Be it rosy, pastel tones or audacious neons, pink hair is notoriously difficult to achieve.
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It is far too easy to accidentally go too warm and brassy or turn into a walking highlighter, making pink hair hard to maintain and even harder to pull off perfectly.
Even so, several K-pop idols have taken the plunge and absolutely bodied this tricky hair color, spawning some of their most iconic looks ever while they were at it. In no particular order, here are 10 female idols who look flawless in pink hair!
For NMIXX’s debut, member Jinni made a bold first impression with flowing pastel pink locks. This hairstyle gives her visuals an air of dreaminess while making her stand out during performances!
Though regretfully short-lived as she quickly let her hair fade to blonde throughout promotions, Sana’s pink hair during TWICE’s “Feel Special” was a cultural reset.
Kep1er’s Kim Chae Hyun
Following an incredibly successful run on “Girls Planet 999,” Kim Chae Hyun returned with a surprising new hair color for Kep1er’s debut track “WA DA DA,” transforming from girl-next-door to K-pop star in a blink of an eye. Still, she made sure to maintain her puppy-like charm with her thick, yet airy bangs.
Former GFRIEND member Yerin
Yerin was born for pink hair, and GFRIEND’s “MAGO” era proves it. The vocalist and dancer first rocked a luxurious, pastel pink look in the song’s music video before going on to dye it a playful, vibrant hot pink for promotions, looking flawless in both shades of pink.
PURPLE KISS’s Na Go Eun
Matching the playfulness of PURPLE KISS’s “Zombie,” Na Go Eun went for a strawberry blonde look with just a hint of extra pink, perfectly complementing the colorful stage outfits for this era.
True to her name, Rosé pulled off this cool-toned cotton candy pink color perfectly, giving her a soft, delicate look to match “Lovesick Girls,” which showed off BLACKPINK’s more mellow, feminine charms.
Among the boldest of pinks in this list, Dreamcatcher’s Gahyeon surprised fans when she dyed her hair a gorgeous hot pink after years of sticking to simple, dark hair since her debut. Two years later, and fans of the group still long for those days of pink-haired Gahyeon!
Rocking a warm, pastel pink bob, STAYC’s maknae J embodied youth in her look for the group’s breakout single “ASAP,” making it one of her most iconic looks yet!
LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura
Before debuting with LE SSERAFIM, Sakura made her final comeback with “Panorama” in her former group IZ*ONE. During promotions, Sakura combined a vibrant hot pink with regal-looking accessories, making her look just like a princess from a webtoon.
Last but certainly not least is (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi! Sporting light pink hair, which she often curled or braided throughout the girl group’s “TOMBOY” era, the vocalist took a rebellious, grunge-inspired spin on pink hair, matching both (G)I-DLE’s tough image and her own cheeky and playful personality.