Korean Haircut Vocabulary: 30+ Interesting Terms

Korean haircut vocabulary

Would you like to learn an interesting Korean haircut vocabulary? You are at the right place! If you are crazy about getting your hair cut every once in a while, you might need to cut your hair in Korea once you travel. 

Korean hair salons are considered pretty great! Once you travel to the country, going to a Korean salon is something you shouldn’t miss. Mainly because of the overall unique experience. Depending on the place, you may find yourself surrounded by luxury and being the center of attention. 

They will offer you a cup of tea, something to eat, and even give you a short interview about the style you would like while they show you options on their iPad.

Let me tell you, I’ve gone to many Korean salons, and all of them were interesting, even those less luxurious. I even had the opportunity to cut hair by one of the best Korean hairstylists in Hongdae! Even though it is expensive compared to other countries, it was fun and interesting to have a different haircut.

So if you are also eager to have such a fun experience, I will walk you through all the necessary Korean haircut vocabulary to help you find your way around a Korean salon to get the best haircut.

Korean Haircut Vocabulary 

Here is a list of all the most important words to know about Korean haircuts:

English TranslationKorean WordsRomanized KoreanSound
Blow Dry바람을 불어 건조balam-eul bul-eo geonjo
Natural Looking Perm자연스러운 파마jayeonseuleoun pama
Bangs앞머리apmeoli
Trim손질sonjil
Hair Straight곧은 머리카락god-eun meolikalag
Perm파마pama
Hairstyle헤어스타일heeoseutail
Dye My Hair내 머리를 염색nae meolileul yeomsaeg
Haircut이발ibal
Hair머리카락meolikalag
Visit방문하다bangmunhada
Hair Salon헤어 살롱heeo sallong
Bit조금jogeum
Appointment약속yagsog
Picture그림geulim
Comment논평nonpyeong
Time Today오늘 시간oneul sigan
Sign징후jinghu
Stylist문장가munjang-ga
Hairstyles헤어스타일heeoseutail
Please해 주세요hae juseyo
Please layer it층지게 해 주세요dadeum-eo juseyo
Please cut it into layers층을 내서 깎아 주세요cheung-eul naeseo kkakk-a juseyo
Please layer it and give it a trim레이어를 줘서 깎아 주세요haejuseyo
Please cut/trim my bangs앞머리 잘라 주세요leieoleul jwoseo kkakk-a juseyo
Please trim it다듬어 주세요cheungjige hae juseyo
Please주세요juseyo
Please do the styling only스타일링만 해주셔요seutailingman haejuseyo
Side bangs옆머리yeop meo ri
Please give this..줄수 있어요jul su isseoyo
This Long/This Short이 롱/이 숏i long/i syos
Get a perm파마를 받으려면pamaleul bad-eulyeomyeon
To trim손질하다sonjilhada
To dye염료하다yeomlyohada
Hair In The Back뒤에 머리카락dwie meolikalag
Hairdresser미용사miyongsa
To Change Hairstyle헤어스타일을 바꾸려면heeoseutail-eul bakkulyeomyeon
Perm파마pama
Bleach표백제pyobaegje
Wave파도pado
Customer고객gogaeg
To curl곱슬 곱슬하다gobseul gobseulhada
Bob Cut밥 컷bab keos
Hair Salon헤어 살롱heeo sallong
Barber Shop이발소ibalso
Long Hair긴 머리gin meoli
Barber이발사ibalsa
To Cut자르다jaleuda
Slightly약간yaggan
Shape모양moyang
Materials재료jaelyo
Length Of The Guide Combs가이드 빗의 길이gaideu bis-ui gil-i
Choosing The Right Texturizing Shears올바른 질감 가위 선택하기olbaleun jilgam gawi seontaeghagi
Motor모터moteo
Double-Sided Shears양면 가위yangmyeon gawi
Numbers Of Teeth치아 수chia su
Handle And Insert Hole핸들 및 삽입 구멍haendeul mich sab-ib gumeong
Straight Razor직선 면도기jigseon myeondogi
Hair Cutting Shear머리 절단 가위meoli jeoldan gawi
Hair Clippers이발기ibalgi
Single-Sided단면danmyeon
Width너비neobi
Choosing The Right Hair Clippers And Trimmers올바른 이발기 및 트리머 선택하기olbaleun ibalgi mich teulimeo seontaeghagi
Hair Trimmers헤어 트리머heeo teulimeo
Choosing The Right Haircutting Shears올바른 이발 가위 선택하기olbaleun ibal gawi seontaeghagi
Choosing The Right Haircutting Razors올바른 이발 면도기 선택olbaleun ibal myeondogi seontaeg
Tips And Techniques팁 및 기술tib mich gisul
Texturizing Shears질감 가위jilgam gawi
Shavette샤베트syabeteu
Size크기keugi
Hair Cutting Razors머리 절단 면도기meoli jeoldan myeondogi
Blades블레이드beulleideu
Korean haircut vocabulary hairstyles

Korean Hairstyles

English TranslationKorean WordsRomanized KoreanSound
Blow Dry바람을 불어 건조balam-eul bul-eo geonjo
Natural Looking Perm자연스러운 파마jayeonseuleoun pama
Bangs앞머리apmeoli
Trim손질sonjil
Hair Straight곧은 머리카락god-eun meolikalag
Perm파마pama
Hairstyle헤어스타일heeoseutail
Dye My Hair내 머리를 염색nae meolileul yeomsaeg
Haircut이발ibal
Hair머리카락meolikalag
Visit방문하다bangmunhada
Appointment약속yagsog
Picture그림geulim
Comment논평nonpyeong
Time Today오늘 시간oneul sigan
Sign징후jinghu
Stylist문장가munjang-ga
Hairstyles헤어스타일heeoseutail
Please해 주세요hae juseyo
Please layer it층지게 해 주세요dadeum-eo juseyo

