Over the past few years, the advent of K-Pop has brought forward a very interesting and intriguing look in the world of styling and fashion. We’re talking about Korean men haircut ideas, of course!
Slowly but surely, they have made a name for themselves and become the Backstreet Boys and One Direction of the East in terms of trendsetting! Curious to know more? Scroll down to see the full list and hit play at the bottom for a quick recap!
1. The Simple Korean Men Haircut
Let’s start with a very simple yet modern haircut that Korean men have been adopting. It’s a comb-over with a side part that has a very slick finish to it, almost with no layers at all. The hair glossing agent is optional.
2. The Classic Korean Men’s Haircut
This is a hairstyle you might have seen around Western college campuses a lot and which young Korean men have adopted as well – whether they are students or not. Complete this Ivy League look with a sweater and glasses.
3. The Medium Korean Men’s Haircut
This medium haircut makes for a great way to flaunt straight hair. It is sort of a longer modern bowl cut with curtain bangs and a clean back that can be worn on all occasions and which will fit all face shapes and types of hair.
4. The Epochal Korean Men Haircut
This season, Korean men have been going crazy for epochal haircuts. What does this mean? Every hairstyle you can think of that comes from another age, be it pompadours or bowl haircuts or anything in between that fits the description.
5. The 90s Heartthrob Korean Haircut
Continuing on the above, there is no way Korean men – being as stylish and outgoing as they are – could have missed out on the chance to wear one of the greatest hairstyles of all time, the famous heartthrob haircut of the 90s.
6. The Disconnected Korean Men Haircut
Any disconnected haircut is one in which the lower portion (meaning the hair on your sides and back) is significantly shorter than the hair on top of the head. There must be no fade, otherwise, it’s not a disconnect anymore.
7. Dark Gray Korean Men’s Hairstyle
It’s a known fact that Korean men like to experiment with their looks probably more than both European and American guys combined. The hair color is just one way of doing that. Take this dark gray shade as an example of how you can complement the eyes.
8. Blonde Korean Men’s Hairstyle
Since blonde, especially extreme shades of blonde, has been the color of 2022, you cannot possibly miss out on the chance to try it out for yourself. If you don’t like it, you can always cover it up easily enough.
9. Pink Korean Hairstyle
Nothing says fun and creativity quite like pink hair, even among guys and especially among Asian men. This is the classic 90s Hugh Grant haircut but in orchid pink and coupled with a Tinkerbell sweater!
10. Burnt Orange Korean Hairstyle
Another hair color you can try is this burnt orange shade. We recommend leaving it in the hands of a stylist though, as it is quite difficult to obtain at home – depending on the base color, it might also require bleaching.
11. The Frizzy Korean Men Haircut
If you weren’t already convinced that we’re going through a full 90s revival, maybe this will set matters straight. It’s a bottle blonde, medium, blowout haircut that has been deliberately frizzed out and curled a little and which comes straight out of the last decade of the second millennium.
12. The Layered Korean Men Haircut
Nonetheless, if you prefer something a bit more demure, try this layered and boyish haircut that helps add volume and texture even to fine hair. The feathery bangs and long sides also give it a teenage kick that’s hard to beat.
13. Korean Men Hairstyle with Low Bun
Asian men are no strangers to the man bun as the top knot is, after all, more common in the Asian culture than the Western one. Nonetheless, admire their modern take on the man bun, a slightly messy one created low at the back of the neck.
14. Platinum Blonde Korean Hairstyles for Men
The hair is colored platinum blonde – which we all know is the color of 2022 for men’s style and fashion – but what catches the eye is the choppy short hair and the accessories that complete the look. For example, the classy 80s nerdy glasses are now pimped with gold.
15. The Rain Bi Korean Haircut
For those who might not know, Rain Bi is a Korean pop singer whose real name is Jung Ji Hoon. Below, see him sporting a late 80s to a 90s-inspired haircut that is very feathery and layered and which makes him appeal to both Eastern and Western markets.
16. The Won Jong Jin
Won Jong Jin is a very famous Korean model who also goes by the name of The J. He has scores of fans in Korea who simply adore him and his signature modern emo-inspired haircut.
17. Korean Style Turquoise Hair
Don’t hold back when it comes to experimenting with hair colors because these past few seasons have been all about experimenting with unconventional styles and shades. Turquoise is just an example of how fantastic this long top and shaved short sides hairstyle can look.
