2024 Must-Try Korean Hair Trends for Men

2024 Must-Try Korean Hair Trends for Men


As we step into 2024, it’s time to explore the evolving landscape of Korean hair trends for men. Join me as I guide you through the tranquil waters of the trendiest looks set to define this year.

In our previous post, we delved into the 2024 hair trends for women. Today, let’s shift our focus to gentlemen and explore the latest in men’s hairstyles for the upcoming year.

Throughout 2023, the trend leaned towards short and tidy designs. But, as the seasons changed, so did the preference for longer hair lengths. Notably, influential figures like V of BTS, actor Lee Dong Wook, and Dex from “Single’s Inferno Season 2” maintained longer lengths, setting the tone for the prevailing trend of extended hair lengths in 2024.

1. Semi Leaf Cut

Also known as Soft Leaf Cut
2024 Hair Trend - Leaf Cut by Park Bo Gum
Classic Leaf Cut

The Leaf Cut is a beloved style among Korean male celebrities and their fans. Leaf Cut continues to make waves in Korea and is anticipated to extend its influence across Asia in the new year.

Semi-leaf cut is a modern hairstyle that resonates with a light and airy aesthetic. The hairstyle is characterized by longer back hair and leaf-shaped bangs in the front. Unlike its predecessor, which had longer lengths all around, the 2024 trend shifts towards a more manageable length. The overall effect is a style that pairs well with various fashion statements, from the boyfriend look to street fashion and the classic old-money trend.

2024 Hair Trend Semi-Leaf Cut by Actor Lee Dong Wook and V of BTS

You may be considering a long hairstyle but have reservations about it looking messy or burdensome. Then, look no further! Semi-leaf cut may be your go-to style for 2024. The length is notably shorter, with the bangs gently touching the eyebrows or eyes, offering a lighter and more contemporary feel. This style harmonizes well with the recent trend, making it a suitable choice for those who want to evoke the leaf cut without the perceived weight at the back.

2024 Hair Trend - Semi Leaf Cut by Park Bo Gum and V of BTS

Straight-haired individuals should opt for a “semi-leaf perm,” along with the haircut, to achieve the desired effect. For this style, do note that you need your hair to be a certain length—bangs above the eyebrows and side hair slightly touching the ears.

2. See-Through Dandy Cut

Jung Haein and Bae In Hyuk with 2024 Hair Trend See-Through Dandy Cut

A steadfast favorite among Korean men, the see-through dandy cut prevails as a preferred haircut. This style is recognized for its transformation of conventional dandy-cut bangs into a lighter, wispy texture, creating a less weighty appearance.

See-Through Dandy Cut by Cha Eunwoo

This style is ideal for those who prefer longer hair or seek a soft boyfriend look with minimal styling. The see-through dandy cut is poised to maintain its popularity throughout 2024. Its versatility shines through as it seamlessly adapts to various occasions, from casual outings to more formal settings, offering a refined charm that effortlessly complements any lifestyle.

3. Long Guile Cut

2024 Hair Trend Guile Cut by Wi Ha Jun

In the ever-evolving landscape of men’s hairstyles, the long guile cut emerges as a standout choice for those seeking a harmonious blend of sophistication and contemporary flair. While a short guile cut imparts a neat and masculine aura, the trend in 2024 leans towards longer lengths.

Shorter Guile Cut by Actor Park Seo Jun, Longer Trendy Guile Cut by Jang Ki-yong

The beauty of the long guile cut lies in its adaptability, allowing for a myriad of styling possibilities due to its extended length compared to regular guile cuts. Whether you’re aiming for a polished look or a more relaxed aesthetic, the long guile cut offers the flexibility to express your unique style with an understated elegance that transcends the ordinary.

4. Drop Cut

Also known as Crop Cut
Drop Cut by Actor Lee Jae Hoon, Crop Cut by Choi Hyun Wook
Left: Drop Cut, Right: Crop Cut

The Drop Cut, characterized by parted hair in the middle, gives the illusion of side hairs gracefully dropping down. This short hairstyle is appreciated for its light texture, effectively eliminating any heavy or stiff impressions. You can even give a softer look by just putting the hair down. The hairstyle is called Drop Cut when the bangs have volume, and when bangs are completely straightened down, it is called Crop Cut.

2024 Hair Trend Drop Cut by Actors Jung Haein and Lee Jae Hoon

Last year, the short Ivy League cut was a big trend. Ivy League cut is a stylish combination of the short crew cut and side part. Drop cut is especially a great choice for people who did a Ivy League Cut beforehand and wish to grow their hair.

As we transition into 2024, Drop Cuts are extending in length and adopting a more natural styling approach. Longer lengths and a natural aesthetic are becoming the overarching trends, influencing both short and long hairstyles.


Today, we explored three hairstyles anticipated to trend in 2024. Finding a hairstyle that suits you can elevate your overall appearance. The 2024 hairstyle trends embrace a departure from overly short, straight, and stylish looks, favoring longer, wavy, natural, and unique styles.

I encourage you to consider adopting a new hairstyle from among these trendy options! Embrace the calm elegance that defines 2024, and may you find a look that resonates with your individuality.

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey, our Protrim Hair Salon is here to bring these 2024 hair trends to life. Our expert stylists are equipped to tailor these looks to suit your personal style and preferences. Book your appointment now and let’s make 2024 the year you truly shine. 💇‍♂️✨ 

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