A wise person once said that it takes a really good-looking and confident guy to pull off the centre-parting hairstyle… or that could have been said by one of the EXO members.
Nonetheless, the middle-parting is not easy to rock. Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter might have made it all the rage in the 1990s (was there even a boy band that didn’t have at least one member sporting the hairstyle?!), and fast-forward almost 20 years later, it seems it hasn’t gone out of style. Of course, it’s not just the boybanders who are sporting this look. Korean actors have also jumped on board the classic look, whether it’s for a drama or movie role, or just because.
Scroll the gallery to see which Korean celebrities managed to pull it off effortlessly.
You can count on the resident fashionista of Big Bang to pull off any hairstyle, including neon green centre-parted hair.
The model and celebrity dad is known for his floppy hair, which frames his chiselled jaw.
The Hong Kong-born member of GOT7 have tried various hairstyles, including a blond ‘do, but we’re loving the centre-parting he’s sporting for his solo release.
J-Hope’s trick to styling possibly the hardest hairstyle? Have a thick curtain of fringe.
Lee Jong Suk
This hairstyle is totally Nick Carter circa “As Long As You Love Me” period, but it looks so good on the K-actor.
Park Bo Gum
Here’s another way to style a short middle-parting: Make waves.
With the statuesque and looks of a model, it’s no surprise that the SHINee rapper can pull off this 90s’ boybander hairstyle.
Sehun’s heart-shaped face makes it easy for him to pull off a centre-parting. Of course, his good looks help too.
Let’s admit it: Goblin wouldn’t be the same without Gong Yoo’s centre-parted wavy hair.
Nam Joo Hyuk
This hairstyle makes us want to run our fingers through his soft locks.
Lee Je Hoon
We’re impressed how he can wear what we used to call the “curry puff hairstyle” and still look 10/10.
Lee Joon Gi
From shoulder-length hair to buzz cuts, Joon Gi has proven that he can pull off any hairstyle, including the centre-parting.
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