The Philippines is no stranger to the K-wave. We’ve seen our share of Korean boys—mostly in Korean dramas and series— sporting a wide variety of hairstyles and hair colors. Taking inspiration from these celebrities and artists, men now have a chance to break away from the classic barber’s cut and go for a Korean wavy hairstyle for men.
The Korean wavy hairstyle for men is definitely the most popular today. While this is a tame style to start out with, it’s a good way to channel those Korean vibes. We give you the lowdown on how to look like an oppa and get those finger hearts coming your way!
Steps in Creating the Korean Wavy Hairstyle for Men
Freshen your scalp
Give hair some volume
Use a small, rounded brush to brush your hair back while blowdrying it. This way, you start off with more volume. Your hair them becomes nice and fluffy—perfect for styling!
Make those Korean Waves
Part your hair into left and right sections, with more strands on one side for an asymmetrical look. Take a small section of your hair, and roll it backwards with your small rounded brush while blowdrying it. Create Korean waves by repeating this on all sections of your hair.
#HairHack: apply styling putty on your hair to make the waves last longer. Try using TONI & GUY Men Styling Putty, a Korean product for that authentic Korean look!
You've done it
See how fast that was? You’re now ready to rock those waves and have every pair of admiring eyes on you!
Other Asian Hairstyles That Suit Pinoys
Korean hairstyles even for men are definitely in. Don’t lag behind everyone else and choose your own hairstyle from among these easy-to-do ones.
1. Long bangs with waves
There are many variations to the Korean wavy hairstyle for men and this is just one of those. Following the same initial steps in the above tutorial, you will then bring the curls toward your face and sweep it slightly to one side. There you go!
2. Easy Comb Over
If you have short hair and you’re pressed for time, you can simply go for a classic comb over hairstyle. You can make this look trendy by combining it with an undercut.
3. Waves on Top
Let those waves steal the show by putting them at the top of your hair! To make this work, you will need to wave fewer strands together. So, you can start with the hair in the middle part, working your way to either side until a full Korean wavy hairstyle for men is achieved.
4. Undercut with Tousled Top
Undercuts and tousled hairstyles make a good pair in achieving a trendy Asian hairstyle for men. If you want this hairstyle, you can create waves on top. But if your hair is too short for this, you can simply scrunch your hair to achieve a tousled look.
5. Korean Comma Hair
This hairstyle is the easiest variation to the Korean wavy hairstyle for men. It can be done practically almost the same way you would do the undercut with waves. The only difference is that the waves should be kept gentle and light.
While the Korean wavy hairstyle requires you to grow your hair a bit longer than usual, the result is something you’d be excited to see. This quick and easy style is straightforward and simple—a great way to ease you in Korean hairstyles. And once you’ve mastered it, you can go on and try other Asian hairstyles for men. Who knows? In the near future, you may even try dyeing your hair in different colors and going for more daring styles!