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Which Hairstyle is Sexiest?

In episode 21 of K-ON!, the girls try out a variety of different hairstyles in preparation for their class photos. One commenter, Don Kangol Jones, mentioned that he thought this was a subtle commentary on how a character's design and, by extension, personality is defined by their hairstyle. This got me thinking about past anime and manga where characters have changed their hair. One example that stuck in my mind was the final volume of A.I. Love You, where Cynthia trimmed her long locks into a bob cut that, frankly, didn't suit her at all. Although her personality technically stayed the same, she just seemed like an entirely different person based on appearance alone. I think Don hit the nail on the head; hairstyle is the most important aspect of any anime character's design.

So, what kind of anime hairstyle do you like best? And what type of personality do you think that hairstyle suits? Do the twintails make the tsundere, and do all tomboys sport short haircuts? Should an elegant bushido girl wear a ponytail, or let her flowing tresses fly free? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. Vote in the poll below, and leave your opinion in the comment section!

What's your favorite hairstyle on a sexy anime girl?

  • Twintail (21%, 20 Votes)
  • Long (Waist Length) (16%, 15 Votes)
  • Short (13%, 12 Votes)
  • Long (Mid-back Length) (13%, 12 Votes)
  • Ponytail (12%, 11 Votes)
  • Shoulder-length (8%, 8 Votes)
  • Long (Ankle Length) (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Long (Hime Cut) (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Side-Ponytail (3%, 3 Votes)
  • Drill Hair (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bald (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Pigtails (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Braided (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Bob Cut (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Buzz Cut (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Bun (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Odango (multiple buns) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

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About Jon

Jon is a Japanese culture enthusiast, professional pervert and roleplaying fanatic who appreciates flexible gender identities. He enjoys science fiction, Gunpla, classical music and Red Stripe.
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  • Long (Waist Length) FTW

  • I was conflicted between choosing short and ponytail. Both characterize the kind of tough, physical girls I pine for. But ultimately I went with short because it’s sexy as hell.

    • Anonymous

      Good for you, Jon.

      This is why we make such good friends.

  • You’re kidding right? Twintails will win hands down. Who doesn’t love a good twintails tsundere?

  • Good to see someone picked the “Drill Hair” xD

  • Long hair (waist length), because I like to play with it~

  • Guess which one I chose. :3

  • I just like the simple Hime cut. So, classic, yet so fitting.

  • A hime cut goes best with a cute but shy ghost girl. oωo

  • Someone voted for buzz cut? .__.

    • Who is what I’d like to know. o.e

  • >:| Side ponytail. Or side plait.
    I suppose a buzz cut would be pretty sexy on an army girl wearing a torn tank top and shorts showing smooth…bare..legs… O_O

    • T-that does sound really sexy. O///O

      • *nodnod*
        Ahem, I do think I’m drooling.
        Do excuse me.

      • take away the buzz cut and put twin tails and SHABAM. purrrfecto.

      • Oh, go stuff your damn twintails.

  • I chose short. Although I do love me a tsundere, the short hair of a tough; no-nonsense tomboy is to die for. Just look at that pose of Miku (4th in) it just SCREAMS attitude! *faints* 😉

  • Sexiest? definitely Long (waist length), but that doesn’t mean its my favorite.
    My favorite is probably a Ponytail or shoulder-length.

  • Vic

    Geez, I’m such a sucker for ponytails XD I don’t know why, but the bangs and the ponytail are a direct hit to my inner self.
    I guess ponytails fit for an anime character that’s friendly but mostly fun. I mostly tsundere characters, but I don’t think twintails are directly related lolz

  • Sexiest hair is usually just more hair, but twin tails are hot. And therefore my favorite. Ha! Never thought my comments would spark an article. Maybe you should do one on eyes next. 🙂

  • VXLbeast

    The Bob cut is just classic, so it seems. I like it the best. (Although Taiga in Odango was pretty much the best thing ever forever).
    Unfortunately, I am much to tired to discuss the correlation between hairstyle and personality. Gomen Nasai.

  • Miss Bipolar

    No no no, people, what’re you doing!? Why go for the typical twin tail when you can go for super sexy and sophis side ponytail?
    Gahh, you guys -thuck-.

  • Don_Tibe

    Short! Kawai!!!!

  • Don_Tibe

    Short! Kawai!!!!

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