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Want to get out of the rut and try something different? Start with your hair. A new haircut will always make you feel fresh and ready to take on the world again.

Too often the stigma that short hair is difficult to pull off, or only looks good on people with extra small faces makes us think twice about giving our precious lengths the snip. Well, let us give it to you straight: most people can pull off short hair.

If all you need now is just a little push, take a look at these Korean celebrities and how they rock short hair – some of them have very recently snipped off their locks, and boy, do they look fabulous!

1. YoonA – Girly and demure

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YoonA knocks it out of the park with her cute bob that gently frames her face and soften her features. Many Korean salons are able to help you achieve this look, just ask them for a “C-curl perm”.

2. Shin Se Kyung – Long airy layers

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For those of us who might be afraid of looking too boyish after giving our precious hair the chop – no fear – Shin Se Kyung is here to show how to look fresh and feminine. The long, airy layers give her ‘do an effortless, tousled look, while still maintaining a reasonable amount of length!

3. IU – Short and sweet

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In slight contrast with YoonA, IU sports a bob with soft, alternating curls instead that give her a tousled look. “The Nation’s Little Sister” shows us that short hairstyles do not mean you have to compromise on versatility, and can be often seen wearing her hair up in a ponytail with face-framing bangs.

4. Nana – Bold and edgy

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After School’s Nana may be known for her long, luscious locks, which is why fans were totally shocked when she sported an angular bob on Instagram. The cut definitely suits her sharp features and emphasises her intense but captivating stare.

Throw out your 2017 woes with a haircut that screams “I’m sexy, confident, and not afraid to show it!”

5. Sulli – Tousled bedhead (but cute)


Bobs don’t have to be straight and neat all the time. Rock the bedhead chic à la Sulli with tousled waves that will move around as you do. With a strategically out-of-place hairstyle, you can now also walk and lounge about without having to worry about messing anything up!

DV TipSea salt sprays, hair rollers and some scrunching will easily give you that effortless “I woke up like this” look so many crave for!

6. Taeyeon – Pop of colour

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Taeyeon’s haircut is no ground-breaking news, but what we love is that she adds fun pops of colours every now and then to shake things up!

If you’re one of the adventurous ones who loves changing up your hair colour, a shorter length will definitely ease the maintenance of bleached hair and the beating your wallet takes at hair salons!

7. Pony – Natural and tapered

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Many of us have been following Pony as she switches her hair colour from brown, to blue, to purple. Dubbed ‘Korea’s most famous YouTuber’, Pony inspires us not only with her creative eyeshadow looks, but now her haircut as well!

We love how this soft bob tapers down to her chin, which sharpens her jawline and makes her makeup pop.

8. Krystal Jung – Straight and sleek

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If you prefer straight, glossy hair, take some inspiration from Krystal Jung’s neatly and levelled hair that is very professional-looking and safe for work!

DV Tip: For added shine, add some serum and lightly run a straightener on a low-heat through.

9. Yoon Bomi – Sleek, straight bob

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Like most K-pop stars, Apink’s Yoon Bomi dabbles in exciting styles and shades pretty frequently. We’re particularly in love with this simple yet super chic bob.

10. Park So Dam – Pixie

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You probably know her as the actress who played Jessica in Bong Joon-ho’s iconic film Parasite. Back then, Park So Dam rocked a bold and daring pixie cut, which frames her face perfectly.

11. Lisa – Sleek blonde lob

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After spending some time flaunting a pastel pink lob, the Blackpink star switches things up with a cool beige-blonde shade. We can’t wait to see what she debuts next.