(Warning: Spoilers ahead, obviously!)
In Episode 7 of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji once again took us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. But it was towards the end of the episode when we literally let out a gasp. It’s official: Ko Mun-yeong has bid her signature long locks adieu!
Okay, first of all, she looks absolutely breathtaking in her brand new lob! Second, what a hearwarming scene that was. It was the first time in the series that we’ve actually seen her with a big genuine smile plastered on her face—it makes us all wish we have Moon Gang-tae as our hairdresser, too. LOL!
That being said, while we do love her new haircut, we also understand where Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung Se)’s coming from when he insisted that Ko Mun-yeong looked prettier with long hair. After all, she did bless our screens with jawdropping hairstyles that we immediately pinned on our Pinterest boards! So now, before we officially revel in Ko Mun-yeong's short 'do, allow us to take a moment and pay tribute to the first few episodes when she still donned waist-level silky tresses.
Below, we list down Ko Mun-yeong’s most memorable hairstyles from the show:
1. Mid-parted with bouncy curls
Remember that scene where she told a little girl that “the witch is always the one that’s pretty” in her fairytales? Well, if she’s the witch in this scenario, we totally wouldn’t dare disagree! Pretty is an understatement for her long jet-black hair, parted in the middle and curled halfway through ‘til the ends, which most likely took a large-barrel curling wand to achieve.
2. Effortless-looking chignon
When she does want to wear her hair up, Ko Mun-yeong shows up wearing the most perfect chignon—flawlessly tousled at the back with a loose tendril intentionally left out to frame one side of her small doll-like face.
3. Knotted bun
Similar to her above-mentioned updo but still slightly different, this version features a neatly gathered bun that's knotted almost like a pretzel. She left a loose tendril on one side again, but this time, it’s flipped away from her face instead of letting it fall right on her chin.
4. One-sided braid
Lest we forget, Ko Mun-yeong was choked by her own father, walked for hours on end without a destination in mind, and got drenched in the pouring rain; yet in the end, she still managed to look ethereal while sporting this loose, effortless-looking side braid that went perfectly well with her bohemian-style OOTD!
5. Sleek and straight
A classic hairstyle that never goes out of style, Ko Mun-yeong’s mid-parted sleek and straight ‘do will truly be missed. Enough said.
6. Half ponytail with beach waves
This fairytale writer seems to love parting her hair in the middle. This time around, she did so with some gorgeous beach waves and a half ponytail that’s subtly teased at the back.
7. Tilted top knot
This powerful fashion moment of Ko Mun-yeong wouldn’t have been complete without her equally statement-making updo: a giant top knot bun that’s slightly tilted to the right side of her head.
7. Clean bun with headpiece
Remember her hilarious confession to Moon Gang-tae? Of course you do! Once in a while, we see Ko Mun-yeong favoring a neatly-gathered bun for a polished look. But in the spirit of being #extra, she adds her signature flair to it. In this case, a beret-like fascinator!
RIP, Ko Mun-yeong's long hair! You will be missed.
It's Okay to Not Be Okay tells the story of Moon Gang-tae and Ko Mun-yeong, who develop an unusual romance while healing each other’s emotional and psychological wounds. It's now streaming exclusively on Netflix and airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 p.m.