Whatever BLACKPINK’s Jennie does with her hair, it’s sure to make waves in Korea. According to beauty editors across the country, here are 6 of the hair trends she’s making her mark on right now.
Jennie has been known as one of the idols who looks great in a headband for a while now, and everyone wants to follow suit.
Allure Korea credits Jennie as the one who started the trend last year, and notes that it’s a pretty, innocent style that people with any hair type and hairline look great in.
Numerous fashion and beauty sites have been pointing out how Jennie is helping to bring back the retro scrunchie style, including HuffPost Korea, Likit Magazine, GirlStyle Korea, and more.
Other idols credited with popularizing the trend include IU, Red Velvet’s Joy, and Oh My Girl’s Hyojung.
Buns are always a popular hairstyle given how easy they are to throw together. According to Mise en Scène: Likeit Hair, everyone is loving the Jennie-style half-bun right now.
Jennie often opts for a messy half-bun, showing how it can still exude a classy look. ITZY’s Lia, on the other hand, has been rocking a sleeker half-bun recently.
Yet another retro hair accessory Jennie has been making trendy is the bandana. The Seoul Arts College Fashion & Beauty series discussed how Jennie attracted plenty of attention for the bandana she wore during a “Forever Young” performance, and the style is still popular right now.
Jennie is great at showing how versatile this accessory can be. During the “Forever Young” stage, her bandana was tied in a preppy style. In the “As If It’s Your Last” music video, on the other hand, Jennie wore a boho-styled bandana.
Similar to the half-bun is a style Koreans are calling the “half-bunch” hairdo. This half-up half-down style uses a large claw clip to hold up part of the hair, and Mise en Scène: Likeit Hair named Jennie one of its proponents.
Other idols rocking claw hair clips include Red Velvet’s Seulgi and TWICE’s Nayeon.
6. “Sailor Moon” hair
Last but not least, Likit Magazine reports that “twin” hairstyles are all the rage among idols right now. The style everyone is looking to Jennie for is none other than the so-called Sailor Moon hair—pigtails stemming from cute buns.
The magazine also noted that Jennie is one of the idols popularizing twin braids too.