27 Best Korean Short Hair Looks for 2021

Style your hair like your favorite K-pop stars! Here are some of our favorite Korean short hair ideas.

Korean short hair often involves bobs with soft layers or textures that give off a laidback vibe. Some Korean short hairstyles have bangs, but even so, these are worn in a chic, relaxed way. Even pixie cuts that take after Korean short hairstyles sport the same soft and dainty vibe.

If you’re fond of watching Korean dramas or you follow certain K-Pop stars, at one point, you might have wanted to sport the same Korean short hair. And if you’re ready to change your ‘do, or you’re simply looking for haircut ideas for women, here are some ideas for you.

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: Don’t let hair fall put a damper on your style. Use Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Conditioner, which helps reduce falling hair for up to 98 percent. 

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. 

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.Pixie Bob

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 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.

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. C-Curl Medium Hair with Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with Korean short hair wearing a red top
Try this trendy Korean short hairstyle now. Credit: Natasha Estelle

When your bob has grown from chin-length to medium length, you can give the tips a more pronounced inverted C-shape by using a medium-sized round brush. Position the brush underneath your hair with the blow-dryer on the other side. Blow-dry your hair straight, then curve the brush inwards when you reach the tips. Add curtain bangs to complete the look.

Editor’s tip: Get fresh-smelling, easy-to-style hair by using Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It has five floral essences that help make your hair five times smoother and more fragrant. 

10. 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.

11. Purple Wavy Bob

Asian woman with short purple hair with bangs
We can’t help but give lots of finger hearts to this purple bob. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

A lot of K-Idols sport purple hair, so why not wear this color on your Korean short hair? Complement it with tousled waves and bangs for added oomph.

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

12. Ash Blonde Blunt Bob

Asian woman with ash blonde bob wearing a white cardigan
Get this chic ash blonde bob now. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Ash blonde hair color also screams “K-pop Idol,” as it is trendy, chic, and flattering for almost all skin tones. With a hair color like this, paired with a fresh haircut like a blunt bob, you’ll be the definition of #hairgoals.

13. 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.

14. Concave Bob

How to use hair rollers: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with brown bob wearing a white top
Achieve Korean-style bobs with the help of hair rollers. Credit: Shutterstock

Play up your aegyo (winsome cuteness) factor with a youthful bob. To add volume, wrap sections of your hair around hair rollers, making sure that the tips point inwards. Blow-dry your hair, remove the rollers, and scrunch your hair to make it loose and bouncy.

15. Layered Chin-Length Bob

Japanese woman with brown short wavy hair smiling
Got thin and flat hair? Add textured waves to make it look thicker. Credit: Shutterstock

A chin-length bob that has a bit of an air-dried curl at the ends is another common characteristic of Korean short hair. It’s a great way to style thin hair because the layers and waves keep it from looking limp.

16. Bob with Beach Waves

Christmas party hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with wavy bob wearing a blue sleeveless dress
Spice up your bob or lob by creating beach waves. Credit: Hariono Halim

Complement your wispy bangs with an equally relaxed hairstyle. Beach waves on your medium bob will certainly help you nail a chic Korean look.

17. Peach Lob

Korean short hairstyles: Asian woman with a rose gold lob
Stand out in the midst of a crowd with a pretty peach lob. Credit: Indigital

Koreans are adept at experimenting with new hair colors and trends. This Korean short hairstyle is a fine example. Try peach, a Korean hair color trend in 2021 that’s both edgy and dainty at the same time, is a good hair color for a lob.

18. Korean Pixie Cut

Asian woman with short hair wearing a gray cardigan
Blow-dry your hair near the roots while finger-combing to play up the volume. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Korean-style pixie cuts often have hair that just falls right at the ear level. Add a side fringe and blow-dry it to style.

19. Volumized Lob

Korean Short Hair Styles - Volumized lob
Play up your lob’s volume to wear it Korean-style. 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!

20. 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.

21. Shag Haircut

Korean short hairstyles: an Asian woman with a blonde shag
Get a shaggy haircut for that next-level swag. Credit: Indigital

You can also show your individuality with a bright blonde shag—a super hot look that hits two trends at once.

22. 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 with two or more colors! The result is a fun and edgy look that will make you stand out.

23. 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.

24. Blunt Chin-Length 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. Meanwhile, baby bangs help make a major statement.

25. Bouncy Bob with Center Part

Asian woman with a center-parted bob hairstyle
Blow-dry the tips of your bob inward to get rid of flyaways. Credit: Hariono Halim

This charmingly simple, low-key bob harks back to the ’90s when symmetry is key. You can have your tips slightly layered so you can shape your hair more easily using a blow dryer.

26. Layered Bob with Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with Korean short hair wearing a white top
Look like you’re having a great day with a bouncy layered bob and wispy bangs. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Brush and blow-dry your layers inwards so your layered bob stays bouncy and in good shape. Add wispy bangs for a chic and laidback look.

27. Chin-Length Bob with Full Bangs

Asian woman with short brown hair with bangs wearing a white top
We’re loving this cute Korean bob with bangs. Credit: Dennie Ramon

You can also wear full bangs with your Korean short hair. Just make sure to blow-dry your bangs down and straight so they stay on point all day. You can also color your short hair to make it look fresh.

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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