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The Handsome Actor Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo started his career as an actor in 2001. He is well-known for the Korean dramas The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince as well Goblin: The Lonely and Great God. His latest role in movie Train to Busan is also getting a lot of attention, as it has been very successful both in and outside Korea. Gong Ji-Cheol, or using his stage name, Gong Yoo, started his showbiz career as a video jockey on Mnet in 2000, and debuted as an actor in the TV series School 4 in 2001. 

Beside his exquisite performances and talent in acting, Gong Yoo is also known for his fashion sense. His casual style and hairstyle, especially his natural-looking parting-perm creates a chic, mature men’s look. It’s become his signature look now, with so many people calling it “Gong Yoo’s hairstyle”.

In this article, Channel Korea will discuss Gong Yoo’s signature hairstyle and his hairstyle evolution through all his career. Let’s check it out!

Gong Yoo’s Hairstyle Evolution

2005: Gong Yoo’s Debut As an Actor

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Gong Yoo started his show business career as a video jockey on Mnet in 2000, and debuted as an actor in the TV series School 4 in 2001. When he made his debut, his hairstyle could be described as Gong Yoo’s fresh hairstyle! He was still wearing this style when he appeared in the SBS drama Hello My Teacher, in which he played the role of a student who always got in trouble with his teachers. His hairstyle fit the role of a high school troublemaker in that era.

Not going to lie, Gong Yoo was a lot younger when he had that hairstyle, but it really gave him a fresh and youthful attitude.

2006: Gong Yoo’s One of the Time Hairstyle

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On MBC’s drama One Fine Day, Gong Yoo appeared with an old-school hairstyle, which radiated a classy aura. Even though this kind of style is too old-school for today’s generation, back in 2006, Gong Yoo’s hairstyle was the most popular style for men in Korea. He only had this style for a little while, though, until he changed it again for another drama role.

2007: Gong Yoo The “Coffee Prince”

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Gong Yoo was cast in MBC’s romantic comedy The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince in 2007, which became his breakout role. The popularity of the drama not only solidified his status as a leading man, but also made him a hallyu star. In the drama, which also starred Yoon Eun-hye, Gong Yoo played a character who was full of coffee imagery and love, and the hairstyle he wore made him look more mature. Though it was a little too much, this style helped him to create the perfect aura for his character.

After his appearance in the drama, this hairstyle began to become popular around both Korea and Japan.