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Archive of Korean Fashion Trends
Most Popular Hairs of 2000s
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Fashion and its trends, regardless of what time period or generation, prevails everywhere as it shapes the general dress code or style formula for people. In Korea, once a trendy style or an item becomes popular, it becomes extremely easy to purchase and incredibly often seen on people. As if agreed as a must-have item or a must-wear style, certain trendy items or looks were owned and worn by nearly everyone, making them easily spotted on streets with no effort. Here are some of the most recognizable hairtyles from the year 2000 to the present.
First up, there was a remarkable hairstyle that might frighten people today: the 'lion hair' which resembles a lion’s mane and where it got its name from. Even though this fashion did not last long, it was clearly once a hot trend that a lot of females tried out.
As for males, long, layered hair with side bangs was beloved. The length of hair often reached the shoulder, sometimes tied into a low ponytail. Colors or highlights were added to achieve the next level of fashionable desire.
Moving on to the next period, a hairstyle called the 'shaggy cut' gained a big popularity among both males and females. It is a haircut with extreme layering, emphasizing volume at the roots. This style was pulled off regardless of length of the hair and by both genders.
Bangs were virtually a trademark of students, since almost every student had them. It is often said that women with bangs look younger because they are reminiscent of teenage girls. Around the turn of the decade, bangs were a big trend—thick bangs covered the entire forehead, leaving no room for a gap to allow a peek through the hair.
Another hairstyle that exploded at the turn of the decade and extended to the next called 'apple-hair', a tiny ponytail at the crown, was popular middle or high school girls and even worn customarily by celebrities.
Back to the bangs, a change occurred to resurrect the trend of bangs. The thick wall of hair was divided into three equal parts, deriving its name 'trident bangs', or 'three-pronged spear bangs'. Bobby pins always came hand in hand with this hairstyle, as they were the main object needed to create the look.
Evolution of bangs seems to never cease, as there was another fashion called 'goddess hair' that still reigns the world of bangs today. Exhibiting a soft wave of side bangs along the side of the face, the goddess hairstyle is more feminine and gives the impression of maturity, just as a beautiful goddess does and where its name originated from.
Ensuing in the series of succession were two more styles of bangs: 'see-through bangs' and 'choppy bangs'. The two prevail at the present time, as they are the most recent joiners of the bangs lookbook. 'Choppy bangs' is “chopped” above the eyebrows while 'see-through bangs' lets others “see-through” the hair, allowing a glance at the forehead.
Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com
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