April has been an eventful month for KPop fans: First Park Hyung Sik confessed to having a soft spot for Park Bo Young, his co-star and the female lead of hit series Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. More recently, YG Entertainment confirmed that popular on-screen couple Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk (of Weightlifting Fairy) are indeed dating:
But what is it that we notice over the cries of breaking hearts all over the world? That’s right, a new Korean hairstyle trend. If you want to snag a hot Korean boyfriend, we think it’s time to pull a Mulan: Chop those locks. And perm it.
Here are 5 hair salons in Seoul for your makeover:
#1 Juno Hair
Possibly the most popular and well known hair salon chain in Korea, Juno Hair has even been covered by bloggers Yina Goh and Pei Ling. The prices are not available online, but are expected to be in the mid to high end range.
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#2 Cecica Hair Salon
Address: 37-22 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 2-313-8956
Another relatively popular Korean salon, Cecica is located in Ewha Women’s University. The full menu is available on their website, so you can choose exactly what look you’d like. As a gauge, a perm can cost anything from 70,000KRW (S$86) to 140,000KRW (S$174), depending on what you choose.
#3 CCA Hair
Address: 13-4 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 1588-2297
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because CCA Hair has two branches in Singapore as well! Even though you can get similar services locally, the prices are much cheaper in Korea. There are several outlets in Seoul, but the Myeong-dong one is their flagship store.
#3 Suin’s Hair Salon
Address: Nonhyeon-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, 235-6 Dong-hwa Building, 1st Floor
Suin’s Hair Salon seems pretty popular with tourists and foreigners—their online gallery mostly show Caucasians, with few photos of the locals. The salon offers the usual perms and cuts as well, but are more known for hair extensions.
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#4 Hair & Joy
Address: Mapo-gu Donggyo-dong 168-3, Hongnam Building, 3rd Floor
Tel: 02-363.4253 / 010-5586.0243
If you’ll be shopping around Hongdae, try this salon. It’s located right outside exit 8 of the Hongik Station, and has a ton of great reviews online.
#5 Soonsiki Hair
Address: 364-31 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
On their profile, Soonsiki Hair prides itself for being a colour expert. That said, the photos of their permed bobs on Instagram look impressive as well. Prices for a perm can range from 127,000KRW (S$157) to 212,000KRW (S$262).
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