Hair-Inspo: Iconic K-Pop Idol Hairstyles To Inspire Your Next Trip To The Hair Salon

Have you ever been watching a music video or live performance and suddenly stopped paying attention to the actual music to think: “Boy, if I could only have (insert-idol-name-here)’s hair.” No? Only me? Whether or not this is your case, I’m sure we’ve all dreamed about exchanging hairstyles with an idol at least once, and while I don’t know if you — like me — dream about having Jennie’s hair, I’m pretty sure there is one style out there that would fit you just perfectly. They say new year, new hair, right? Here’s some inspo for you to show your hairstylist next time you visit so you leave the hair salon ready to start 2019 looking fab.


If you’re in the mood for some color but can’t choose just one, V’s half and half is a great option. Just pick two of your favorite colors and ask your hairstylist to do a half of each. Just imagine how many fun hairdos you’ll be able to come up with!


Lisa’s fire-orange straight hair with statement bangs is without a doubt one for the books. This signature look is not only fun, but perfect to brighten up any outfit, and I assure you it will catch everyone’s attention wherever you go. While the color might be a little harder to maintain, the haircut is still simple and easy to manage.

Hyojong (E’Dawn)

Is this the perfect shade of blue or what? If you’re looking for a drastic change and are wondering what color to go for, this bright blue is definitely a good option. Hyojong (E’Dawn) showcased it for only a few days, but it will surely remain in our memories for a long time.

MAMAMOO – Wheein

Wheein’s blonde bob is a statement haircut and for sure one we’ve all wondered if we can pull off. This eclectic yet simple and chic style is very dynamic, perfect to start the year off feeling confident and empowered.

(G)I-DLE – Yuqi

Who said curls and bangs don’t go together? Well, whoever did surely didn’t know about Yuqi. Her curly hair and cute heart-shaped bangs make the cutest look that’s not too serious yet not too messy.

TWICE – Jihyo

Don’t know about you, but after seeing Jihyo showcasing a bob, I keep on thinking about getting one for myself. This super elegant yet playful hairstyle fits every face shape, and let’s face it, it’s so cute there’s no way you’ll miss your long hair.

BTS – Jimin

We love Jimin in every color, but silver hits a soft spot. I can’t promise any of us will look as royal as him in it, but silver is a great choice for those looking to take a hair adventure without going too colorful and staying on the minimal and elegant side of things.

Amber Liu

Looking for a cool haircut that screams “I am the boss”? Thankfully, Amber brought it to us. This metallic blue shade and the sorta long pixie vibes are just so powerful and fun there’s no way you’ll feel like your hair is boring ever again.

Red VelvetJoy

A multifaceted yet simple look for those who can’t yet decide what they want or prefer simple styles. Slightly long layers and air bangs — Korea’s most popular bangs style — are the perfect combo to get dozens of looks in one. You can keep the bangs in the middle, separate them and make them disappear, or move them to one side to get side-bangs. 3-in-1!


Short hair, don’t care! Hyebin definitely made us all think about cutting our manes short this year, and 2019 can be the perfect chance to take the risk. This super cute hairstyle is a risky one, that’s true, but you’ll feel so lightweight and chic it’ll will be matter of seconds before you fall in love with it.

Ready to let the scissors do their job? Let us know in the comments who your K-pop hair icon is!

Caromalis is a K-pop and K-beauty obsessed vlogger and writer. You can find her interviewing some of yours (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-beauty trends or testing idols’ skincare routines. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!

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