100 Years Of Korean Men’s Hairstyles

Sally Sun
By Sally Sun
March 10, 2017Style
100 Years Of Korean Men’s Hairstyles

Korean Men’s hairstyles and hair trends have changed dramatically over the past 100 years… Let’s take a look at how men’s hairstyles in Korea has changed throughout the past century!


From the end of the 19th century until 1929, short hairstyles and western style hats gradually replaced the traditional topknots due to the new education and regulations.


During the periods of 1930, 1940 and 1950, the side part was made popular with pomade. crew cut and shaved hairstyles were also popular among men.




In the 1960s the pushed back ‘Mambo’ type hairstyle was loved.


In the 1970s, the trend moved towards having longer hair due to influence from the Beatles.


In the 1980s ‘Pride’ hair became the new trend with the introduction of new hair products such as wax and hairspray.


From the 1990s, longer hair became popular with the influence of bands such as H.O.T, G.O.D, and TURBO. Full hair color and highlights became the new trend this time with hair parted in the middle.


From the 2000s, K-pop bands such as TVXQ keep the influence of long hairstyle but the perming and wavy hair was also added.2000

And starting from 2010, the undercut such as Korean actor, Kim Soo Hyun’s, who acted in ‘My Love from the Star,’ was loved as well as K-pop hairstyles such as Top’s from Big Bang.



In 2016, the most popular and trendy hairstyle today is the ‘Comma’ hairstyle.



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  • 100 Years of Men’s Hairstyles (South Korea) 1910~2016:

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