2012: Gong Yoo’s Comfortable Bangs
In KBS’s fantasy romance drama Big, Gong Yoo’s hairstyle displays a cool and neat appearance, but still looked sporty. It was a very common hairstyle for Korean men at the time. Their hair had to have long bangs that weren’t heavily styled, but still had to be stylish, nonetheless. The look made Gong Yoo look years younger than he actually is.
Following the style above, sometimes Gong Yoo also wore his bangs brushed back and styled perfectly for more formal look. This style is also quite common, although it’s not everyday style.
2013: Gong Yoo The Spy
In 2013, he returned to the big screen after a two-year pause, in the movie The Suspect. He played an elite North Korean spy who defects after being betrayed by his country. He sported a more unusual look by cutting his hair super-short to portray his character perfectly. Gong Yoo looks older with this kind of hairstyle, but he still managed to look good as always.
Since then, Gong Yoo has been seen on several occasions, always keeping his hair in his signature style. Gong Yoo was appointed as a special representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Korea and also ambassador for the National Tax Service (NTS), alongside actress Ha Ji-won.
Gong Yoo’s Signature Hairstyle in Goblin
His role in Goblin led him to his center-parted, wavy hair. This seemingly casual hairstyle is actually the key to his charm. His natural-looking parting-perm is definitely a must-try hairstyle for adult men. This style is currently a trending style for men in Korea, since Gong Yoo’s appearance in the popular drama, Goblin. This trending parting-perm (aka 가르마 펌) hairstyle is one we’ve been seeing throughout the seasons. These perms help to create a naturally parted look, and Gong Yoo’s Goblin hairstyle uses waves to hide his roots and create a fuller, voluminous look.
These are several scene of Goblin that showing the hairstyle:
The center-parted, wavy hair then became Gong Yoo’s signature style because he made it popular. He hasn’t change his hairstyle much since.