10 Flattering Short Hairstyles to Try, As Seen on Korean Celebrities

Give yourself a K-beauty makeover with these short Korean-style haircuts!
  |  Jun 22, 2021
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The Philippines is both blessed and cursed with grueling hot temperatures. The good thing is we can hit the beach any time of the year and dress in our summer’s best even when it’s Christmas. Honestly, there are more perks that outweigh the bad! That said, Filipinas are constantly dressing and styling themselves to beat the heat. One foolproof way to keep it cool is to get a short haircut.

In recent the years, Pinays have come to love the looks of Asian celebrities and influencers. Case in point: the local rise of K-Entertainment. Korean celebrities have definitely become international influencers in both the world of fashion and beauty thanks to the global domination of K-dramas and K-pop.

So it comes as no surprise that these glass-skinned stars have become #lifepegs for a lot of women. From their signature sweet and fresh makeup looks to their perfectly styled and blow-dried hair, there’s much to love about the overall K-beauty aesthetic. But one thing you should definitely obsess over is definitely their hairstyles.

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A lot of K-dramas and K-pop groups feature a myriad of hairstyles that are undeniably chic, classy, and pretty fashion-forward! So if you’re looking to hit the salon and get a short snip some time soon, we’ve rounded up some stylish hair pegs that will definitely level up your next selfie!

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10 Short Hairstyles to Try, As Seen on Korean Celebrities

1. Soft Layered Bob

Though Song Hye Kyo looks good in whatever hairstyle, this sweet and simple lob with lightly layered ends definitely makes her look even younger! This fresh cut is a must-try if you want to shed a few years off your face and if you’d like to slim down your jaw and cheeks.

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2. Layered Lob with Wispy Bangs

A long bob or “lob” is a go-to cut for those who want to try a shorter length but can’t really commit to a cut above their shoulders. This versatile style allows you to still tie your hair on hot days, but can easily transform into a shorter textured bob once curled or styled! The wispy bangs are there to help frame your face better, too.

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3. Bob with Wispy Bangs

If you want a short haircut for a “baby face,” cop this style seen on Kim So Hyun! We’d recommend this do if you have a round face, since the cut frames your facial features in a way that your chin and cheeks appear more chiseled.

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4. Colored Layered Shoulder-Length Hair with Full Bangs

SNSD’s Taeyeon has definitely tried a thousand different hairstyles throughout her career, and full bangs have definitely been part of her style evolution. This heavy fringe could wash out your face if paired with a dated haircut. The solution? Have it done with statement highlights or a full-head color and be sure to ask your stylist to add some layers! This will elevate the hairstyle from looking juvenile to a something more fashionable and trendy. 

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5. Soft Layered Mullet with Curtain Bangs

If you’ve got prominent or striking features like Suzy, a style that would show them off more would be best! Why hide your eyes or lips if they’re your asset? This subtle “Wolf Cut” style is perfect if you want to add some edge to your look!

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6. Blunt Chin-Length Bob

You can trust Kim Go Eun to sport a fashionable short ‘do! The Goblin actress’ sleek and short haircut is the epitome of sophistication and style! This is the perfect cut to get if you want a chic new look that's simple and fuss-free.

7. Shaggy Layered Lob with Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are perfect if you want to have a more V-shaped face. The bangs' length can help hide and slim down your cheek bones! The beauty of this style is that it’s perfect for girls with thin or limp hair. The cut adds texture and dimension to your tresses, making it appear fuller and more lush.

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8. Colored Blunt Lob

The lob is definitely a favorite among Korean stars since they have to change up their look every now and then! But if you’re bored with its straightforward silhouette, take cues from ITZY’s Ryujin and opt to dye it a light color! This style is also perfect if you want to try adding high or low lights to your dye job!

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9. Layered Chin-Length Bob with Wispy Bangs

If you’ve tried a short blunt bob before, why not spruce it up with layered ends and an airy fringe! This style is perfect if you want your hair to appear more textured. It’s also a versatile cut to get since the wispy bangs can be easily tucked to the side on days you want to expose your forehead.

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10. Blunt Bob and Baby Bangs

Hear us out, baby bangs can be daunting, but they’re undeniably fashion-forward. Paired with a blunt haircut, this style puts full focus on your face—specifically your eye area. If you’re one to wear makeup on the daily or have striking eyes and brows, this is a great ‘do to try to flaunt those features more!

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This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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