It seems like not that long ago that ATEEZ‘s leader and captain Hongjoong debuted arguably one of his most fan-favorited hairstyles yet: The split black-and-white look that gave him the nickname “Hongruella” after the character Cruella.
옴마야 홍중이 머리색 반반이야🖤🤍 pic.twitter.com/TvJpfShaMI
— 🍓 (@iove_sani) April 15, 2022
Hongjoong has been trying out fun and unique hairstyles since the group debuted, and has looked stunning in all of them!
Kim Hongjoong with blue hair colour.
A thread pic.twitter.com/h5YL81PlsW
— Sebastian Michaelis (@zunishofiyn) March 26, 2022
red hair hongjoong ; a thread pic.twitter.com/fuNzKfnZ4s
— ً (@HJOONGLOOKS) April 6, 2021
hongjoong’s leopard print hair will forever be iconic pic.twitter.com/2Z6z6psL7h
— hongjoongonlyfans : piwon’s bestie (@hongiiedaily) February 14, 2022
But the split black-and-white was one of his favorite looks as well, and it lasted for quite a while, especially given the upkeep that it likely required.
1st selca last selca
of hongruella of hongruella pic.twitter.com/v9UvtCGIEA
— #1 woo misser (@Hb_Mmn1) August 7, 2022
Alas, however, it seems that the “Hongruella” era has ended while ATEEZ is in the middle of promoting their latest song, “Guerrilla”.
It lasted for nearly four months, from when he debuted it on April 15 this year until its last appearance on August 7!
While Hongjoong’s scalp is likely thankful for the dark color he has dyed it now…
brown hair hongjoong 🤎 pic.twitter.com/6bgzzkz2hC
— ‘ (@R0CKSTARH0NG) August 7, 2022
… Fans are saddened over the end of an era.
gone but never forgotten. pic.twitter.com/ztky9JWpXV
— 🍏gumball sinclair (@iwyunho) August 7, 2022
Me right now pic.twitter.com/SKcT1Ii9vj
— Chicken M⩜⃝ ster 🏴☠️ GUERRILLA SOTY🚫 (@Sangsang4D) August 7, 2022
— 𝕃𝕖𝕒𝕕ℂ𝕦𝕥𝕖𝔻𝕠𝕝𝕝 | ℂ𝕐𝔹𝔼ℝℙ𝕌ℕ𝕂 ℍ𝕆𝔼 (@atinybitoflovee) August 7, 2022
you were loved and still loved 😔 pic.twitter.com/tAfbijuXbZ
— lea ⩜⃝ MINGI WOMB ESCAPE 🥳🎂 (@R0CKYTEEZRS) August 7, 2022
Still, he looks just as handsome with his new look, and knowing Hongjoong, he’ll probably have a unique new style before too long once again!
it’s the end of hongruella but the return of hongjoong’s black hair pic.twitter.com/he9QWWETSh
— Nin⩜⃝ mingi day (@bya_nina) August 7, 2022