K-Pop idols frequently change their hairstyles to keep up with trends or start them. These eleven experimental looks had fans questioning the hairstylist’s decisions and marveling at their idol’s ability to pull off anything with their visuals.
1. GOT7’s Jackson
GOT7‘s Jackson made an impact with this unique debut hairstyle. Thankfully, Jackson’s handsome features can pull off any look.
2. TVXQ’s Changmin
TVXQ‘s Changmin wore this legendary spiky hair for the group’s “Tri-Angle” promotions. While some fans felt the hairstyle matched the concept the group was going for, others felt that the only thing that saved the look was Changmin’s visuals.
3. BIGBANG’s Taeyang
Taeyang‘s unique hair in BIGBANG‘s “Monster” music video earned the nickname “binocular hair.”
4. 2NE1’s Dara
Former 2NE1 member Dara has tried out many experimental hairstyles over the years. She became well-known for her “pineapple hair” and her “Vegeta hair” that would be difficult for anyone but Dara to pull off.
5. Kim Junsu
For Kim Junsu‘s Korean solo debut, he posted this tri-color hairstyle on his Twitter. The three different hairstyles and colors are a lot to take in, but Junsu still manages to make it work.
6. OnlyOneOf’s Junji
Junji from OnlyOneOf was assigned this long hair concept that covered his face for his group’s promotions. What was supposed to only last two weeks ended up becoming his hairstyle for a year.
The unconventional hairstyle often blocked Junji’s view and he had to have help from his members to get around.
Nowadays, Junji is sporting a shorter hairstyle with purple tips and a wider range of vision.
7. TWICE’s Sana
Not everyone was on board with TWICE Sana‘s asymmetrical, crimped pigtails, but fans do agree that Sana looks amazing no matter what.
8. f(x)’s Krystal
Krystal‘s asymmetrically tiered haircut with bleached tips for f(x)‘s “NU ABO” promotions was iconic but had fans divided over the unique look. If there’s anyone who can make this look work, it’s Krystal.
9. Girls’ Generation’s Sunny
Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny tested out shorter hair by first wearing a wig but eventually cut her long hair after receiving positive feedback.
The departure from her long hair, the choppy cut, and the appearance of faded hair dye had some fans divided over Sunny’s “I Got A Boy” hair, while some loved the colorful look and felt it perfectly matched the song’s trendsetting concept.
10. NCT’s Taeyong
The only qualms some fans had with this look was how the hair extensions were applied. NCT‘s Taeyong still looks incredible with his sharp features and trendy mullet look.
11. GOT7’s Jay B
GOT7 Jay B‘s purple extensions look was another time extensions weren’t applied well, altering the look. Otherwise, fans have said they miss this brief moment in Jay B’s hairstyle history.