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Short & Chic Hairstyles Korean Celebrities Are Sporting

From Blackpink's Lisa to Itaewon Class' Lee Joo Young

After living like Rapunzel for months, a shorter hairstyle sounds nothing short of tempting now that we're allowed to get haircuts. Even so, it can still be quite unnerving to chop off our long locks in one go. Need a little push? From Korean girl group Blackpink's Lisa to Itaewon Class' Kim Da Mi's co-star Lee Joo Young, these short hairstyle sported by Korean celebrities are so chic they'll convince you to go through with the snip. 


Lisa's pretty textured lob



If you feel that a pixie or a bob is too short for your liking, try opting for a lob first. It gives you a taste of what it feels like to have shorter hair but it's still long enough that you can tie it up. A lob is also a good choice if you're planning to grow your hair out eventually. Take a cue from Blackpink's Lisa and opt for a statement-making textured lob with volume and form. 


Go Joon Hee's fierce pixie cut



Going for a short pixie cut? Look to no one but Go Joon Hee, the queen of short hairstyles. She's proof that a bold change in haircut can be as transformative as other enhancements. When she traded her long hair for a shorter cut, it was so iconic that it started a "short hairstyle craze" among South Korean women.


Lee Joo Young's cool asymmetrical layered pixie



If you're going for a look with more swag, Lee Joo Young's haircut may be the one you're looking for. No one can deny how cool she looks in Itaewon Class, and dare we say that it's partly due to her layered pixie hairstyle that lends an extra layer of enviable edge.

Hwang Jung Eum's fresh pixie bob




When you google "pixie bob", the result will yield photos of a cute cat breed. Add "haircut" in the search bar and you'll find a look that is just as adorable — a versatile short hairstyle that's perfect for those who want a fresh, youthful look. As seen on Hwang Jung Eum, this haircut highlights the eyes and lips. The To All The Guys Who Loved Me star rocks this looked effortlessly and pairs it with subtle shimmer makeup to bring out her beautiful features even more.


Gain's adorable mushroom pixie bob



Gain's short hairdo has always worked for her since Brown Eyed Girls' Abracadabra days, don't you think so? These days, she's sporting a much softer, rounder bob that we love as much as the edgy pixie she had a decade ago.

Ryujin's sleek blunt bob



There's no doubt that Ryujin's blunt bob is as badass as her. Note how the light ashy shade works well with her no-nonsense edgy style. A trendy short cut can really elevate any ensemble!


Arin's cute soft bob



Many people have a misconception that a short hairstyle contributes to a tomboy-ish look (not a bad thing!), but it's not always true. For those who prefer a feminine haircut, Arin's soft brown-hued medium bob with bangs is a nice option. 

Park Soo Jin’s soft wavy lob with side-swept bangs



Want something more subtle? Try Park Soo Jin's wavy lob cut with low side-swept bangs. We've already seen her in a short blunt bob in My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho. She looks absolutely adorable there, but this recent style makes her look more sophisticated. Très chic!


Which of these short hairstyles caught your fancy?


(Cover photo from: @lalalalisa_m, @i_icaruswalks)


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