18. The Korean Mohawk
This platinum mohawk has got us all swooning. Of course, it’s not a traditional mohawk with gelled spikes, but rather one fits more for the end of the 2010s. One of its modern elements is the shaved sides and back, for example.
19. The G-Dragon Korean Haircut
G-Dragon is a member of the hip-hop boy band Big Bang. A cool fact is that his real name, Ji-Yong, actually means Dragon in Korean (Yong meaning dragon). In 2016, Forbes named him the most influential person in sports and entertainment under 30 in Asia.
20. The Seungri Haircut
One of G-Dragon’s Big Bang bandmates is rapper Seungri. His real name is Lee Seung-Hyun and he is also an actor and a businessman as he opened and established a restaurant franchise and moved away from the entertainment world a little.
21. Unicorn Korean Men Hairstyle
The unicorn trend has reached Korea as well, and we’re so glad it did because this simple messy Korean men’s haircut was made all the better for it. There is no one correct way of doing unicorn hair so just choose the colors you like best!
22. The Gong Yoo Haircut
Here is Korean actor Gong Yoo proudly displaying a buzz cut. We like his rough and tumble look that also adds a little shadowy mustache, long sideburns, and a good tan. This is proof that sometimes, less is more.
23. The Lee Byung-hun Haircut
Lee Byung-hun is a model, singer, and actor. You might recognize him for his portraying “T-1000” in Terminator Genisys or for his role as “Storm Shadow” in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel. We also admire his style and his short and cool haircut with a choppy and textured longer top.
24. The Angular Fringe Korean Men Haircut
Keeping on the same note, this is a short haircut with a fade on the sides and in the back that is completed by the long top turned into a side-swept angular set of bangs. The top also has a feathery finish to it.
25. The Messy Korean Men Haircut
A messy haircut is every guy’s dream. The simple reason behind that is that it requires very little maintenance and even less styling. Either let it run wild and free (bonus points if it is textured and layered as well) or take some hair wax between your fingers and apply it loosely.
26. The Forward Swept Teenage Korean Haircut
Another type of messy haircut that anyone can try out is the one worn by Korean schoolboys. The extra-long top has been blown out using a brush or a comb until all the layers of the haircut are on display and can be clearly distinguished.
27. Chestnut Hairstyle on Long Bowl Cut
Sometimes, when it comes to hair, it’s not so much about the haircut in itself as it is about the hair color. If you’re not a fan of extravagant haircuts but still want to wow those around you with impeccable taste, do so with elegant hair color.
28. The Half Up Half Down for Men
When you have medium-length hair that was also layered, it doesn’t get any easier than this to style your hair. All you need is a small hair elastic (preferably in the same color as your hair) and a few bobby pins (for a neater look) to create this half-up, half-down style for men.
29. The Long Korean Mullet Haircut
The mullet haircut is going through a big revival in 2019 and that’s partly thanks to its many modern takes. Take the one below, for example. It is very feathery and has lots of layers to it but the long tail hanging at the back makes this hairstyle a grandson of the age-old mullet that we all know.
30. The Small Pompadour
A pompadour hairstyle doesn’t necessarily need to be a mile high or very pouffed to count as one. This gelled small version with a comb-over, a middle part, and a disconnect is a very modern take on it and proud enough to call itself a pompadour fit for the decade we live in.
31. The Spiked Korean Men Haircut
Speaking of hairstyles from the past, let’s take a look at the modern version of another 80s classic. This is a very high blowout with spikes that some men used to wear back then, and which is now going through a bit of a revival itself.
32. The Kang Ha Neul
Kang Ha Neul is a Korean actor, and you can see him posing here for a photo shoot for InStyle magazine. For the display, he also displayed a brand new haircut: a medium, highly gelled, and reminiscent of the 90s style one, of course.
33. The Jaejoong Haircut
Jaejoong is a very famous singer, actor, director, and designer from South Korea. He’s a member of the pop band JYJ and has starred in movies and television series, and also tried his luck in directing. Here, he is displaying a short crop with blonde highlights and very long hair at the back.
34. The T.O.P. Haircut
We’re back to the Big Bang, pun intended because we’ve got one more band member whose impeccable style we need to discuss. This time it is rapper T.O.P. and his gorgeous slicked-back hair with slightly shaved sides!
35. Trendy Korean Men Haircut
This amazing nutmeg blonde color can be the perfect choice for autumn. As would be this whole outfit in tones of charcoal gray with layers.
