Stylish Korean Perms for Men

Want to look suave everyday with minimal effort? A Korean perm is the answer!

Here are the best Korean perms for men.

Linguasia 8 Korean Perms for Men

Key Takeaways

  • As Perm
  • Parting Perm
  • Shadow Perm

1. As Perm

Park Seo-joon with As Perm
Korean actor, Park Seo-joon with As Perm

An As Perm effortlessly elevates hair for some major refined volume. Rather than tight curls, it is distinguished by its natural, loose waves.

While being similar to middle part perms, the key difference lies in how the curls extend up to the front, partially covering the forehead leaving a small window.

This look is ideal for those who are self-conscious about their foreheads, making it the epitome of a “boyfriend perm.”

2. Parting Perm

Lee Jong Suk with Parting Perm
Korean actor and model, Lee Jong Suk with Parting Perm

The Middle Part Perm involves parting the hair in the middle or slightly off-center, resulting in a composed and sophisticated appearance. This perm adds volume to the bangs and exposes about half the forehead, creating a summer vibe.

In 2023, it’s important to part hair at a 6:4 or 7:3 ratio to look more stylish.

3. Shadow Perm

Song Kang with Shadow Perm
Korean actor, Song Kang with Shadow Perm

The Shadow Perm features cascading layers of curls that resemble shadows, imparting a warm and softened appearance.

Given its ability to enhance overall hair volume, this style is great for spring, fall, and winter, as opposed to summertime.

4. Pomade Perm

Pomade Perm blends the classic look of a two-block cut with a perm. It comes out more masculine and athletic than other perms on this list.

5. Leaf Perm

V with Leaf Perm
V with Leaf Perm

A Leaf Perm makes your hair resemble a leaf, but in a good way. It’s almost similar to the Parting Perm in the front, but covers the neckline in the back.

It’s important that the hair fits closely to the neck without curls, for a slimming effect.

The bangs should be permed to reveal the forehead and eyebrows. Parting is often done in the middle.

For more similar styles, check out this article!

6. Guile Perm

Jang Ki-yong with Guile Perm
South Korean actor and model, Jang Ki-yong with Guile Perm

Guile Perm is named after the iconic Street Fighter character, or so we think. It’s the most versatile hairstyle on this list that goes well with both casual outfits and suits.

The key to the perfect Guile Perm is to create an overall slick look without too much volume like Jang Ki-yong.

It’s relatively easy to style for a trendy look.

7. Volume Perm

Volume Perm literally refers to a perm that volumizes the roots. As one of the most natural perms, it’s usually done when your hair is long enough and volume disappears from being weighed down.

Volume Perm looks so natural it’s barely noticeable, creating that effortless and handsome look.

8. See Through Perm

Nam Joo-hyuk with See Through Perm
Korean model and actor, Nam Joo-hyuk with See Through Perm

See Through Perm naturally covers the forehead using thin bangs with thick curls. It creates a gentle and intelligent vibe with delicate curls and volume.

See Through Perm is super easy to style. All you need is a quick blow dry.

Perms are short for “permanent wave” or “permanent hairstyle” depending on who you ask. They use chemicals to change the natural texture of hair, creating curls or waves that last around 6 months.

Korean perms for men have a softer and more natural look for a relaxed and carefree vibe.

By adding volume and texture, you can also get a more dynamic hairstyle. This is particularly popular among men with straight or fine hair.

Maintaining permed hair is easy too. You just need a specialized shampoo and conditioner while avoiding excessive heat styling.

Where can I get a Korean perm in the USA?

There are plenty of places in the states that can do Korean perms for men. Here are some of the better options.

Epris Korean Hair Studio

10026 Orange Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States

Sono Felice by Christine

928 S Western Ave #323, Los Angeles, CA 90006, United States

Atelier by Tiffany

400 S Western Ave #201, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

Maison de MI Salon

333 5th Ave 2nd floor, New York, NY 10016, United States

시승희 미용실

149-48 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355, United States


11 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, United States

Miracle Hair Salon

3705 Old Norcross Rd, Duluth, GA 30096, United States

H St. Hair

407 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States

Hair Salon K

4209 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, United States

Nayoung Hair at salon D

13615 Inwood Rd #160, Dallas, TX 75244, United States

Salon Yangmi

9620 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714, United States

Did we miss anything?

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