The Hime Cut – A Japanese Look Trending in Korea

The latest trending Kpop hairstyle is a Japanese look?! While Korea and Japan have had some strained relations in the past, pop culture has played a part in bringing them ever closer together. The Hime cut has officially been adopted by big-name Korean stars that have helped in popularizing this look to the Korean public. Anime fans can rejoice (or maybe not so much), knowing that you’ll see this unique style all over Korea from now on.

Well, What is the Hime Cut ?

The Hime cut is a Japanese hairstyle prevalent in anime, consisting of a front fringe and blunt sidelocks that frame the face. It looks very similar to the Two Block Cut for Women , with its drastic, not-so-natural layering from short to long.

girl band group hime cut haircut for girls and women - japanese style

A traditional Hime Cut

 

Hime Cut Inspirations :

idol girl group band actress go jun hee short bob hime cut hairstyle

Go Jun Hee
Cred: pann.nate.com

When in need of hair inspiration, actress Go Jun Hee is a good place to start. The one and only hair queen of the Hallyu world, Go Jun Hee was seen at a beauty event with this trending look. Notice her hime cut fuses with the bob look, which is another trend she’s credited to have contributed to.

 

girls day hyeri short straight hime cut with natural black long hair for women

Girl’s Day – Hyeri

Another queen of short hair looks, Girls Day’s Hyeri utilizes the hime cut in two different styles. The first is sleek and straight, while the other hime cut has the shorter hairs blending in naturally with her slight waves.

 

idol girl band group actress clara with long short hime cut

Clara
Creds: munhwanews.com

First of all, FASHION ON POINT! We all know Clara is a fashionista, and as they say, hair is the greatest accessory!  This is a good side view that shows off Clara’s hime cut; shorter hairs in the front and longer hair in the back.

 

gfriend yuju hime cut with natural long hairstyles with two block

Gfriend – Yuju
Cred: powerballgame.co.kr

I really like this hair look on Yuju. This is the Hime style we’re seeing on a lot of idols these days. With longer hair and a little bit of C-curls at the ends, the hime cut looks much more softer and natural; very different from the traditional hime look.

I would say the hime cut is very similar to the women’s two block. The hime cut seems to involve cutting the shorter hairs to frame the face while the two block haircut is more bold and involves a lot more short hair.

 

Ok. So now we’re just waiting for male Kpop idols to adopt this look.

But wait: they already have! I know many (if not all) of you will hate me for delving back into the dark days of Kpop, but I know you were all thinking of Heechul’s tragic Hime cut ~

boy band group super junior heechul hime cut long hair for guys

Super Junior – Heechul

But in all seriousness, if the Hime cut goes wrong, it goes VERY wrong… So guys, unless you want to look like this dude here, please make sure your stylist knows what they’re doing before diving into this anime inspired look.

comedian funny hime cut hairstyle - you do not want to look like this

 

Also, if there’s anyone who knows what “hime ” means in Japanese, please let us know in the comments section below!  Now, go get that hime cut!

 

For More Two Block Looks for Girls –

Ref: Cosmopolitan Korea

Written by Yooj