Some Asian-Canadians are embracing the hairstyles from the new wave, and some others are sticking with their roots.
The Globe and Mail’s Caitlin O’Leary has a look at the hairstyle trends of the year.
Amber’s favourite is the new haircut, which is an off-the-shelf cut that can be styled to look more like a headscarf.
Amber said the style is popular with older people, as well as with people who are looking for a more casual look.
“I like the idea of a cut that you don’t have to go out and buy an expensive wig and get in trouble for it,” Amber said.
While Amber likes the look, she’s wary of the price tag.
“It can be a little pricey, and it’s kind of like you can’t really wear it everyday,” she said.
The hairstyle is not available in Canada, and Amber said she has to shop online for the cut.
“I think if you really love it and really love how it’s done, you’ll be able to justify spending $30 for it and $100 for it if you’re in a good spot.”
Amber said people who do their hair professionally tend to look better with a more formal style.
In terms of her personal favourite, Amber has a preference for a long, flowing, messy cut, which she said is “just beautiful.”
She also loves the cut when she’s wearing a wig.
“When I’m wearing a head covering, I’ll always try to go with a wig, because I don’t want it to look like I’m hiding anything,” she explained.
But Amber said there are a lot of other hairstyles that can work for a lot more than just an overall look.
As a hairstylist, Amber said it’s important to keep in mind the style’s cultural context, which can mean looking for products with more than one look.
“For me, it’s all about making sure I don, for example, wear a wig and make a really long hair,” she told the magazine.
With files from The Globe and the CBC’s Emma Linton and The Canadian Press