Keeping its spot under the Top 10 Netflix series in Singapore for more than a month now, the Netflix Original Korean Drama, Vincenzo has also been topping the charts in Korea and receiving lots of love from fans internationally.
This action-packed series stars Jeon Yeo Bin, who plays Cha Young in the show, along with Song Joong Ki and OK Taecyeon. Cha Young is depicted as an ambitious lawyer in the show and you’d probably guess that she rocked various strong career-woman styles that we can totally introduce to our boardroom style repertoire.
Daily Vanity spoke to Issac Ng, Senior Director Stylist of Leekaja Beauty Salon to find out how to replicate Cha Young’s signature hairstyles in Vincenzo. Ng has over 30 years of professional experience in the hairstyling industry and shared with us step-by-step tips on achieving these looks.
4 Cha Young-inspired hairstyles to steal
1. Effortless natural hair-down waves
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve Vincenzo Cha Young’s effortless natural hair-down waves that is suitable for everyday wear.
Step one: Spray some heat protectant on your hair.
Step two: Divide your hair into sections and twist it.
Step three: Using a curling iron with a large barrel, bring the waves forward to frame the face.
Step four: Once the hair is fully curled, apply hairspray and make use of the stiffness of the hair strands to manipulate the overall shape of the hair.
Step five: For the final step, finish off with an anti-frizz serum to add that final touch of shine and softness.
Having to curl your hair every morning can get quite vexing and we’re pretty sure many of you would rather use that extra time to sleep in even if it’s just another five minutes. Well, here’s a low-maintenance alternative that doesn’t require any effort from you in the morning that you can get done at Leekaja Beauty Salon – the Korean S-Curl perm. With this perm, be assured that you will be waking up with beautiful effortless curls without having to spend time every morning curling your hair.
2. Loose ponytail with framing bangs
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve Vincenzo Cha Young’s loose ponytail with framing bangs for a girl’s night out.
Step one: With your fingers, comb through and tousle your hair to loosen up its texture.
Step two: Secure all that hair with a rubber band, creating a ponytail.
Step three: Your ponytail probably looks very tight after step two, so you might want to use your fingertips to pick up and separate some fringe from the front to frame the face.
Step four: Finish with an anti-frizz serum to add that final touch of shine and softness.
Framing bangs is one of the trendiest hairstyles that has been ongoing for a long time and it doesn’t seem like it will disappear anytime soon. The flattering look helps frame the face, just like how contouring with makeup works, and is a style that suits practically everyone!
3. Sleek ponytail
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve Vincenzo Cha Young’s sleek ponytail for that important business meeting you have to attend.
Step one: Spray hairspray all over to minimise the visibility of broken hairs and baby hairs.
Step two: Use a large comb to flatten out the hair into a sleek ponytail.
Step three: Finish with an anti-frizz serum to add shine and softness. Use your fingertips to pull out some baby hair if you would like to frame your face a little more.
4. Single loose side-braid
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to achieve Vincenzo Cha Young’s single loose side-braid for a date night.
Step one: Before styling the hair, spray hairspray all over to make it easier to control your hair.
Step two: Then, pull your hair to the preferred side of the head and split the hair into three parts to interlock into a braid.
Step three: Last but not least, finish off with an anti-frizz serum to add some shine and softness.
Note: Often these hairstyles look extremely good on actresses but when we ask to get the same style done, we often end up looking a little different from what we had envisioned. Ng says that while general styles apply to most people, you still have to consider different factors such as your skin tone, hair colour, and face shape and customise each style accordingly to suit you.
Recommended styling products
Here is a list of products that Stylist Issac Ng has recommended that will help a ton with styling your hair. You can find these products at Leekaja, other selected salons, or at the online retailers listed below.
1. Shiseido Sublimic Wonder Shield
Protecting your hair from over seven external stressors in real life, the shielding agents present in this product help protect the surface of your hair.
“My favourite styling products are heat protectant sprays or serums to minimise hair damage from hot tools.” – Issac Ng
2. Milbon Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray 10
Helping to instantly lock your hairstyle in shape, this hair spray does its job very efficiently while defying frizz too.
“To prolong these hairstyles to last a full eight-hour office shift, I strongly suggest using an anti-frizz serum to rule out the hairs from sticking out and a good quality hairspray to lock the hairstyles in for long periods of time.” – Issac Ng
3. Naturia Keratin Water Pack
Provide your hair with all the goodness with this hair mask that is made of enhancing keratin and various natural extract ingredients.
“Since hairstyling normally requires tools and products that disrupt the hair’s natural processes, a weekly waterpack or hair mask routine would be a great low-maintenance solution, or if you wish to deeply repair your hair and have a self-care experience at the same time, visiting Leekaja to pamper yourself with an intensive hair treatment would do wonders to your hair and your mood too.” – Issac Ng
Feature image taken from Pinterest.