Korean Girls' Hairstyles

By Krista Sheehan

When deciding on a Korean hairstyle for young girls, it is important to consider not only the texture of the hair, but also so the girl's preferences and activity level. Korean girls who are extremely active or who prefer a low-maintenance routine might want to consider short hair. On the other hand, some Korean girls prefer the look of long hair. Either way, there are a variety of ways to style the hair to match the Korean girl's preferences.


Long Hair

Some Korean girls prefer to wear their hair long; the length typically falls between the shoulders and the middle of the back. Most Korean girls have completely straight hair. Since it takes time and effort to add curl to the hair, most young girls simply wear their hair straight. Some wear their long hair with shorter layers cut around the face. You can easily add bangs to the hairstyle as well. Cut the bangs straight across the forehead so they are not too long to hang in their eyes.

Medium Hair

For girls who like long hair, yet find that it gets in the way too often, consider a medium haircut. With this length, the hair usually falls to the shoulders, where it is styled into a simple bob. The hairstyle does not need to incorporate any layers, as this will only make the hairstyle more difficult to manage. Medium-length hair requires very little maintenance. Either let it hang straight down or hold it back with a headband or bobby pins.

Short Hair

A pixie cut is an extremely short hairstyle that is generally short on the back and sides of the head, and a bit longer on top. This hairstyle is a great choice girls who are extremely active or who do not enjoy spending time on their hair. A popular pixie cut seen on Korean girls involves leaving the front layers long--to the chin or slightly below--and drastically angling the layers back to very short layers at the back of the head. This hairstyle can be maintained quite easily. After washing the hair, it can be left to air dry and will not need any additional styling.


Even if a young girl has a long or medium haircut, there are a variety of ways she can hold the hair back when playing or during the warm summer months. The simplest choice is to pull the hair back into a sleek ponytail: Grasp all the hair together at the crown of the head and secure with an elastic band. For a more interesting hairstyle, pull the hair back into two pigtails, which can be secured just below the ears or at the top of the head, just above the ears. Long hair can be braided down the back of the head. Braids are a popular hairstyle because they not only pull the hair away from the face, but are also visually appealing.


Girls should have their hair cut by a professional, to ensure that the hairstyle they choose is appropriate for their hair texture. Not all hairstyles work with every type of hair. If the hair is extremely thick and coarse, it may be too heavy to wear long. If it is too thin and silky, it may not hold a pixie cut well. Girls should talk about their favorite hairstyles with a stylist, who will help them determine which Korean hairstyle is most appropriate.