everyday fashion, so besides formal occasions, you can wear your hair however you like! I think wearing short hair naturally with hanfu can look really good – like in the examples below ^^: 

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With that said, if you want to wear hair accessories, one common style is to place flower hairpins/clips on one side of the head, like so:

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It doesn’t have to be flowers, either – check out the nifty phoenix (?) hairclip on the right:

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Alternatively, you can try a hair ribbon/headband for a super chic look:

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Here are some more variations on hairstyles for short hair:

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Feel free to be as creative as you want ^^:

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I listed some of my recommendations for hanfu hair accessory shops in this post, if you’re interested. Hope this helps!