Aside from the fantastic plots and swoon-worthy love stories, k-dramas are notable for the hairstyles sported by the leading ladies. Their hairdos definitely help shape the characters, and, we're not going to lie– we often find ourselves wanting to steal their looks!
If you agree that k-drama leads have the best hairstyles, you'll love the list below. From short haircuts to long flowing 'dos, check out your next glow-up pegs here.
The Prettiest K-Drama Hairstyles We Loved So Far
1. Chae Song-Hwa's classic bob haircut
Where you saw her: Hospital Playlist
Played by Jeon Mi Do
This classic bob haircut will always be on our hair peg list! The soft layers nicely frame the face. The tips end right below the chin, making it flattering for round and square faces.
2. Cha Soo-Hyun's short bob with bangs
Where you saw her: Encounter
Played by Song Hye Kyo
Hye Kyo looked adorable in this haircut! If you want this look, ask for layered ends and wispy bangs for a flattering look.
3. Kim Bok-Joo's chin bob with micro bangs
Where you saw her: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo
Played by Lee Sung Kyung
Aside from craving Korean fried chicken every time we watch an episode, one standout element was Bok-Joo's cute hairstyle.
4. Ma Hyoen-Yi's pixie bob
Where you saw her: Itaewon Class
Played by Lee Joo Young
Looking for a wash-and-wear short 'do that looks super cool? Try Joo Young's soft pixie bob.
5. Jung Seo Hyun's bob
Where you saw her: Mine
Played by Kim Seo Hyung
The sharp hairstyles created from this short bob haircut complemented Seo-hyun's strong personality.
6. Yoon Na-Bi's long layered hair with sheer bangs
Where you saw her: Nevertheless
Played by Han So Hee
We predicted that layered hairstyles would be big in 2021. Little did we know that the webtoon character of Na-Bi had already sported this look way before the hairstyle became hot! The Netflix drama was perfect timing—it gave us a pretty but low-maintenance hair inspo during the time when salon trips are limited.
7. Jang Man Wol's long hair with sheer bangs
Where you saw her: Hotel del Luna
Played by IU
IU's hairstyle in this series was so iconic, there was a period when we became obsessed with getting sheer K-style bangs.
8. Yeo Da Kyung's long salon blowout hair
Where you saw her: A World of Married Couple
Played by Han So Hee
Da Kyung's life decisions may be questionable but her hair always looked perfect—even during stressful times.
9. Secretary Kim's side-part ponytail
Where you saw her: What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Played by Park Min Young
If you can't part with your long locks yet. always style it like Secretary Kim. She was the epitome of grace under pressure, and her outfits and signature side ponytail hairstyle perfectly represented her character's personality.
10. Seo Dan's long hairstyle with soft waves
Where you saw her: Crash Landing On You
Played by Seo Ji Hye
NGL, we all wanted to part our hair on one side and wear a pretty hair clip because of Seo Dan. The second lead of hit K-drama CLOY has an amazing sense of style just like the lead, Yoon Se-Ri.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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