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23 Korean Bangs Hairstyles That Are Trendy in 2024

If you were wondering what Korean bangs are, you’re at the right place. Bangs are extremely popular in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and China. And in each of these countries, they are styled in a particular way to fulfill certain aesthetic and fashion purposes. And they look adorable!

How to Cut Korean Bangs: Step-by-Step Guide

how to cut korean bangs

Step 1: Purchase a pair of haircutting shears. These should only be used on hair. Decide where you want your fringe bangs to begin and where you want to part your hair and comb the bangs forward over your forehead.

Step 2: The part of your bangs that are falling between your eyebrows should be your main focus as it will be the most important for creating your perfect hair bangs.

Step 3: The bangs ideally should not be further back into the hairline than the width of two of your fingers. Cut your hair to a length that is ½” to 1” longer than where you want the bangs to fall. You’ll want them to be slightly shorter in the center, and gradually get longer towards the sides.

Step 4: Separate a section on each side of the section you’ve just cut. Those two sections should be equal. Then cut them diagonally starting from the bridge of your nose, all the way to your jaw bone to shape your side bangs. You can do this by sliding the scissors down.

Step 5: The diagonal side bangs will help cover portions of your face far on the sides, which will make your face look leaner. After you’ve cut your side bangs, sweep them to the side and fan out the middle portion of the bangs leaving it looking natural over your forehead.

Step 6: The final step is to point-cut the ends of the bangs to diffuse the lines. I suggest doing this with thinning shears. After that, you can use a roller or a hair straightener to curl your bangs inwards for perfect volume and you have your perfect Korean bangs.

Reviewer’s opinion: As a stylist, I really do not condone teaching people how to cut their own bangs. You should get it done by a professional as a bang trim is not expensive. 9 times out of 10 this ends very badly when people try to do this themselves.

Check Out The Following Video to Learn The Step by Step Process of How to Cut Korean Bangs

How to Get Korean See-Through Bangs

see through bangs for korean women

Korean see-through bangs are called that way because they are so wispy and thin that you can actually see your forehead through them. They are shorter in the middle and longer on the sides just as described above. However, there are a few tips that you could use to get those perfect Korean see-through bangs.

Tip 1: Spend time thinning them. Those vertical cuts are probably the most important step when it comes to this hairstyle. You can also use thinning scissors but then you will have to be extra careful.

Tip 2: Your bangs shouldn’t start too high. The higher the part where your bangs start, the more hair goes over your forehead and becomes a part of the bangs. And the more hair there is, the harder it will be to thin your bangs out. That means that your bangs should probably start about an inch behind your hairline.

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Tip 3: Use styling products. If you don’t mind a bit of wax on your fringe, definitely use it. It will give a thinner appearance to the bangs.

Watch The Following Short Tutorial of How to Cut and Style Korean See Through Bangs

Stunning Korean Bangs Hairstyles

Following are the amazing Korean bangs hairstyles that other Asian women can also give a try.

1. Short Straight Bangs on Long Hair

korean bangs on long straight hair

This hairstyle with Korean bangs is as simple and minimalistic as it gets, especially if done on dark hair, but it’s so chic.

Ideal for: Oval-shaped faces.

How to style: Part your hair in the middle. Cut your bangs completely straight about half an inch above the eyebrows. Straighten your hair with a hair straightener.

2. Straight Bangs with Bob

korean girl with bangs

For those who are looking for short, cute Korean inspired bangs hairstyles that are easy to maintain, this is the one to go for.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Cut this circular short bob hairstyle. Layer it with thinning scissors and use a styling brush to style it.

3. Natural Korean Bangs

korean bangs on natural hair

Natural hairstyles look so endearing with bangs such as these see-through Korean bangs and some hair accessories.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Part your hair in the middle. Style both the bangs and a hair using a styling brush while blow-drying. Then you can tuck your side bangs behind the ears or even wear a decorative headband.

4. Thick Korean Bangs with Buns

Thick Korean Bangs and Side Buns

If you feel like being playful, you might like these side buns…

Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Use a roller to curl the ends of your bangs inwards. Then part the rest of your hair in the middle and style it into a voluminous double bun on the sides.

5. Bangs with High Ponytail

korean bangs with ponytail for women

Ponytails and bangs have always been a match made in heaven!

Ideal for: Square and round-shaped faces.

How to style: Tie a medium-high ponytail at the back leaving the Korean style bangs out.

6. See Through Bangs

Short bobs are super stylish, and they can only be cuter with these see-through Korean bangs.

Ideal for: Oval and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Cut a short bob with a middle part and see-through Korean bangs. Style it with a styling brush while blow-drying.

7. Bangs with a Headband

When it comes to headbands, there are so many options to choose from to make your hairstyle pop.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: After styling and blow-drying your hair, you can use a bandana as a headband for a stylish look.

8. Korean Bangs and a Braid

Go back to the seventies with this gorgeous braided ponytail and Korean bangs.

Ideal for: Round and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Tie a sleek high ponytail at the back leaving the bangs out. Don’t worry if it’s not perfectly smooth. Then braid a simple braid from the ponytail and secure it with an elastic band.

9. Messy Short Hairstyle

messy short hairstyle with bangs

Messy short hairstyles are so chic and trendy, and also incredibly easy to maintain.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Cut an asymmetrical bob and Korean bangs. Sweep the bangs to the side and use a styling brush and styling products to mess out the bob.

