Common characteristics that “define” girl groups from different Kpop agencies 

One can always tell apart girl groups from YG, SM, HYBE, and Cube with these common points.

Each Kpop agency has a different way of building an image for their artists. As a result, Kpop groups from the same company would share certain features that make it easy to tell them apart. Below are these “iconic features”.

HYBE Labels

In 2022 alone, HYBE Labels debuted 2 girl group “monster rookies”. First, there’s the 6-member girl group LE SSERAFIM, who makes a deep impression right from their debut. Other hand certain controversies surrounding the former member Garam, LE SSERAFIM in general is acknowledged for both their talents and visuals.

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LE SSERAFIM drew immediate attention with their debut under HYBE 

In August 2022, NewJeans was revealed as HYBE’s next girl group, with 5 talented and gorgeous members. 

NewJeans is a formidable girl group in the 4th generation
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The girl group embraces a natural and youthful style.

In general, despite pursuing different concepts, the 2 girl groups under HYBE keep their hair dark and adopt a natural makeup style. They are also well known for a feminine and hip fashion style. 

LE SSERAFIM and NewJeans boasts a feminine but still hip fashion style

JYP Entertainment

JYP currently has 3 active girl groups with huge popularity, including TWICE, ITZY, and NMIXX. While all of them are extremely outstanding, they share an unfortunate common characteristic – bad styling. It has been years since fans of the 3 groups demand for members to be dressed in better clothes, yet even now, they’d wear colorful and wacky outfit that on hinders the girl groups’ visuals. 

TWICE is known for their “colorful” stage outfits
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ITZY’s stylist never does the girl group justice
JYP’s latest girl group, NMIXX, also suffers from the “bad styling” curse

YG Entertainment

YG doesn’t have many girl groups, but both 2NE1 and BLACKPINK are the two legendary lineups of female idols in K-pop. Both YG girl groups follow the fierce and badass girl-crush concept. Another similarity is Lisa and Park Bom’s signature bangs. Fans even wonder if YG’s upcoming 4th gen girl group will have a member with this trademark hairstyle.

Lisa and her 10-billion-won bangs 
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Park Bom with her signature bangs

Cube Entertainment

Hyuna is known for plenty of her unique stylings and concepts that not every female idol can follow. She does not hesitate to show off her own color and style, even when it can be deemed controversial.

Cube female idols are very distinct 
Hyuna is special in both concept and music

Like their senior, (G)I-DLE is loved for their outstanding and unique concept, which makes it easy to distinguish them from the rest of 4th gen girl groups. (G)I-DLE introduces new concepts and stylings with every comeback, keeping fans excited. Moreover, leader Soyeon is especially known for her rap tone that sounds similar to HyunA. 

(G)I-DLE’s unmistakable concept

Source: yan

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