Every time the year ends, the word “change” is inevitably attached to it — especially when it comes to fashion, beauty, and overall style. Some like it drastic, while others may want just a few, minimal tweaks here and there. If you’re the type who needs to warm up to the idea of making some changes in your look for 2019, here are some inspirations from trendy K-pop stars:

The long and short of it

Hair length can definitely create a whole different effect depending on what you’re going for. The members of TWICE have proven this, as Chaeyoung, Jungyeon, and Jihyo switched up their vibe with their hair lengths. Short hair is no longer attached to sporty, boyish looks. It can also give off a feminine, cute, youthful vibe, and what’s great about it is that it’s so easy to maintain. Long hair, on the other hand, will always be a classic look, especially with soft waves.

Flattering Fringe

Getting a fringe may seem like it won’t make a big difference, but it’s an instant style statement. It can compliment the shape of your face, just like Yeri’s full fringe. In Korea, the wavy bangs are all the rage and several stars have tried this look on and off-stage. For an ethereal look, try Seolhyun’s style with her soft curls. For a more chic, sharper look, try Do Yeon’s bangs that were cut just above the eyebrow, emphasizing her lovely almond-shaped eyes.

Striking red

If you want to dye your hair but you’re not quite yet ready to experiment, try different shades of red, depending on what you want to achieve: deep red and chestnut color like TWICE’s Sana and Oh My Girl’s Binnie or bright hot, attention-grabbing red like BLACKPINK’s Rosé and MOMOLAND’s Nayun. If you feel a bit more adventurous, try a red-orange shade like gugudan’s Mina. It’s a beautiful color that stands out when it catches the light.

Chic clips

If there’s one small detail that makes Jennie’s “Solo” outfits even more stylish, it’s the glittery hair clips that add a bit more fun to her look. It’s something quite unexpected and brings back the style that was popular long ago. Members of (G)I-DLE were also seen wearing colorful clips, while MOMOLAND’s Taeha and Seulgi wore oversized barrettes.

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Eyebrows on fleek

Hwasa’s thin brows give her a distinct, edgy look. This plus the perfect cat-eye, bronzed cheekbones, and a strong lip color all have become part of her signature style. Meanwhile, model Moon Gabi’s thick brows give her that hip, cool vibe.

Spring all season

Peach, pink, and orange: this pretty color palette is a favorite among stars because it suits most skin tones, and it gives a fresh, modern, and youthful look. The result is not only perfect in photos, it’s also incredibly wearable for all occasions.

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Sparkly eyes

Adding a bit of shimmer on the corner of the eyes/ waterline or small adhesive gems on your makeup will create a dreamy and radiant effect to your look, just like Chungha and Sunmi. They truly embodied the image of dazzling stars on stage.

Simply matte

Clear skin, bold, matte lips, and little to no eye-makeup: this is one of the looks that HyunA is always spotted wearing. It’s easy to do, effortless, and it’s perfect for those who simply don’t know or have no time for makeup!

Flawless, dewy skin

What’s great about K-pop is that it breaks the stigma that men shouldn’t wear makeup. GOT7’s Mark and Jackson as well as WINNER’s Jinwoo may have picture-perfect looks, but a little makeup with peachy hues, well-groomed eyebrows, and clear, dewy skin enhance their best features. A flawless skin will be the best canvas you can have to play up your makeup looks. Whether you want small changes or a complete makeover this 2019, don’t be afraid to find what suits you and top it off with confidence!

Hey Soompiers, which one of these subtle styles would you like to try for 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor and stylist based in South Korea. Follow her adventures in Korea on instagram.com/dianne_panda.