A Korean hairstyle? Well, why not? The large spectrum of cultural exports hailing from South Korea has been a big hit with youngsters around the world.
Korean music is hotter than ever. Korean cinema won the Oscar. But more than Korean music and cinema, Korean style is a hit too.
The dominating style is the Hallyu Wave, and it’s got a lot to offer while leaving plenty of room for experimentation too.
So, take a good look at Korean hairstyle ideas and ride the Hallyu Wave! You may find among them your girlfriend’s next favorite hairstyle!
Men’s Korean Hairstyle Ideas
There are about 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.
All that diversity can be pretty exciting, but let’s take them one haircut at a time.
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.
Shaggy Black Korean Hairstyle
Shaggy hair is a Korean hairstyle idea that really brings out the face. It is a very good everyday look that is best for middle-length hair.
Brown Quiffed Korean Hairstyle
With their clean look, quiffs have a professional charm. This is perfect for keeping up with the fashion trends while maintaining a business look. Brown quiffed hairstyles tip the scale toward style.
Long 4/6 Bangs
This clean 4/6 parted hairstyle invokes an air of mystery as it slightly covers the eyes. With this style, you can look cool and mysterious without going over the top.
Man Bun Korean Hairstyle
Getting long hair fixed up into a bun is common to females, but these days it has gained ground with men too. This one’s an adventurous hairstyle that you should try at least once.
Long Bangs & Half-Nape Length Hairstyle
Manliness will radiate from your eyes when slightly obscured by bangs. Half-nape length hair also leaves plenty of room for styling.
Messily Slicked Back 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 draw attention to your face so that you can charm your way to success yet again.
Slightly Disheveled Quiffed Hairstyle
The power of slightly disheveling your quiff can transform your business look into a sporty one. With this hairstyle, you will reek of adventure and be ready to take on mountaintops over the weekend.
Messy Shaggy Bangs
These messy shaggy bangs have a mature feel to them, but you can still look playful wearing them.
Shaggy Bowl Cut
It’s the infamous bowl cut, but it doesn’t have to suck. Give it a shake and add slightly layered sides that can drastically change a hairstyle from plain to simply attractive.
Middle Length Bowl Cut Over an Undercut
Traditional bowl cuts might look boring, but 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. 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 increases the boyishness of the look.
Slicked-back Korean Hairstyle
Tread the fine line of luxury and style with this intensely slicked black hair. It will cost you a lot of gel, but hey, it’s worth it, right?
Slightly Slicked Shaggy Hairstyle
This street hairstyle has a casual look that can become dark and dangerous when you need it to.
Side-Parted Black Hair
Now here’s a hairstyle that’s always in fashion. Growing your hair a little and parting it in the middle like in this image can help you achieve an elegant look without much hassle–or too many visits to the barber.
Slanted Sweep Hairstyle
This style slants the sweep adorably and gives this look a boyish yet mature aura.
4/6 Parted Korean Hairstyle
4/6 parted hairstyles are fashionable and fairly easy to maintain. They look elegant without losing their playfulness.
Slick Shaggy Side Sweep Korean Hairstyle
Shaggy hairstyles are great for making men look youthful even in their prime. Sweeping this one to the side adds style while slicking it right adds a business feel to it.
Simple Slicked Back Korean Hairstyle
Even the simple slicked hairstyle can be, for all intents and purposes, a fashionable look that works with business wear. The above example proves the point.
Middle-Length Shaggy Korean Hairstyle with Bangs
Shaggy hairstyles are best for middle-length hair, where the messiness can be varied and the youthful effect is on full blast. But with the flexibility of the look, you can use this one to achieve a mature look too!
Slightly Slicked Bangs Korean Hairstyle
Slightly slicking the bangs up and letting a few strands fall back to the front can help you create a smart, youthful look.
Swept Maroon Korean Hairstyle
Adding color like this maroon hue to swept bangs makes you stand out! It also gives you a softer aura too. This is a flexible hairstyle that fits just about any fashion trend.
Wavy Leveled Bangs Korean Hairstyle
Take advantage of the long bangs’ waviness by folding them a bit to have middle-length bangs, then add a doe-eyed face. The results may be so good they will surprise you!
Two-Color Side Sweep Undercut
Adding different shades in an undercut creates a playful, edgy look that’s hard for others to ignore. Just check the example above.
Layered and Styled Bowl Cut
Layering these bangs and the rest of the hair can give it an illusion of volume. 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! Volume’s just the way to go sometimes.
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
We’ve looked at hairstyles for men. Now here are some of the best Korean hairstyles for boys we’ve come across lately. If you’re looking for a youthful cut that can catch the right eyes, these haircuts will make your life easier!
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 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 makes a splash, and when the color is red, all the more so! 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 retain the same boyish appeal.
Blue Gray Korean Hairstyle
As a boy, you can always try a lot of hair colors. In this example, the blue hair is fun and wacky.
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. It’s easy to look after too–no comb required!
Brown Shaggy Bowl Cut
Styled bowl cuts can look really good while preserving an innocent look. With this hairstyle, cuties can push their innocence up a notch while hardies can soften their look a bit.
Blonde “Comma” Korean Hairstyle
Those styled bangs (the “comma”) have a youthful appeal that the dark roots and blonde hair only compound.
Side-Swept Curly Korean Hairstyle
Messy hair always carries a youthful charge to it, especially when it also happens to be naturally curly or wavy. It’s one of the easiest hairstyles for thick hair.
Dark and Light Undercut
Undercuts are a very trendy look among Korean boys, and a good color palette can make it even more fashionable and stylish.
Fohawk Korean Hairstyle
Fohawks (fauxhawks) ride the coattails of mohawks without the dramatic look. They’re a good choice for a bad boy look.
Grey Parted Korean Hairstyle
If you’re tired of black hair, so you can explore other dyes. Add a stylish middle hairline for emphasis.
Disheveled Blonde Korean Hairstyle
Disheveling colored hair can have a very boyish feel to it. Not to mention it’s 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 Wavy Korean Hairstyle
If you want a tidier look than curls, wavy hair can do the trick the same! This look doesn’t require a too much effort–you just have to wait for your hair to grow if it’s short.
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 gives it a youthful feel and reduces comb time drastically, too!
Shaggy Rainbow Korean Hairstyle
The sky is the 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 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.
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 it. Yes, really!
Side-swept Long Bangs
Take advantage of your shaggy long bangs by sweeping them sideways like this. They have a lot of potential for styling, too.
Spiky Korean Hairstyle
The spiky hairstyle is a great choice for thick hair that’s stubborn to style. It goes well with casual clothes.
Very Shaggy Brown Hairstyle
This hairstyle is so shaggy yet still looks really good! It’s also quite flexible as you can use it for play as well as 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. Great for those cold winter months!
Short Korean Hairstyle
Crewcuts were stylish last year, too, and they will probably be around this year, too. The clean look is refreshing and easy to maintain.
Long Blond Korean Hairstyle
International star BTS member V has a very lighthearted look with his white complexion and blonde locks.
Dark Long Hair with Bangs
Actor Yoo Seung Ho confidently plays his drama role in black hair. A variation of dark hair is bound to be famous every year, and last year it was the slightly messy one.
Ride the Hallyu Wave
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.
So, about time that you tried a Korean hairstyle? We think so!
Have you ever tried one before? Drop us a comment and let us know!
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.