Here Are The Popular Korean Hairstyles You Can Try Right Now

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Koreans are famous for their innovative skincare ingredients and formulas, and cute and trendy cosmetic packaging. But lately, their hair looks are something you should watch for, too. We noticed that just like the French, Koreans love to wear hairstyles that look effortless and strategically imperfect; this gives their features a ~*youthful*~ effect. And the best part about their go-to hairstyles is they're easy to achieve! 

If you're ready to take your K-beauty addiction to the next level, read on for the 12 Korean hairstyles (Or haircuts!) you can ask for the next time you visit the salon!

Textured Waves

The main difference between textured waves and beach waves is for the former, it's all about adding a bit of mess and not caring which way your hair is parted. Aside from this giving your hair extra volume, it's also part of the ~*coolness*~ of this look!

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Round, Square, Heart

Sleek Half-Pony

Moving on to the opposite of messy and undone is the popular sleek half-ponytail! If you want to look more put-together and polished, this Korean hairstyle is perfect for you. You can cop the "innocent" look by taking a hair straightener and flipping the ends of your strands in. 

Hair Type: Straight

Face Shape: Oval, Round, Square, Heart, Diamond, 

Boyish Bob

This type of Korean hairstyle combines choppy micro bangs with a bob! To give it a bit of texture and movement, add some layers and scrunch your locks for that I've-been-having-fun-all-day look. 

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Heart, Diamond, Square

Tousled Hair

Touseld hair is the ultimate Korean cool-girl hairstyle! By combining wavy and straight pieces, tossing it over to the side, and messing it up, this results in the perfect "don't care" hairstyle!

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Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Heart, Diamond, Round

Low Ponytail

Such a classic! The Korean version of a low ponytail entails adding waves to give it volume, as well as taking out a few small pieces of wavy hair to make it look "undone." You can also add in sheer or see-through bangs for a softer effect!

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Round, Oval, Square, Heart, Diamond

Wavy Bob

Basically, this is Anna Wintour's signature bob but with more waves to frame the face! To get the look, you're going to need a curling iron. First, take a large section of you hair and wrap it around the curling wand's barrel. Hold it for a few seconds and release. If the wave is too tight, run your fingers through it while it's still warm. Repeat the process until you have soft + pretty waves!

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Round, Oval, Square, Heart, Diamond

'80s Curls

Big, bold, and voluminous, three words that defined hairstyles in the '80s. Today, though when combined with makeup trends like glass skin, peach eyeshadow, and glossy lips, it just looks stylish and edgy.

Hair Type: Curly, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Square, Heart

Oval-Shaped Bob

If you're afraid of cutting your hair short, you can always start out with the oval-shaped bob as it's super similar to a lob! This Korean hairstyle calls for short layers in the front, with longer ones in the back to create a circular, or oval, shape. You can also pair it with layered and feathery bangs, instead of a blunt fringe, for extra definition.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Heart, Round, Diamond

The Shag

Here's a hairstyle we never thought would be popular again! The modern Korean version still calls for a ton of layers, but instead of leaving it choppy and piecey, bouncy curls and waves are used. This 'do is perfect if you're sick of all the bobs, lobs, and waves; it'll give you a chic, yet dramatic, change!

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Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Heart, Round, Diamond, Oval, Square

Romantic Curls

One of the most famous Korean hairstyles today. To get the look, part your hair in the center, curl large sections of your hair in different directions, and brush through them to give it a softer finish. 

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Heart, Round, Diamond, Oval, Square

The Hun

This stylish hairstyle peaked in 2016, but is slowly being revived by Korean pop stars and being given a doll-like twist. Instead of pairing the hun with beach waves, K-celebs wear it with longer tresses and full bangs. 

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy

Face Shape: Oval, Round, Heart, Diamond, Square

Micro Bangs

With a ton of celebs (both local and international) now sporting micro fringes, it's not surprising the risky 'do is now a Korean hair trend! Before you DIY this hairstyle, it's important to note that with a risky cut like this, it's better to leave it to the pros so they can determine the best kind of cut for your micro bangs. ;)

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly

Face Shape: Oval, Round, Heart, Diamond, Square

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