36. Platinum and Ginger Haircut
It takes a lot of courage to color your eyebrows and even more courage to match them one on one to your hair color – especially when that hair color is not necessarily a natural one. This whole look is quite spectacular as it combines two-tone hair: a golden blonde base with a white blonde top.
37. Red and Black Korean Men Haircut
Opposing colors on the color spectrum make for a real spectacle when put together as a hair color. Make sure you blend them in well and that you create the perfect transition from one to the other or separate them, as an alternative.
38. The Relaxed Korean Men Haircut
A relaxed haircut is one in which you don’t have to spend all day grooming or reapplying hair products so that it stays in place. This medium hairstyle seems to do the trick easily enough as it requires just a little hair gel. The loose and falling strands are appreciated but optional.
39. The Curly Korean Men Haircut
Whether you have curly locks or straight hair, you can rock curls in this messy and gorgeous way whenever you want to. To get them, make sure to use plenty of hairsprays as this will keep them all in place and stop the hair from frizzing out.
40. The Kim Won Joong Haircut
Kim Won Joong is a very famous ice hockey player currently playing for the Anyang Halla team in the Asia League Ice Hockey. This is him in a 2014 photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar looking incredible with a very geometrical and clean-cut hairstyle.
41. The Feathery Korean Men Haircut
If you have opted for a feathery haircut, you can keep your layers in check or make sure they stand out by using copious amounts of hair gel or even some hair oils. Try Argan Oil or olive oil hair cream as this will make your locks luxurious and shiny.
42. The Edgy Korean Men Haircut
Essentially, this is a classic buzz cut. However, in this version, the simple haircut becomes a canvas for the tattoos and accessories you can put on and which you won’t want to cover up with your hair.
43. The Spiky Korean Men Haircut
This haircut is a combination between the classic mohawk of the 70s punk scene and the much softer blonde spikes of the 90s. The result is a spiky haircut that can be worn and adapted even for special occasions.
44. The Korean Haircut with a Long Top
Here’s a sexy hairstyle that made a lot of waves and hearts fly on Instagram. It is made of an undershave on one side and a very long comb over on the other part of the head. Below, see how it would look combined with the wet look as well.
45. Blue Korean Hairstyle
Here’s the 90s heartthrob hairstyle cropping up again, only this time, in a timeless blue color. It’s a perfect way to revamp this haircut and bring it up to modern times and trends.
46. Korean Hairstyle with Long Bangs
A set of well-placed and very well-trimmed bangs can update any haircut. But, here’s a tip – don’t try to cut your bangs at home by yourself! It’s a lot more difficult than it looks and no one wants to end up as a fail on YouTube.
47. The Shoulder Length Haircut
This amazing hairstyle can be the perfect fit for men with flowing, thick hair. After it’s grown long enough for your tastes, simply let it run free! Go for choppy ends for some added pizzazz or gather it up in a man bun or another updo when you want to free your face.
48. The Urban Korean Men Haircut
The urban haircut has to be both stylish and serviceable. That’s because the modern urban man doesn’t have the time to style his hair over and over again in front of the mirror. So go for a simple style and wear a haircut that also features side-swept bangs for some added charm.
49. The Modern Bowl Haircut
The bowl haircut is part of the epochal trend that swept over South Korea and that we talked about a little earlier. Of course, this is an updated bowl haircut, not the regular kind you used to get when you were a child and which we all hated thinking about.
50. The Elegant & Handsome Korean Haircut
Last but not least, here’s a haircut that can wonderfully transition from daytime at the office to nighttime at the club. It all depends on how you style it as it can be perfectly neat and well put-together (as below) or ruffled and messy for the nighttime.
Korean men’s haircut ideas are always useful to know because Asian hair is so unique! It has a different texture than most and needs to be handled with care and attention. Not to mention the coolness factor that you need to take into account now that K-Pop is a worldwide trend.
Also, as promised, for a quick recap, just click play on the video below! And let us know in the comment section below which one of these korean haircuts is your favorite!
Martin is a hairstylist and makeup artist, with a passion for art, interior design, and traveling. He has been in the industry for over 10 years and loves meeting new people. Martin enjoys assisting his clients with their various needs and is looking forward to running his own business. When he is not busy building on his career, Martin finds pleasure in spending time with family, going out for a run, and inviting friends over for dinner, boardgames, and a movie.