Hairstyles are peculiar facets of fashion. With a bunch of incredibly thin strands of keratin, it’s almost odd to realize that we can do a lot of things with hair. As a particularly flagrant part, hair plays a great visual role in enhancing your appearance. With the changing times, the styles adapt appropriately, too.
In today’s generation, the dominating style is the Hallyu Wave. The large spectrum of cultural exports hailing from South Korea has been, of late, a big hit among the youngsters around the world. Korean music propelled the popularity of idols. But more than their music, their fashion is hitting the records high, too.
Driven by concepts, their eccentric clothes and hairstyles become fashion trends. Let’s take a good look at Korean hairstyle ideas and ride the Hallyu Wave!
Men’s Korean Hairstyle Ideas
It’s arguable that there are as many Korean hairstyle ideas for males as there are male entertainers in Korea. As trendsetters, they can dictate fashion trends simply by wearing this style.
Korean Hairstyles for Men
Korean males have a wide range of hair lengths, with some maintaining the generic male hair length and others challenging the female hair length. For all these lengths, there are a lot of possible styles listed right below, conveniently differentiated for the youngsters and for the mature ones.
Shaggy Black Korean Hairstyle
Shaggy hair is a Korean hairstyle idea that really brings out the soft appeal of men. It is a very good everyday look that is best for middle-length hair.
Brown Quiffed Korean Hairstyle
Quiffs have a professional charm with their clean look. This is perfect for keeping up with the fashion trends while maintaining a business look, and brown quiffed hairstyles tip the scale toward style over any business.
Long 4/6 Bangs
This clean 4/6 parted hairstyle invokes an air of mystery around, with the eyes slightly covered. You can look cool yet mysterious in this strong combination of hair and eye manipulation.
Long Blonde Korean Hairstyle with Dark Roots
Long hair isn’t just for women! Exceptionally long hair, especially with differently-colored roots, can look manly and mature on the crown of a male. Many people even dig long-haired men!
Man Bun Korean Hairstyle
Getting long hair fixed up into a bun is common to females, but many people like this on males too! There is a certain charm of manliness and adventure that man buns exhibit.
Long Bangs and Half-Nape Length Korean Hairstyle
Manliness will ooze out of your serious eyes when slightly obscured by bangs. Half-nape length hair also has a large room for styling, or you can just leave it be for extreme manliness.
Messily Slicked Back Korean Hairstyle
Slicked back hair is a common trope for business yet playful looks, but having it messy like this tips the scale toward play. Nevertheless, you can still rock a business suit with this hairdo.
Messy Parted Light Bangs Korean Hairstyle
It’s messy, it’s parted, and it’s cool. These light bangs serve just the perfect purpose of slightly adorning your face with complementing hair so that you can exude that suave aura.
Slightly Disheveled Quiffed Korean Hairstyle
The power of slightly disheveling your quiff can transform your business look into a sporty look. You will reek of adventurous air, ready to take on mountaintops over the weekend, with this hairstyle!
Messy Shaggy Bangs
These messy shaggy bangs have a mature feel to them, but you can still look playful with the casual appeal of them!
Shaggy Bowl Cut
It’s the infamous bowl cut, but it doesn’t have to suck. Give it a shake while maintaining the bowl shape, and slightly layered sides can drastically change your plain hairstyle to simply attractive.
Middle Length Bowl Cut Over an Undercut
Traditional bowl cuts might have looked boring, but the part in the middle, add an undercut and the scene changes drastically. This elegant and calm hairdo tags itself as a stylish business look.
Middle Length Blue-Green Korean Hairstyle
This average length strikes a balance between ease of maintenance and versatility for styling. Having them colored even expands its range of styles! This is seriously one hairstyle you can easily try out.
Messy Volumed Brown Bangs
Messy hair brings out the boy in every man. Having it in rich volume even increases the boyishness of the look.
Intensely Slicked-back Korean Hairstyle
Tread the fine line of luxury and style with this intensely slicked black hair.
Slightly Slicked Shaggy Korean Hairstyle
This street hairstyle has a casual look that can easily switch to one with a dangerous and dark feel.
Side-Parted Black Hair
Black hair has a timeless charm of elegance and prim. Growing it out a little, you can also experiment with it and express your style, like parting it slightly at the side.
Slanted Sweep Korean Hairstyle
To change the sweep up a bit, this style slants the sweep adorably and gives this look a boyish yet mature aura.