Another bonus for you is the Korean hairstyle vocabulary which can assist you further in a Korean hair salon after you have gotten your desired haircut:

English TranslationKorean WordsRomanized KoreanSound
Pinned curls bun고정 컬 롤빵gojeong keol lolppang
Sleek half up-do매끈한 하프업maekkeunhan hapeueob
Tousled side parting뒤틀린 측면 이별dwiteullin cheugmyeon ibyeol
Vintage curls빈티지 컬bintiji keol
Hair puff헤어 퍼프heeo peopeu
Oval bob타원형 밥tawonhyeong bab
Smooth pixie부드러운 픽시budeuleoun pigsi
Tousled bun with layered bangs레이어드 앞머리가 있는 헝클어진 롤빵leieodeu apmeoliga issneun heongkeul-eojin lolppang
Round fringe bob라운드 프린지 밥laundeu peulinji bab
Long blunt긴 둔기gin dungi
Sleek and black세련된 블랙selyeondoen beullaeg
Beachy waves해변의 파도haebyeon-ui pado
Tousled ponytail헝클어진 포니테일heongkeul-eojin poniteil
Boyish pixie보이시 픽시boisi pigsi
Headband ponytail머리띠 포니테일meolitti poniteil
Side-parted bob옆으로 갈라진 밥yeop-eulo gallajin bab
Sleek fine layers매끄러운 미세 레이어maekkeuleoun mise leieo
Side-swept brunette bob사이드 스윕 브루넷 밥saideu seuwib beulunes bab
Side-swept pixie옆으로 쓸어넘기는 픽시yeop-eulo sseul-eoneomgineun pigsi
Fringed bob프린지 밥peulinji bab
Korean haircut vocabulary useful sentences

Useful Sentences For Visiting A Korean Salon

Imagine you are at a Korean salon, and you need a haircut. You shouldn’t expect everyone to speak English because they won’t. From a personal experience, I tell you, not even in the salon where famous actors go they talk to me in English.

Therefore, you should have at least some basic vocabulary under your pocket to survive that conversation. After all, you want the hairstylist to understand what you want for your hair.

So, get ready and learn some useful sentences which can help you communicate with the staff of a hair salon.

English TranslationKorean SentencesRomanized KoreanSound
Can I get a mohawk?모호크를 얻을 수 있습니까?mohokeuleul eod-eul su issseubnikka?
I usually part my hair on the right/left/center.나는 보통 머리를 오른쪽/왼쪽/중앙으로 나눕니다.naneun botong meolileul oleunjjog/oenjjog/jung-ang-eulo nanubnida.
What’s my hair type?내 머리 유형은 무엇입니까?nae meoli yuhyeong-eun mueos-ibnikka?
Can you make the sides completely shaven?옆면을 완전히 면도할 수 있습니까?yeopmyeon-eul wanjeonhi myeondohal su issseubnikka?
Would you be able to tidy up my beard and define it with a cutthroat razor please?내 수염을 정리하고 날카로운 면도기로 정의 할 수 있습니까?nae suyeom-eul jeonglihago nalkaloun myeondogilo jeong-ui hal su issseubnikka?
I’d like my hair straightened/curly/wavy.나는 내 머리를 곧게 펴고 싶어요/곱슬머리를 하고 싶어요.naneun nae meolileul godge pyeogo sip-eoyo/gobseulmeolileul hago sip-eoyo.
My hair is damaged, can I have it fixed?모발이 손상되었는데 고칠 수 있나요?mobal-i sonsangdoeeossneunde gochil su issnayo?
Can you show me different hairstyles?다양한 헤어스타일을 보여줄 수 있나요?dayanghan heeoseutail-eul boyeojul su issnayo?
I usually part my hair on the right/left/centre.나는 보통 머리를 오른쪽/왼쪽/중앙으로 나눕니다.naneun botong meolileul oleunjjog/oenjjog/jung-ang-eulo nanubnida.
Could I please have a number 1/2/3/4 all over please?번호 1/2/3/4를 모두 부탁드려도 될까요?beonho 1/2/3/4leul modu butagdeulyeodo doelkkayo?
I need to speak to the hairdresser.미용사와 얘기해야 해요.miyongsawa yaegihaeya haeyo.
Can you make the sides completely shaven?옆면을 완전히 면도할 수 있습니까?yeopmyeon-eul wanjeonhi myeondohal su issseubnikka?
I want my hair layered, longer on the back, shorter on the front/ shorter on the back, longer on the front.나는 머리를 겹겹이 해서 뒤쪽은 길게, 앞쪽은 짧게/뒤쪽은 짧게, 앞쪽은 길게 하고 싶습니다.naneun meolileul gyeobgyeob-i haeseo dwijjog-eun gilge, apjjog-eun jjalbge/dwijjog-eun jjalbge, apjjog-eun gilge hago sipseubnida.
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That’s all you need to know about the Korean Haircut Vocabulary, but your learning doesn’t end here. You might also be interested in the Korean mapKorean hand gestures, and more useful conversational vocabulary for your trip to Korea. 

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