Tunes like Gee, Oh! and I Got A Boy from Girls’ Generation have been playlist staples since the band debuted in 2007. SNSD is also indisputably one of South Korea’s biggest girl groups and has helped pave the road for K-pop to be the global phenomenon it is today. Here, we are celebrating the 34th birthday (22 September) of one of its members Kim Hyo-yeon. Not only does she have superb dance skills, she recently carved a niche of her own as DJ Hyo. The multi-hyphenate is also a style chameleon who isn’t afraid to switch things up with her hairstyles. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 10 iconic hairstyles that she has sported and tell you how to achieve them.
Hyoyeon is known for her signature golden locks. The “Dessert” singer has experimented with lots of blonde shades, including this ashy hue. For those looking to go as light as her, remember to space out your bleaching sessions to minimise chemical damage and breakage. Also, follow up with reparative conditioners and hair masks.
Much like how we use highlighter and contour to sculpt the face, you can also incorporate highlights and lowlights to add contrast and dimension to your mane. Highlights refer to lighter pieces of hair interspersed among darker hair while lowlights are darker sections among your base colour.
To add some pizzazz to pin-straight hair, don’t straighten all of your strands. Instead, once you’re reaching the ends with your straightening iron, give a slight inward twist to add a subtle curl.
After straightening, apply hair oil to nourish the ends of your hair and add a few spritzes of shine spray to get your mane looking healthy and shiny again.
Start by adding some texture spray to your hair. This will help give grip and volume to create a bigger bun. Then, split your hair down the middle, grab one section and twist to form a bun. Finally, secure the bun with bobby pins.
If you’re looking for a fuss-free hairstyle for a romantic date or brunch, try twisting your fringe into a braid like Hyoyeon here to add some character.
If you’re having trouble with baby hairs when you tie your hair back into a ponytail, try this trick: spray hairspray onto the bristles of a toothbrush and comb the flyaways to tame them. Finish with a final light coating of hairspray.
Besides volumising sprays, another way to introduce volume is to tease the hair. Start by flipping over the top section of the hair over the other side. Then, use a fine-tooth comb and backcomb the revealed section. Once you’ve neatened the teased section, flip the top section back over and you should be left with fuller looking hair.
Anyone with bangs will know the struggle of keeping them looking fresh in the face of Singapore’s searing weather. If you don’t wash your hair every day, or you’re trying to squeeze more days between washes, try washing only your fringe with shampoo over the sink.
Dry shampoo works to mop up excess oil as well. Don’t have dry shampoo on hand? Translucent setting powder works just as well.
You’ll require a curling wand for this look. Start with a small section of the hair, twisting and curling it away from your face. Grab the next section and curl it towards your face and repeat both steps till you have everything curled. This alternating method creates voluminous waves. Finally, add a coat of sea salt spray near the roots to add even more body and drama.