Best Korean Men Hairstyles 2022
Looking to turn up your hair game? Revamp your look with a Korean men hairstyle!
The next time you make that trip to the barber, get some major hair inspo from Korea.
With viral Netflix hits like Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead, as well as K-pop chart-toppers, the Hallyu trend seems unstoppable. What’s more, Korea is a trendsetter in the fashion and hairstyle stakes too.
Want to look like your favourite K-celeb? Take your pick from the masculine appeal of K-drama lead Hyun Bin to the boy-next-door vibe of Song Kang.
If you’re ready to pull off a Korean oppa hairstyle, we’ve narrowed down the hottest and trendiest Korean men hairstyles of 2022 just for you. Bookmark this page now!
Best Korean Hairstyles (By Length)
Short Korean Hairstyles
With its straight fringe and short sides, a chestnut hairstyle is so-named because it’s shaped like a chestnut! Also known as a short bowl cut or the Itaewon Class cut after the hit K-drama, this style has an innocent charm. If you’re a no-frills kind of guy, this short haircut is for you. Simply comb your bangs forward and you’re good to go!
Short Korean French Crop
Are you the type who prefers to keep it simple and neat? Then go for the Short Korean French Crop. This dapper cut comes with a slightly layered fringe that goes with a tapered side fade. Low on maintenance, all you need to do is to brush the top of your dome forward to complete this boy-next-door look. Easy peasy!
Short-Medium Length Korean Hairstyles
Two Block with Bangs
One the of the trendiest Korean men hairstyles, the two block hair cut with Bangs has been ruling the K-pop “hairwaves”. K-pop idols from BTS, TXT, Stray Kids and Monsta-X have been rocking this look … so can you! For this stylish look, hair is longer at the crown with bangs cut close to the eyebrows while the sides and back are clipped short. Amp up the cool factor by adding some choppy layers to your bangs for more texture. Tip: use GATSBY Flexible Gel Mat & Hold to give your fringe that lift and volume it needs.
Korean Side Swept Hard Part
If you have thick, voluminous hair, you’re the perfect candidate for the Korean Side Swept Hard Part. Cut with almost no layers, the medium-length hair is swept to the side with the shaved hard part giving this style more structure. Maintain that sleek look by applying pomade to keep your side swept style in place. Now you can look and feel like a K-drama heartthrob with this attractive cut!
Korean Quiff with Disconnected Undercut
For a hairstyle that’s full of swag, why not try the Korean Quiff with Disconnected Undercut? Those with wavy hair types can totally rock this look. The top hair is styled upwards while the short disconnected undercut features faded short sides. The draw of this style is the contrast between the quiff and undercut – a very sharp look indeed! Lock in this look with GATSBY Moving Rubber Extreme Mat to give your quiff the texture and longer-lasting lift it needs.
Medium-Long Korean Hairstyles
Curtain Hair involves styling your long fringe so that it parts neatly at the center towards the sides of your face. Also called the middle part hairstyle, you’ve probably seen this look on BTS member Jimin and K-drama leads like Nam Joo Hyuk or Song Kang. This boyish aesthetic works well if you have slightly wavy hair. For a sleek center part, a combination gel-wax product can give your curtain bangs that strong hold and airy volume.
‘Out of the Shower’ Bowl Cut with Wet Bangs
One of the hottest Korean hair trends is the wet hair look. Slay this style with an ‘Out of the Shower’ Bowl Cut with Wet Bangs just like BTS member V. A textured bowl cut with a graduated low fade helps to frame the face, giving off a sexy vibe. You’ll need the right product to nail that wet appearance. So apply a lightweight, non-sticky product like this wax to give your fringe that natural, glossy wet look.
A Korean-style Wavy Perm is a great way to add texture to your hair. We’ve seen this style on the luscious locks of K-actors like Gong Yoo, Lee Jong Suk and Park Bo Gum. And it’s indeed a chic look that will have all the ladies swooning. You’ll need a full mane of long layers on top to get that subtle, wavy effect. After blow drying your hair, use GATSBY Inside Lock Motion Control to keep the texture in place.
Slicked Back Long Undercut with Parting
Long hair lover? If you’re looking to completely change up your image, here’s a badass look you can try: the Slicked Back Long Undercut with Parting. For this edgy style, the undercut starts high on the sides, with a visible parting separating the shaved sides and slicked back long hair. After brushing your mane backwards, use a strong hold wax to maintain that lift for your slicked-back hair.
Long Korean Hairstyles
Love it or hate it, the mullet has been making a resurgence in the K-pop world. Idols like EXO’s Baekhyun, NCT’s Taeyong and Winner’s Mino have certainly made the Modern Mullet work for them. With its rocker style and retro charm, it certainly takes confidence and attitude to pull off this look. Cut short on top with a longer bottom, ask your barber to give you lots of texture and layers for a less-heavy look. For a messy look, keep things loose and unstyled.
There’s no question that Koreans are at the forefront of breakout hair trends in Asia. They’re also setting the pace for dare-to-be-different, trendy hair colours! If you’re in dire need of not just a haircut but a completely different look, take your Korean hair adventure to the max by experimenting with a new hair colour. Go bold, we say!
Hair colours like ash gray, dark blue, cool silver, bleached blond, milk tea brown and copper are just some of the trending shades we’ve seen on K-celebs. If you’re too lazy to go to the salon, grab a DIY box hair dye so you can colour your hair from the convenience of your own home. For more tips, check out our quick guide on how to to bleach your hair at home.
That’s it for our updated list of the trendiest Korean men’s hairstyles 2022. The world can’t get enough of K-pop and K-dramas. So why not unleash your inner oppa and ride the K-wave too by adopting a Korean men’s hairstyle or a trendy new hair colour. Take your pick from the best Korean men hairstyle ideas from 2022. Get out of your comfort zone, experiment and most of all, rock your new hairstyle with confidence!