This hairstyle worn by K-drama actors is all the rage – here’s how to get hair like Song Kang, Cha Eun-woo

Next up, styling, styling, styling. A two-block cut without styling is just a mushroom bob with shaved sides. First, apply styling cream for texture and volume, using fingers to comb hair backwards. Then, part hair in a 6:4 ratio. Nope, not centre-parting – even Aaron Kwok doesn’t go there these days. The K-actors mostly have a precise off-centre parting. If you can, use a hairdryer to create volume by blowing hair upwards, for the hair on the top layer.

Lastly, and most importantly, use a curling iron to create something called a c-curl, so that the fringe curls inwards on both sides, like the letter “C”. This look has also been referred to as the “comma” hairstyle, for the way the bangs curl in like comma marks.

Seal the look with styling wax or clay, and hairspray. Remember to pull some hair away from the main ‘comma’ so that it isn’t two stiff commas on both sides, but ever-so-slightly messy commas with insouciant strands falling sexily just over the eyebrows, like hot demon Song Kang.


According to Ted Kim, director of Korean salon Suchehwa by Ted, this look is quite versatile, and is seriously trending. He tells us there has been an increase in the number of male customers requesting for longer fringes and asking for the haircuts and styles of K-drama stars.

“We see the most pictures and requests for Cha Eun-woo’s hairstyle, and also Song Kang lately, due to his K-drama My Demon. Rowoon’s hairstyle is also quite popular,” he said.