If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance that you were given some unsolicited opinion about the way you look, the way you dress, and the way you style your hair. Most often than not, such unwanted comments will ramp up when a woman made a drastic change in her hairstyle; like cutting it really short. We would be asked a zillion times if we’re going through something or worse if a man broke our hearts. Breaking news: we don’t need a man in deciding how long we want our hair to be.
To kick-off the newest edition of K-Lookbook for 2019, here’s an appreciation post for Korean stars that trampled the stereotype of having a short hairstyle.
Short Hair Don’t Care
I first saw her as that second female lead in 2015 Park Seo-joon/Hwang Jung-eum drama, She Was Pretty. Her character may have had some low moments but in the end, she proved that not all short haired gal are cold-hearted.
This stylish and versatile actress then went on to star in the action melodrama Untouchable alongside Jin Goo. She will soon star with Song Sae-byeok in OCN’s comedy-thriller series, Possession.
I fell in love with her in last year’s drama, Hwayugi. Although she always wore her hair long in K-dramas, she knew she can stay looking glam with a short cut.
We know that she truly loves her bob style and has maintained it for years now, but she once cut it shorter and well, she rocked it as well.
Maknae’s Favorite: Lee Joo-young
This pretty rookie actress was one of Lee Sung-kyung’s best friend in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo. Since then, I coveted her hair cut. After months of contemplating, I’ve finally cut it last December. Fortunately, I was able to find a good hairstylist that cut my hair in a very similar almost identical style.
So, if you’re browsing this post because you’re looking for a sign to get that pixie cut you always wanted then THIS IS IT. Go for it. I discovered that getting a really different hair cut was a great confidence booster.
This very talented actress has endured hurtful social media comments from some keyboard cowards whose main goal in life is to speak as many cruel words as possible. Despite all of it, Kim Go-eun remained unscathed. She proved that she could define her own beauty. And yes, confidently walk with this kind of hairstyle.
Yoo In-young is like a walking campaign model for a short haircut. She’s stunning with long mane but she’s absolutely glamorous with a pixie cut. Should I need to say more?
In her recent drama, Cinderella with Four Knights, Park So-dam was surrounded by beautiful flower boys. But she proved that having short hair can also look feminine.
We often forgot that women can think on their own. They wore that dress because they want to. They wore make-up because they want to. They style their hair that way because that is what they want to. And the most important thing is, they can be beautiful in their own terms.
Look forward for more K-Lookbook features this 2019! See you around our blog!
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