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Even if you don’t watch Korean dramas, you might still have heard of friends gushing over shows like Queen of Tears, Lovely Runner, or Descendants of the Sun.

Whether or not you’re a fan of these dramas, there’s still one aspect we feel everyone can benefit from – the gorgeous hairstyles of characters in the shows! Here are 12 that we’ve picked out – and we love that most of them can be achieved effortlessly.

From Queen of Tears

1. Loose Natural Waves – Hong Hae In (played by Kim Ji Won)

Exude confidence and luxury with this elegant hairstyle!

Hae In’s power as a chaebol heiress is undeniable, and it is reflected in her put-together appearance. Her gorgeous long hair is ever-so-slightly curled and matches every single one of her fabulous outfits.

DV Tip: Check out this tip for tucking your hair neatly without making your hair look flat! Simply tie your hair near your ear, and make a small loop to securely tuck the front sections of your hair away. Pair this with eye-catching earrings like Hae In to really make a statement!

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Is this hairstyle for me? If you’re willing to commit to styling and maintaining these luscious locks even in our tropical heat, you’ll definitely enjoy the sophisticated look of this hairstyle.

Related read: Queen of Tears Actress Kim Ji-won Shares Her Top Beauty Tips, Including a Unique Way of Applying Ampoules

From Lovely Runner

2. High Bun with Wispy Bangs – Im Sol (played by Kim Hye Yoon)

Looking for a youthful hairstyle? Take inspiration from Sol’s high school hairstyle after she’s inexplicably transported 15 years into the past!

Her neat high bun gives her a fresh yet elegant look, complemented by wispy bangs that frame her face perfectly.

DV Tip: If you have time to spare, why not spice things up with a braided bun? Try tying your hair into a braid before you loop it into a bun as usual. The twists of the braid will add extra texture, giving your bun a unique touch.

Is this hairstyle for me? While achieving this neat bun may not always be easy, this hairstyle is definitely convenient for school or work while keeping you cool in the hot weather.

3. Two Block Cut – Ryu Sun Jae (played by Byeon Woo Seok)

Sun Jae’s hairstyle as a world-famous K-pop star is sure to look incredible both on and off-stage! This haircut is longer at the back and features slightly wavy bangs for a tousled and relaxed look.

The two-block haircut has grown in popularity among all the hottest K-drama actors, making it a great choice for those who want to stay on-trend.

DV Tip: The key to this hairstyle is to keep it natural instead of stiff. So, separate a few wisps of hair away from your bangs for a slightly messier look, and experiment with different partings to find one that suits you!

Is this hairstyle for me? To replicate this look, you’ll need a longer fringe, and possibly a perm to add volume to your hair. You’ll also have to do a decent amount of styling to achieve this charming hairstyle, which might not be ideal if you want a more low-maintenance haircut.

From Marry My Husband

4. Short Waves – Kang Ji Won (played by Park Min Young)

Want a more dramatic transformation? Switch things up with a chic short hairstyle like Ji Won!

Ji Won’s drastic change in appearance from her long hair earlier in the series reflects her bold and confident new image. While getting a second life like Ji Won isn’t exactly feasible, you can still revamp your look any time with this elegant haircut.

DV Tip: Try out a side parting like Ji Won for a more unique asymmetrical look, and try out longer bangs for added elegance. For an extra flattering hairstyle, curl your hair slightly to make sure it curves around your face!

Is this hairstyle for me? Going from long to short hair can be pretty intimidating, so consult with your hairstylist to find a length that works for you. If you have thicker hair, you can also soften the haircut with layers, which will give it more texture.

5. Elegant Half-Up Hair – Jeong Su Min (played by Song Ha Yoon)

We can’t help but be inspired by this fashionable villain and her gorgeous style!

Su Min’s sweet and feminine look belies her cunning and manipulative side, and her half-up hairstyle has been attempted by many viewers. Whether you go for a a half-up ponytail or half-up bun, you’re sure to radiate elegance with this hairstyle.

DV Tip: For more dynamic half-up hairstyle, try tying two ponytails instead of one! Loop one ponytail through the other to combine them into one voluminous ponytail, and pull a few strands of hair out for a more natural look.

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Is this hairstyle for me? This hairstyle will keep your hair out of your face, and can be left simple or decorated with hair accessories, making it a versatile choice for those with longer hair.