Slick 4/6 Parted Korean Hairstyle
4/6 parted hairstyles have a very fashionable appeal to them. Adding the slick to this hairstyle adds elegance and sophistication.
Slick Shaggy Side Sweep Korean Hairstyle
Shaggy hairstyles are the best in making men look youthful even in their prime years. Sweeping it to the side adds style while slicking it right maintains a business feel to the Korean hairstyle.
Slicked Back Korean Hairstyle
Even the simple slicked hairstyle can be, for all intents and purposes, a fashionable look while dealing with business matters.
Middle-Length Shaggy Korean Hairstyle with Bangs
Shaggy hairstyles are best used for middle-length hair, where the messiness can be varied and the youthful effect is on full blast. Of course, with the flexibility of the look, you can appear to be mature with this Korean hairstyle, too!
Slightly Slicked Bangs Korean Hairstyle
Slightly slicking the bangs up, making them shaggily stand and have a few strands fall back to the front can end up with a very stylish look that will make you appear youthful.
Swept Maroon Korean Hairstyle
Adding color like this maroon hue to swept bangs makes you look mysteriously suave! It also gives you a softer aura too! This is a flexible hairstyle that fits any fashion trend.
Wavy Leveled Bangs Korean Hairstyle
Take advantage of the long bangs’ waviness by folding them a bit to have middle-length-like bangs, then add your doe-eyed face, and you have an air of innocence and maturity on you.
Two-Color Side Sweep Undercut
Adding different shades in an undercut presents you with a playful look while having a manly feel to your hairstyle.
Layered and Styled Bowl Cut
Layering these bangs and the rest of the hair can give it an illusion of volume, and you can even just-style the bowl a little.
Korean Hairstyle Bangs with Volume
Some prefer to slick back their bangs to give them a strong appeal, but little do they realize that doing the opposite can also have the same effect! The aura of mystery and suave can do a good job of looking strong!
Wavy Long Bangs Korean Hairstyle
Wavy hair has a strong youthful appeal that does not impose very much on the business look. Adding color can make it look very active and adds personality, too!
Korean Hairstyles for Boys
Wavy 4/6 Parted Korean Hairstyle
4/6 parted hair is a prominent style among boys because of the ease of styling it and the crazy customizations you can do with it. Wavy hair evens goes very well with it!
Simple 4/6 Parted Korean Hairstyle
A simply styled bowl cut can look really good with a well-done 4/6 part, too!
Red 4/6 Parted Korean Hairstyle
Colored hair adds even more personality to the hair, and the 4/6 part becomes the cherry on top!
Blonde Wavy Korean Hairstyle
Growing out wavy hair can look very good with minimal effort, and adding color can make it look more fashionable.
Blonde Curtain-Parted Korean Hairstyle
Curtain parts have a more serious feel compared to 4/6 ones but still has the same boyish appeal.
Blue Korean Hairstyle
Boys have a great advantage of being able to try out a lot of hair colors. Just look at how this blue hair fits the boyish appeal very well!
Blue and Brown Korean Hairstyle Highlights
Having a dominant hair color and differently-colored highlights can look fashionable, especially with shaggy hair.
Messy Dark Korean Hairstyle
This messy Korean hairstyle can be hailed as the epitome of boyishness as it oozes such a youthful aura!
Brown Shaggy Bowl Cut
Styled bowl cuts can look really good while maintaining that innocent appeal. Cuties can push their innocence up a notch with this style, and serious lookers can soften their look with this hairstyle!
Blonde “Comma” Korean Hairstyle
Those styled bangs (the “comma”) has a youthful appeal to it that is compounded by the dark roots and blonde hair.
Side-Swept Curly Korean Hairstyle
Messy hair has an illusion of youth due to its striking resemblance to curly hair, which exhibits just as much youthfulness. Colored curly hair even makes it more boyish.
Dark and Light Undercut
Undercuts are a very trendy look among boys, and a good color palette can make it even more fashionable and stylish.
Fohawk Korean Hairstyle
Fohawks (fauxhawks) ride the coattails of mohawks while having a credit of their own with their styling considerations.
Grey Parted Korean Hairstyle
Black is becoming dull so you can explore its other hues, with a stylish middle hairline parted for emphasis.
Disheveled Blonde Korean Hairstyle
Disheveling colored hair can have a very boyish feel to it, not to mention easy to maintain!
Bright Orange 4/6 Korean Hairstyle
This 4/6 part looks really good with that bright orange hue basking in the sunlight.
