Lee Jong Suk with his two-block haircut

The two-block haircut is a popular hairstyle in South Korea. It’s called such because the style entails separating the hair into two blocks: longer hair on the crown and an undercut around the sides and back. It requires a bit of styling, but it’s rather easy to maintain and suits most face shapes.

Everyone from Lee Jong Suk, Chen from EXO, and T.O.P from Big Bang have famously sported the look, inspiring their throngs of followers to do the same. But don’t worry — you don’t have to be a K-Pop star to rock a two-block. Here are four ways to make a two-block haircut work for you.

Keep It Short

If you’re looking for something simple, opt for a shorter two-block haircut. With this style, your hair will fall into place naturally even with minimum maintenance. You can also style it brushed up or to the side to expose the undercut. Add a high-shine styling product for an extra sleek effect on special occasions.

Make It Messy

Going for a more rebellious look? Try a tousled style.

Go casual with a messy-looking two-block haircut. This two-block haircut is a perfect transition style when you’re growing your hair out. Add waves and crimps by adding a matte styling wax and sculpting the hair in different directions. Fluff it up with your hands to add more volume.  

Create More Volume

If you’re used to styling hair, a two-block haircut with more volume might suit you. To create volume on one side, scrunch the hair while it’s still wet, then set it with hairspray for an asymmetrical look. 

Another option is to clamp your hair using a flat iron towards the back and the side. Then, use hair wax to add extra shape instead of letting your hair fall flat. This style highlights hair texture more than anything. Make sure to nail the volume beneath to make your hair look fuller.

Color It Bold

TOP sports a turquoise two-block haircut.

Channel your inner K-Pop star by dyeing your two-block haircut. Colors such as pink, orange, blue, and purple are popular among K-Pop idols. You can also go for ashy shades, which are on-trend right now. On the other hand, you may opt for brown, blonde, and burgundy if you want a more understated look. For this style, consider keeping the hair at a medium length so the color is more visible.

Taking care of your two-block haircut is just as important as styling it. Use Dove Men+Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to improve the health of your hair and scalp. It’s gentle to use as an everyday shampoo, but it also makes your hair and scalp stronger with caffeine. It also contains Zinc AD, which eliminates dandruff.

Feel like you can rock a two-block haircut? Talk to your hairstylist about these different styles to see which suits you best.