Since debuting, IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung has always shined with more simple and consistent hairstyles, which are normally in natural colors.
Recently, IVE has been teasing the release of their EP I’VE MINE. On September 24, teaser photos were shared, and netizens couldn’t hide their shock when previous speculations were right as Wonyoung was revealed to have blonde hair.
As expected, the idol looked like a doll, showcasing her elegant and regal visuals.
When the photos were released, it wasn’t surprising that the idol went viral for her stunning visuals, especially considering Wonyoung hasn’t had her hair blonde before.
This is the first time I've seen a K-pop idol look so good with blonde hair I'm not even joking https://t.co/NkJuYDokxx
— 𖦹 (@dolcelty) September 24, 2023
While many fans couldn’t stop gushing about the photos, some shared their skepticism that Wonyoung had dyed her hair blonde. Of course, the first thing fans noticed was that Wonyoung has had a lot of schedules and hasn’t had blonde hair for any of them, and others said that the photos never showed her roots.
not a single pic with her roots in it i fear its a wig…. https://t.co/pvzlRbSRQo
— awks… (@theivegirls) September 24, 2023
oh my queen got diagnosed with the BLONDEITIS-19 like is that a wig or her actual hair… https://t.co/m1hJFzI8uM
— keita fans kwangya (@luvedoge) September 24, 2023
them not showing the top of this wig https://t.co/juEMNVyckp
— 👨🏾💻 (@soIodown) September 24, 2023
Yet, while it may be expected that some fans would be disappointed, it seemed like the opposite was the case. In particular, while some pointed out that if it’s a wig, it meant Wonyoung keeps her healthy hair, others pointed out that they should be normalized in K-Pop to stop damaging idol’s scalps.
everyone pointing out this a wig 😭 but ykw…maybe we kinda need to normalized synthetic wigs in kpop like they got to serve different look without having to sacrifice their scalp and healthy hair by constant hair dye etc https://t.co/K6B96lZPTn
— ً (@tewigs) September 25, 2023
IDGAFFFF we got both healthy scalp wonyo AND blonde wonyoung at the same fawking time. and whos winning?? US. USSSSSSS!!!!!!! https://t.co/34SzrZlk3P
— bear 🐻 GOT BRONYA RAND (@nekkumaa) September 24, 2023
Even when the video was released, while there was a lot of Wonyoung with her normal hair, there were only glimpses of blonde.
Whether it’s a wig or not, there is no doubt that Wonyoung looks stunning, and even now, her hair is in perfect condition.
You can read the first suspicions of Wonyoung’s blonde hair below.