For the Girls: The Hottest Korean Hair Trends for Spring

Inspiration for your next salon visit courtesy of your favourite Korean celebrities.
Published: April 5, 2024
For the Girls: The Hottest Korean Hair Trends for This Spring
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In need of a mane-over? Our beloved Korean idols and actors all have one thing in common: Enviable hair. They're always one step ahead of the latest trends—and it's no different when it comes to their tresses. From chic cuts to vibrant colours and effortless perms, here are the hottest Korean hair trends to try this season.

Red Vixen

Seoul is all about red hair this season with stars like ITZY's Yuna leading the crimson wave. While bold in colour, it's also extremely versatile—there's a scarlet hue to suit every skin tone. From firetruck red to cherry cola, it is a guaranteed head-turner this spring.

The hottest Korean hair trends for the ladies this spring

While this transformation can be achieved without bleach, red tends to fade quickly with each wash. The Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Shampoo helps extend its the colour's lifespan while offering shine to your mane.

Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Hair Color Protect Shampoo, $165, Briogeo.

Hime Cut

One of the trendiest cuts of the past year, the hime hairstyle, has gained popularity among celebrities like Suzy. This cut features cheek-length sidelocks and blunt bangs for chic versatility. The face-framing haircut can be worn sleek and straight or with gentle waves for a softer look.

The hottest Korean hair trends for the ladies this spring

Accentuate your cut with tresses that glisten in the sun. Kérastase's Shine Enhancing Hair Oil revives and strengthens to create frizz-free, super shiny hair without oil buildup or a greasy finish.

Elixir Ultime Shine Enhancing Hair Oil, $58, Kérastase.

Braided Pigtails

This season, braided pigtails transcend their youthful connotations. Elevating this childhood hairstyle to new heights, diverse lengths, colours, accessories, and braiding techniques offer a sophisticated twist, exemplified by Aespa's Ningning and her floor-length rope braids.

The hottest Korean hair trends for the ladies this spring

Take your cue from Ningning and give your braids an added zhuzh with some texture. The Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray is lightweight yet buildable and gives plenty of volume for an effortlessly tousled look that holds throughout the day.

Texturizing Hair Spray, $47, OUAI.

Related article: Versace Names Aespa’s Ningning as Its Global Brand Ambassador

Blonde Ambition

Blondes are set to have a blast this spring with Aespa's Winter flaunting her long flaxen locks at the Hanteo Music Awards. You could go all in with a daring platinum hue or try a more subtle route with balayage and highlights.

The hottest Korean hair trends for the ladies this spring

While bleaching demands resilience, a solid hair care regimen guarantees your strands stay luxuriously soft and silky. Amika's Nourishing Mask contains vitamins and nutrients to condition and provide immense hydration to damaged locks.

Soulfood Nourishing Mask, $52, Amika.

Bangs Galore

Korean hair trends come and go, but IVE's Wonyoung demonstrates precisely why bangs reign supreme when it comes to revamping your style. This season, the see-through fringe takes on a fresh twist, snipped thicker and tapered to be worn as is or styled into chic curtain bangs.

The hottest Korean hair trends for the ladies this spring

Keeping your bangs from getting greasy throughout the day is challenge itself. Use a dry shampoo like Virtue's Refresh Dry Shampoo to revive your fringe while leaving the hair and scalp refreshed.

Refresh Dry Shampoo, $60, Virtue.

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