Wig Snatched, Literally: 5 Times Idols Lost Their Hair On Stage

Hair extensions often decide to take a leave of absence mid-performance.

Unpredictable mishaps on stage are part of live performances. They test the mettle of an artist and show us their off-the-cuff, humorous side. One surprisingly common hiccup? Hair extensions deciding to, uh, take a leave of absence mid-performance.

Red Velvet’s Seulgi | @hi_sseulgi/Instagram

Yes, we’re talking wigs on the loose! And trust us, it’s exactly as funny as it sounds. So let’s dive into five such iconic incidents that left fans and idols laughing in unison!

IVE’s Wonyoung | @for_everyoung10/Instagram

1. Red Velvet’s Seulgi

During the US leg of their Redmare tour, the intense choreography of “Rookie” proved too much for Seulgi’s extensions. Not missing a beat, she continued to slay the performance, all the while unable to contain her laughter. Fellow members Yeri and Irene also chuckled along, transforming the unexpected moment into a memorable one.

Perfect choreography AND spontaneous comedy? A quintessential Red Velvet moment.

2. IVE’s Wonyoung

Next up, we have a hair mishap at the K-Pop LUX concert in Madrid during IVE’s performance of “Kitsch.” The moment Wonyoung’s extensions made a break for it, fans held their breath. But the former IZ*ONE star, ever the professional, seamlessly handled the situation, making it look like a part of the act!

3. aespa’s Winter

At a university festival, during the heart-stopping performance of “Black Mamba,” Winter’s extensions decided to have their own solo moment. The quick-thinking idol noticed the mutiny, paused her intense head movements, and even chuckled at the mishap! A little hiccup couldn’t dampen aespa’s fierce performance.

4. Cosmic Girls’ Bona

What happens when Bona’s extensions meet Soobin‘s killer high note during a performance of “Butterfly”? The extensions bow out, of course! Fans often jest that it was Soobin’s high note that “snatched” Bona’s extensions…literally. Now that’s a musical force to be reckoned with.

5. Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun

Last but not least, we travel back to SMTOWN in LA 2012. In the middle of Girls’ Generation’s performance of “The Boys,” Seohyun’s extensions decided to make their grand exit. Calm and composed, Seohyun picked them up, handed them off-stage, and promptly returned to continue her part. A true queen!

All jokes aside, these moments offer a testament to the idols’ incredible professionalism. In an industry where every movement is scrutinized, and appearance plays a significant role, losing a part of their carefully curated look could be stressful. Yet, our idols handle these situations with grace, composure, and often a sense of humor, never missing a beat.