5 Korean Hair Trends to Inspire Your Next Hairstyle


We already turn to South Korea for the latest and greatest in the beauty world (hello K-beauty!), so it’s only right that we give them the same consideration for all things hair. After all, so many of the coolest hair trends tend to start their first — think heart-shaped bangs, ashy tones, and the much-talked-about wolf cut

If you’re curious about what hairstyles are currently popular with our friends over in South Korea, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the Internet to find all of the haircuts and colors that everyone in Seoul seems to want right now. Ahead, five Korean hair trends that need to be on your radar.

Milk Tea Browns

South Korea’s obsession with milk tea has officially made its way to their hair space. Currently trending in Seoul, “milk tea hair” is a delicious shade of creamy beige that’s ashy with subtle hits of dark blonde. Picture a cup of tea with a splash of milk and you pretty much got the gist of this hair look. Considering how well this milky hue complements just about every skin tone, it’s no surprise to see milk tea hair starting to trend stateside, too.

U-Shaped Bangs

If you love curtain bangs, you’ll love South Korea’s take on the popular look: U-shaped bangs. Similar to curtain bangs, this face-framing fringe is parted on either side of the face. However, the key point of difference is that U-shaped bangs are cut into an upside-down U-shape, just like its name suggests.

Cherry Blossom Pink

With cherry blossoms now in full bloom, many Koreans seem dead set on having hair that looks as pretty as the petals on cherry blossom trees. Cherry blossom pink is the color du jour as of late and it’s already made an appearance on some of South Korea’s biggest K-pop idols including Lisa from Blackpink.  And, unlike the brighter pinks that have trended in the past, this rosy hue is much softer and more muted, so it looks good on nearly everyone. 

Rapunzel Hair

Go on and let your hair down because longer locks are having a major moment. That’s right, currently, many Koreans have opted to grow out their strands to achieve what many are calling “Rapunzel hair”—think beautiful cascading locks that are fit for a princess. This look has already been a hit with Kpop stars like Joy from Red Velvet. 

Leaf Cut

One haircut that Korean men and women can’t seem to get enough of is the leaf cut. With this androgynous ‘do, chunks of hair, particulary the bangs, are styled ia wispy manner that is reminscents of leaves falling from their branches. This look, which tends to give off a more sophisticated vibe, tends to work well with many different face shapes.

Would you try out any of these Korean hair trends? Let us know in the comments below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.


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