The ever-polarizing mullet is continually evolving, because of the Okay-pop world. In 2017, EXO’s Baekhyun streaked his with candy-apple pink. In 2018, the undercut mullet rose to reputation with fellow EXO member Kai, GOT7’s JB, and Day6’s Younger Okay. Now, embellished mullets, as I’ve determined to name them, have gotten a full-fledged factor. By including braids, metallic particulars, and materials to the again, Okay-Pop is re-imagining the retro coiffure with the flashiest, most intricate takes.

At first, I believed embellished mullets have been only a look SM stylists have been making an attempt to make occur. To not convey up EXO once more, however Chen had braids that I mistook for feathers within the band’s “Tempo” music video and a few performances. Then, Taeyong additionally added braids to his, in addition to silvery thread and blue yarn, for NCT 127’s “Simon Says” promotions. However a member of ATEEZ simply proved that we’re about to see much more embellished mullets on our favourite idols in 2019. (I feel Attract‘s digital hair editor Jihan manifested this.)


One of many first belongings you see within the rookie boy group’s new music video for “Say My Identify” is the again of chief Hongjoong’s head, marking 2019’s first official Okay-pop mullet look. His party-in-the-back part was adorned with early 2000s-era hair wraps and beads. The adornments ushered Hongjoong’s undercut mullet of 2018 into this new period of mullets.

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In promotional photographs for ATEEZ’s new album, Zero To One, Hongjoong took his embellished mullet even additional with metallic braids and material tags. Paired with a myriad of silver earrings, his embellished mullet works — though in my thoughts it looks as if it should not.

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Hongjoong’s embellished mullet wasn’t the one magnificence spotlight of “Say My Identify.” The group’s make-up artist one way or the other made taupe eye shadow look edgy on a number of of the members. I by no means put on the impartial shade, however seeing it on Mingi, Seonghwa, and Yunho made me wish to recreate their eye make-up. I additionally appreciated San’s burgundy balayage, which jogged my memory of BamBam’s hair throughout GOT7’s Eyes on You period.

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