Rusty Red Sweeping Korean Hairstyle
Reds can make you appear strong, while the sweep keeps the youthfulness and style together in this hairstyle.
Parted Side Curls
Curls have so much magic in putting as much youthfulness as possible in a hairstyle, the parted style becomes a complementary addition!
Parted Wavy Korean Hairstyle
If you want a tidier look than curls, wavy hair can do the trick the same!
Pink Shaggy Bowl Cut Korean Hairstyle
Pinking and styling up the bowl cut a bit can be a drastic improvement from the original.
Plain Purple Korean Hairstyle with Bangs
There’s a lot of colors to check out, but this purple one rocks even in plain hairstyles.
Fohawk with no Undercut
This fohawk looks really good without an undercut. Its shagginess adds a boyish appeal that is a sure hit with the boys.
Shaggy Rainbow Korean Hairstyle
The sky is the literal limit with this rainbow-colored hairstyle. This shows how far you can go with coloring your hair.
Red Shaggy Layered Korean Hairstyle
Red. Shaggy. Volume bangs. This is a perfect combination for those stylish student looks without looking like a delinquent!
Dark Shaggy Korean Hairstyle with Bangs
This black shaggy hairstyle makes you look like a member of a school rock band. It has a boyishly sexy appeal that will be a chick magnet, for sure!
Brown Slightly Parted Bangs
This is another variation of the bowl cut, with a little curtain part in the bangs that exudes boyishness and manliness all in one small slit.
Sunset-colored Shaggy Korean Hairstyle with Bangs
You can take inspiration from nature and apply it to a shaggy hairstyle to add personality and style to your hairstyle!
Side-swept Long Bangs
Take advantage of your shaggy and long bangs by sweeping them sideways like this. They have a lot of potential for styling, too.
Spiky Korean Hairstyle
The spiky hairstyle invokes an aura of playfulness that goes well with casual clothes.
Very Shaggy Brown Hairstyle
This hairstyle is so shaggy yet this still looks really good! This style is also slightly flexible as it can be used for play or for anything semi-formal.
Long Wavy Shaggy Korean Hairstyle
If you have wavy hair, you can grow it out and give it a shaggy look so that you’ll look cool!
Bonus: Best Korean Hairstyles for Males Trending Right Now in 2020
Short Korean Hairstyle
Crewcuts were stylish last year, too. The clean look was a refreshing sight. Maybe it’ll make a comeback this year!
An undercut is barely short, but they were, and are, still the rage for those who want short hairstyles.
Long Korean Hairstyle
The wavy blonde hair was trendy last year. This year, it came back as a multitude of colors.
Dark-colored hair is a timeless style. A variation of it is bound to be famous every year, and last year it was the slightly messy one.
Korean Hairstyle with Bangs
The straight bangs invoked a sense of innocence and purity, especially when it was an extension of the bowl cut. This one even managed to style his bowl cut well.
Side-swept shaggy bangs looked so cute on guys, so it wouldn’t be a wonder that it was famous. Don’t worry, its variations make a comeback this year.
Korean hairstyles are usually unique. They play with a lot of styles, experimenting with new and old ones. Some of these have dominant western influences, while some pay homage to their Asian heritage. Idols, in particular, frequently try out many hair colors, usually as a change of image for a new concept.
Actors keep their hairstyles longer compared to idols, but that is usually attributed to the duration of time they dedicate to a specific character or role. Nevertheless, no matter the reason, Korean hairstyles have become vogue ones, especially those coming from popular personalities. Explore the different hairstyles ideas for men and boys, and who knows, you might want to get a particular style for yourself.
How to do Korean Hairstyles
Wondering how stylists cut this popular hairdo? Watch and learn from this short video.
Final Thoughts on Korean Hairstyles
Korean hairstyles are very trendy nowadays because of the Hallyu Wave. They might be aptly named Korean, but that doesn’t mean that they are exclusively for Koreans. In fact, we should give credit to them for giving birth to a new era of fashion and style, a mix of western and eastern aesthetics.
They paved the way for a new generation that we are all very much happy to welcome. This year’s set of fashion phenomena looks really good, so check out these Asian trends and other hairstyles and ride that popular wave with our hair!
Started with cutting his brother’s hair when he was 7 years old, Joseph always wanted to become a famous hairstylist. After graduating college that’s exactly what he did, traveling the world while working in salons in the most diverse cities, learning from the best hairdressers of our time. Now he shares his knowledge with us by inspiring articles, photographs, and hairstyle advice.