Related read: These Are the Exact Lippies Used by Song Ha-Yoon in Marry My Husband

From Hotel Del Luna

6. Braided Updo – Jang Man Wol (played by IU)

Man Wol’s princess-like hairstyles add an extra touch of magic to her supernatural hotel, making them the perfect inspiration for a special occasion.

Whether it’s for a celebration or a fancy night out, this braided half-up hairstyle will give you an ethereal look that’s sure to blow everyone away!

DV Tip: According to IU’s hairstylist, pinning your hair up above your eye level will help to give your hair more volume. This will lift and slim your features in turn, making your face look smaller!

Is this hairstyle for me? This look is on the more complicated side, so you’ll need to spend a bit more time to get these neat and uniform braids. However, we think it’s definitely worth it for the extra glamour!

Related read: 7 Beauty Tips From Korea’s Sweetheart IU – From Skincare and Makeup to Fitness and Diet!

From Goblin

7. Au Natural – Ji Eun Tak (played by Kim Go Eun)

This hair style is so effortless yet chic, great for on-the-go ladies who don’t have all day to style their hair but still want to look youthful and put-together. This hairdo is especially fitting for ladies who work at corporate jobs.

DV Tip: This hair would lose its charm if your hair tips look dry. Be sure to condition your hair faithfully with an in-shower conditioner and leave-in serum. Also, if you plan to blow dry your hair, remember to apply a heat-protectant serum or cream.

Is this hairstyle for me? If you hate spending time on your hair, this look is for you. If your hair is wavy, you’ll definitely achieve that carefree look without much hassle.

8. Long Copper – Sunny (played by Yoo In-Na)

If you love experimenting with colours, consider the beautiful copper shade that Sunny has. Sophisticated but never boring, this is a great colour to try and will spice up your look instantly.

DV Tip: Care for your hair by using hair care products that are specifically formulated for dyed hair to ensure that the colour does not fade and your hair remains healthy.

Is this hairstyle for me? Sadly, this exact hair colour is not a one-size-fits-all. But you can consult your hairstylist to get a shade of copper that flatters your skin tone.

9. Bold Bangs and Layers – Samshin Grandma (played by Lee El)

Suitable for those who are familiar with bangs, this look takes it to the next level with a strong style that frames the face. Pair this look with a bold lip colour and you are good to go!

DV Tip: Perfect bangs have to be maintained. Start your day by styling them with a round brush and hairdryer to add more volume and shine.

Is this hairstyle for me? Blunt bangs look best with thick and straight hair. However, ladies who have acne-prone skin and oily skin may find bangs aggravating shine and pimples on the forehead. You should also be prepared to commit some time and money to maintaining your bangs.

From Descendants of the Sun

10. Blunt Bangs with Shoulder Length Hair – Kang Mo Yeon (played by Song Hye-Kyo)

This is an effortless and cute hairdo that is worn by Kang Mo Yeon. The slight C-curl at the ends would give you the appearance of thicker-looking hair.

DV Tip: Blow dry your hair straight and curling the ends in with a round brush to get the look.

Is this hairstyle for me? This hair style suits most face shapes. However, regular trims and styling is required if you want to look like Kang Mo Yeon all the time.

11. Simple Bob – Yoon Myeong-Joo (played by Kim Ji-Won)

Who says short hair is boring? A simple bob like Yoon Myeong-Joo’s gives you a polished and professional look.

DV Tip: Maintain the look by using leave-in conditioner that is meant for straight hair, so it looks neat and soft. Make sure you avoid the scalp, though!

Is this hairstyle for me? For this hairstyle to look flattering, you’ll need the right cut depending on your hair texture. If you have very thick hair, ask for more layers to avoid looking like a mess on your bad-hair-days. However, if you have fine hair, ask for a one-length cut.

12. Chestnut Brown Lob – Choi Min-Ji (played by Park Hwan Hee)

For a more conservative hair colour inspiration, we recommend this beautiful chestnut brown colour. It’s flattering on all Asian skin tones and can help brighten the appearance of your complexion. And to get Min-Ji’s hairstyle above, simply section your hair into thirds and tie up the upper one-third into a ponytail.

Style Tip: Min-Ji has subtle curls at the ends – to get this, dampen your hair slightly and twist the ends with the fingers. For a stronger hold, use hairspray.

Is this hairstyle for me? This hairstyle is great for ladies who are trying to grow their hair out and are getting bored with shorter hair. However, since chemical dye is applied to the hair, be sure to follow-up with regular hair treatment.

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