“That is by no means occurred to me earlier than,” Seulgi shares onstage on the New Jersey Performing Arts Middle in Newark. She’s simply requested a crowd of about three,000 individuals if anybody observed one among her hair extensions fell out whereas she carried out “Rookie” along with her fellow members of Crimson Velvet.

Slowly however absolutely, a row of hair separated from Seulgi’s half-up coiffure, inflicting the Okay-pop group’s chief, Irene, to chortle so onerous she may hardly observe the music’s trademark choreography. My buddy Lai, who was sitting subsequent to me, shortly realized what was occurring and identified Seulgi tossing her hair extension apart.

About two hours previous to Crimson Velvet taking the stage — and Seulgi’s extension mishap — I joined the group backstage for a fast interview. It doesn’t matter what we’d begin to talk about, the dialog simply stored going again to hair. However let’s be actual, their hair was the true magnificence spotlight of the Redmare in USA Tour, the primary time Crimson Velvet has ever toured in America. Lady teams have not often carried out so, regardless of Okay-pop’s skyrocketing reputation within the U.S., making this much more monumental.

Malfunctions apart, the quintet continuously modified out their hair equipment together with their outfits all through the present. (And the assortment modified for every cease on the tour.) Irene has given me a heads-up that this is able to occur. She adorned her excessive ponytail with ornate bows, bunny ears, and a tulle flower. Yeri, who’s sitting in a chair beside her, factors to the pastel bobby pins stacked on the left aspect of her middle-parted hair as her favourite look. At one level, Yeri switched them out for a diamond-studded headband. Wendy, alternatively, topped her bob with a white tulle bow at one level.

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The Debut of Main Haircuts

Since Crimson Velvet debuted in 2014, Wendy has had lengthy, flowing hair with bangs in a spread of hues, together with turquoise, platinum, crimson, and amethyst. Nonetheless, Seulgi factors out that Wendy simply minimize her hair. Now, it sits at her shoulders in a espresso shade. “I believe Wendy seems actually nice with brief hair,” Seulgi tells me. When paired with white outfits, just like the feather-lined costume Wendy slipped on for songs like “Zoo” and “Mr. E,” Seulgi says that the brand new type makes Wendy look much more charming and angelic.

However Wendy is not the one girl of Crimson Velvet with noticeably shorter hair. Yeri mentions that Pleasure not too long ago acquired a haircut, too. In the mean time, the ends of her hair hit slightly below her collarbones. It is not fairly the edgy bob Pleasure advised me she’s dreaming of once I interviewed her again in December, although — I am nonetheless holding out for that. Throughout the identical part of the live performance the place Wendy wears white, Pleasure has an lovely yellow, chick-inspired outfit on. “She seems much more [like] a chick somewhat than when her hair is lengthy,” Yeri says.

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Crimson Velvet’s Resident Magnificence Professional

With all this give attention to their hair, I ask Crimson Velvet if, hypothetically, one of many members needed to be the band’s hairstylist for the day, who could be greatest for the job. Seulgi shortly calls out Wendy — an opinion seconded by the opposite members.

Each group of buddies has that one member they at all times ask to do their hair for an evening out or huge occasion. In mine, it is my sister Taylor. She wields a hair straightener to create curls like no different. In Crimson Velvet, the designation of hot-tool handler goes to Wendy. “Wendy is aware of do the perfect make-up and hair out of all of us,” Seulgi says. “Relating to utilizing a curling wand, it’s between Wendy and me. Nobody else actually makes use of it.”

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