7 Trending Hair Styles This Season, As Modeled By Your Fave K-Pop Stars

Fall is well underway, and we’re heading into the holiday season. It’s the perfect time to refresh your look, whether that be with a fresh cut or a style switch-up. If you’re an avid K-pop fan or just searching for a little hair inspo, look no further. Here are some great ways to stay on trend all the way into 2022.

1. Pumpkin spice hair

This color always seems to come back around, and for a good reason: it’s a total fall classic! Just like the latte it’s named after, the warm color of pumpkin spice hair is perfect for warding off the winter chill. It’s modeled here (in various styles, too!) by ITZY‘s Chaeryeong, STAYC’s Sieun, aespa‘s Ningning, and Red Velvet‘s Seulgi.

2. Choppy bangs

As COVID-19 lockdowns are coming to an end, that slightly undone look is still super chic. This textured, imprecise fringe is totally reminiscent of bathroom mirror self-cut styles, and is also much easier to recreate than blunt bangs since the messy look is what lends it that cool-girl charm. Take some inspiration from Red Velvet’s Wendy, Oh My Girl‘s Mimi, Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, or TWICE‘s Momo!

3. Barely-there braids

In case you’re not ready to commit to a chop, this is a great look that’s low on commitment but high on style. Just a wisp of barely-there braids interspersed throughout the rest of the hair is a cool way to add some interest to an otherwise simple look. IU, BLACKPINK‘s Jennie, Stray Kids‘ Felix, and Weeekly’s Jaehee have mastered this style!

4. Double ponytails

Ponytails are back, and in a big way! High or low, half-up or totally tied – there’s really no wrong way to do this style, which makes it super versatile. It’s also well-suited to shorter hair. Take a cue from EVERGLOW’s Yiren, Red Velvet’s Irene, TWICE’s Nayeon, or BLACKPINK’s Lisa and give this style a shot!

5. Long, healthy lengths

There’s no better time than winter to give your hair a break from bleaching and return to your natural color. Your hair will thank you, and you can ring in the new year with healthy, refreshed hair. Oh My Girl’s Hyojung, ITZY’s Yuna, BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, and Chungha are all rocking the au naturele look, so you can too!

6. Waves of waves

For those of us who are old enough to remember what a crimper is, it might be time to break that out! Whether you’re creating your style with a crimper or a curler, this look is all about defined waves that add texture and volume. If you’re not sure how to pull this off, just look to TWICE’s Chaeyoung, Sunmi, aespa’s Karina, or Red Velvet’s Joy.

7. Creative coloring

If you’re a big fan of color but you don’t want to be basic about it, then this is definitely the look to try. It’s not one particular style, per se, but more of a license to get creative with your dye job. Whether you do it like ITZY’s Yeji, BTS‘s J-Hope, STAYC’s Yoon, or GOT7‘s Youngjae, the sky’s the limit!

What’s your favorite hair trend of the moment? Tell us in the comments!

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