17 Best Korean Short Hair Looks That Will Catch Your Oppa’s Eye

Style it up like your favorite K-pop stars! Here are some of our favorite Korean short hair styles that you can try.

In the not-so-distant past, the only hairstyles that really mattered involved long, straight, dark hair. That’s not so much the case now, with girls around the continent experimenting with distinctive styles, lengths, and colors. This was amplified by the South Koreans’ fearless adoption of shorter haircuts. Our favorite Korean pop stars, actresses, and influencers are sporting chic bobs and daring pixies with ease. Take a page from your favorite K-idols and go for one of these short Korean hair ideas on your next trip to the salon!

1. Curly Bob with Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with short curly hair with blunt bangs wearing a brown top smiling
This curly hairstyle works well on medium bobs, too. Credit: Hariono Halim

Unleash your inner K-Pop star with a curly bob with blunt bangs. After curling your hair, scrunch it to style and to make it look thick. This hairstyle can also help make thin hair look fuller and bouncier.

Editor’s tip: Before you curl your hair using any heat-styling tool, make sure your spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray to your hair first to protect it from heat damage. 

2. Straight Blunt Bob

Asian woman with short hair smiling
Look chic and fresh with a smooth and sleek bob. Credit: Shutterstock

This classic is also a popular Korean short hair choice. It looks fresh and youthful, especially when you add side-swept bangs. Nail this hairstyle by keeping your hair sleek and smooth.

Editor’s tip: Don’t let frizz and flyaways ruin your look. Use Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner every day to tame frizz and keep your hair straight and smooth. 

3. Bob with See-through Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and see-through bangs
Ride the K-Wave with see-through bangs! Credit: Hariono Halim

This type of fringe goes well with any Korean short hairstyle! Add texture to your ‘do by making small waves and scrunching your hair for a chic and laidback look.

Editor’s tip: Nail a textured ‘do with a few spritzes of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Textured Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light, invisible hold that helps keep your hair from falling flat. 

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4. Wavy Bob with Hair Clips

Asian woman with short wavy hair with hair clips wearing a printed jacket
Wearing cute hair clips is the quickest way to make your look fun and playful. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Jump on both the hair clip and Korean hair trends with this hairstyle. To make your look more fun, mix and match different hair clips on your short wavy hair! You can wear this ‘do when going out with your friends on a weekend or when going to a casual and laidback party.

5. Long Pixie

Korean Short Hair Styles - Long pixie
Korean Short Hair Styles – Long pixie Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a sophisticated cut that emphasizes your V-line (jawline), this short hairstyle should do the trick. Long bangs define your features and add volume to your ‘do. Have it trimmed often so it grows out gracefully.

6. Wavy Lob

Korean Short Hair Styles - Wavy lob
Korean Short Hair Styles – Wavy lob Credit: Shutterstock

Thinking of chopping it short after years of sporting long locks? A lob–the longer version of the bob–should dispel any fears you have about going for the big chop. Use a curling iron to style your hair in waves for special events.

7. Side-parted Bob

Korean Short Hair Styles – Side-parted bob
Korean Short Hair Styles – Side-parted bob
Credit: Shutterstock

A bob is a classic cut that can help you get that aegyo (cute) look. It frames your face gorgeously and makes your cheeks look slimmer, making it a great choice for girls with round faces.

Editor’s tip: Spice up your ‘do by parting your hair on the side and tame flyaways with TRESemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. You’d be amazed by how this simple styling trick can change your look!

8. Wavy Chin-length Bob

Asian woman with Korean short hair wavy bob
Korean short hair wave? A wavy bob is definitely in. Credit: shutterstock.com

The charm of the wavy bob is just too hard to miss. The curls give more body to the classic bob, making it a must-try chic Korean short hair look.

9. Tousled Waves

Asian woman with wavy Korean short hair wearing a blue shirt
Loose and tousled waves make your short hair messy-chic! Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re having a bad hair day, or if your waves didn’t turn out as expected, just finger-comb your hair to create a tousled look. For this, you don’t even need to perfect your waves. Just keep them loose and casual, and you’ll rock a Korean-chic look.

10. Tapered Bob

Asian woman with Korean short hair tapered bob
The tapered ends give your bob an interesting shape. Credit: shutterstock.com

Give your bob an interesting shape by giving it tapered ends. This haircut gives your bob a fresh take and sets it apart from blunt and chin-length bobs.

11. Shaggy Pixie

Korean Short Hair Styles - Shaggy pixie
Korean Short Hair Styles – Shaggy pixie Credit: Indigital

This short hairstyle is perfect for ladies with thin, wavy strands. It’s low-maintenance that makes you look chic without any effort. Ask your hairstylist for some highlights to achieve the illusion of volume.

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12. Volumized Lob

Korean Short Hair Styles - Volumized lob
Korean Short Hair Styles – Volumized lob
Credit: Shutterstock

The secret to a bouncy lob like this is volume–lots of it. Yes, that Instagram worthy look needs a lot of volume. It makes the style more defined and so gorgeous!

Editor’s tip: Got limp hair? Add bounce with the help of Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. This duo nourishes your hair and helps enhance your hair’s natural volume by up to 95 percent. 

13. Dip-dyed Lob

Korean Short Hair Styles - Color-tipped lob
Korean Short Hair Styles – Color-tipped lob
Credit: Shutterstock

K-pop idols (even the guys!) are huge fans of wildly colored hair. It adds to their personality, making them stand out from the crowd. Dip your toes into the look by dyeing just the ends of your lob a different hue—we love how this girl’s vibrant emerald tips contrast with the rest of her hair.

Editor’s tip: Coloring your hair can cause damage, especially when bleaching is involved. Revive damaged hair by using Dove Intense Repair 1 Minute Serum Conditioners. It has powerful serum capsules that penetrate your hair strands and repair damage from within. Use this every day to get healthy, beautiful, and resilient hair. 

14. Choppy Blonde Pixie

Korean Short Hair Styles - Choppy blonde pixie
Korean Short Hair Styles – Choppy blonde pixie
Credit: Indigital

Blonde is an unexpected yet welcome color for Asian hair. Honey shades are extremely flattering on Asian complexions, while platinum and ash blonde tones add a daring touch to your look. A choppy cut, like this pixie, ensures you’ll stand out from any crowd.

15. Vibrant Bob

Korean Short Hair Styles - Vibrant bob
Korean Short Hair Styles – Vibrant bob Credit: Indigital

Feeling brave? Take the plunge and color your hair a bright, bold shade! Pink is a great pick, it’s feminine yet edgy, and brings out your complexion’s rosy glow.

16. Bob with Side-swept Long Bangs

Asian woman with Bob with side-swept long bangs
Korean Short Hair Styles – Bob with side-swept long bangs
Credit: Shutterstock

This haircut gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer face–no wonder it’s such a classic style! Long bangs swept to the side helps sculpt your features further, while cinnamon hair color adds warmth to Asian skin.

17. Blunt Bob with Baby Bangs

Asian woman with bold and blunt bob wearing a black leather jacket
Korean Short Hair Styles – Bold and blunt bob
Credit: Shutterstock

This short hairstyle frames your features with bold angles, letting you achieve “small face.” Baby bangs help make a major statement.

Now, it’s time to pick your favorite Korean short hair look and cop it! Whatever look you choose, make sure it flatters your face shape so you can own it and rock it confidently.

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