10. Wavy Side Ponytail

bangs with ponytail for korean women

Catch the K-pop vibe by creating this wavy side ponytail with Korean bangs.

Ideal for: Oval and square-shaped faces.

How to style: Use a styling brush and a blow dryer to style your bangs. Then use a hair straightener to curl the gentle, natural waves. Tie a high side ponytail. Use hairspray for the ponytail to remain sleek and to make the curls firm.

11. Cute Samurai Bun

korean inspired bangs for women

With a samurai bun, you will get your hair away from your face while looking stylish at the same time.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Use a styling brush while blow-drying to turn the ends of your bob inwards. Then take a piece of hair like you would if you were doing a normal half pony, but tie it into a messy bun instead. Leave a few random strands to fall loosely over your face.

12. Korean Bangs in Curly Updo

These wavy schoolgirl half updos with Korean bangs and a bow on top are simply irresistible.

Ideal for: Oval and round-shaped faces.

How to style: Use a hair straightener or a curling iron to curl your hair. Then make a plain half updo and secure it with an elastic band. Leave the bangs to fall over your forehead. If you don’t have bangs of your own, use a weave. Use a colorful headband for decoration.

13. High Messy Bun with Bangs

High Messy Bun with Bangs for Korean Women

Messy buns suit everybody and are quick to do and always modern. A classic updo with bangs hairstyle.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: If you have straight hair, no styling is needed prior to creating the updo. Use an elastic band to secure this completely messy updo. Leave a thin long strand on each side of the bangs out of the bun.

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14. Voluminous Straight Blowout Hair

koreang bangs on long straight hair

This voluminous straight long hairstyle with Korean bangs is so breathtaking.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Use a styling brush and a blow dryer to straighten your hair and curl the ends inwards. That way the hair will keep its volume.

15. Space Buns with Thick Bangs

Space Buns with Thick Korean Bangs

Do you prefer high buns? If you are, you can try this style on your blonde hair.

Ideal for: Oval and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Curl the ends of your bangs inwards with the help of a roller. Leave a longer strand on each side out of the updo. Create the updo by making a high double bun.

16. Lash-Grazing Bangs

Korean bangs for round face

Thick bangs grazing the eyelashes are ideal to cover a large forehead.

Ideal for: Long faces.

How to style: Take the strands from the top of the head and chop them just below the eyebrows. Pair the bangs with a straight-cut long lob.

17. Side-Swept

Korean side bangs

Those who don’t like to cover their entire forehead can try out a side-swept style.

Ideal for: All face shapes.

How to style: Go for soft shoulder-length layers and cut the side-swept strands to fall just above one eyebrow. Accentuate the style with oversized hairpins. The side swept bangs will offset a round face, long face, or square face.

18. Wispy and Light

Keep your look elegant and soft by going for a wispy fringe.

Ideal for: Square and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Cut the bangs along the brows and point cut them vertically to achieve a light feathery texture. Finish off with highlights. Be sure to take a very minimal amount of hair for the bangs.

19. See-Through Style

These stunning Korean bangs create a charming appeal that cannot be overlooked.

Ideal for: Oval faces.

How to style: The fringe is cut in a way that parts of the forehead are visible through the gaps with flipped-out layers completing the look.

20. Curtain Bangs

Popular since the 70’s curtain bangs never go out of style.

Ideal for: Round and oval faces.

How to style: Part the front strands in the middle and cut each side at an angle. Feather the bangs with vertical snips and style them with a blow dryer and round brush.

21. Sleek and Sexy

Girls with glasses! Don’t feel left out as here is a look for you too.

Ideal for: Oblong face shapes.

How to style: Cut the strands to fall between the lash and brows and straighten them for a sleek and sexy finish.

22. Piecey Fringe

Thick-haired ladies can consider piecey bangs characterized by well-defined separate strands.

Ideal for: Square, oval, and heart-shaped faces.

How to style: Apply some pomade on your fingers and pinch and twist the ends of the bangs to fall in any direction while the remaining mane is curled.

23. Barely-There

Avoid a suffocated appearance with these Korean-style bangs perfect for thin hair.

Ideal for: All faces except triangle face shape.

How to style: Trim a few strands to fall on the forehead sparodically and pair the look with a layered curly round bob. Chic isn’t it?    

Korean Bangs vs. Japanese Bangs

Korean Bangs vs. Japanese Bangs

The main difference between bangs in Korean and Japanese hairstyles is in the density and thickness of the bangs. While Korean women prefer see-through bangs, Japanese women often wear bangs that are a little bit thicker, and sometimes they like to go for side-swept bangs.

On the other hand, both Japanese and Korean bangs are shorter in the middle and longer on the sides to make the face appear smaller. They are a huge part of the culture and fashion and extremely popular.


Which face shape is best for bangs?

All face shapes can be suitable for bangs. The oval face shape is considered the most perfect and versatile for any hairstyle, but there are different bangs hairstyles that are suitable for other face shapes as well.

For instance, Side bangs are good for round and square shaped faces, while straight bangs are good for oval and oblong faces.

Can I get Korean bangs on curly hair?

Korean bangs are generally not thought to match well with curly hair. However, if you don’t think so and you are ready to commit yourself to constantly straighten your hair, then go for it.

Korean bangs have caught the attention of fashion and hairstyling experts, and we are sure now they’ve caught your attention too.