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Pink hair having its heyday in K-pop

  • Published : Jun 18, 2015 - 15:12
  • Updated : Jun 18, 2015 - 15:12

Pink hair is having its heyday in the K-pop industry, which has long been known for its bright and attention-grabbing fashion choices.

No hair color is off-limits in K-pop, but pink appears to be a particularly trending color, with singers recently seen sporting hairdos ranging from marshmallow to fuchsia shades.

Vogue magazine in Korea is also proclaiming that pink hair color is “‘in’ this summer,” with a feature slated to be published in its next July issue.

Big Bang, including members Taeyang (center) and G-Dragon (bottom), on June 5 (KBS)
The cover stars on Vogue’s next issue are Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang, who can be seen following the trend.

Both stars showcased their carmine red and neon pink hairstyles in the group’s recent music videos “Bang Bang Bang” and ”We Like 2 Party.”

Girls' Generation member Sooyoung last week dyed her hair pink (Instagram)
Another popular K-pop group, Girls’ Generation, also saw a member recently dye her bob hairstyle a shade of pink termed “ash pink” by some observers.

Girls' Generation member Sunny in January 2013 (OSEN)
Sooyoung’s recent color swap from brown follows that of other group mates in the past -- Sunny previously dyed her bob gradated pink shades two years ago.

Red Velvet member Joy recently dyed her hair strawberry blonde (OSEN)
In another girl group, Red Velvet, at least two members have forayed into pink hair territory.

Red Velvet member Irene last summer (OSEN)
Joy currently sports a strawberry blonde long hairstyle, verging on light pink. Her groupmate Irene previously dyed the bottom half of her long hair fuchsia last summer.

Rapper P.O., from boy group Block B, in July 2014 (OSEN)
Around the same time, rapper P.O. from boy group Block B also opted for fuschia hair dye when his group showcased its fourth EP.

Girl group Miss A, including member Jia (far left), in 2010 (OSEN)
And in yet another K-pop girl group, Miss A, Jia earlier sported a completely fuchsia hairdo in 2010, when the female quartet debuted.

Watch Big Bang’s new “Bang Bang Bang” music video here:

By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)

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