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‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids

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Text: Emily Heng


There's a lot to be said about Netflix's latest K-Drama import, It's Okay to Not Be Okay. From its frank and realistic portrayal of mental illness to its refreshing take on classic rom-com tropes, there's no doubt that the 16-episode series has been making waves. Yes, even within the beauty realm, it seems, thanks to lead, Ko Mun-Yeong's jaw-dropping tresses. We're talking hair that has garnered comparisons to towering, architectural wonders, challah bread, and, uh, the poop emoji, if you can believe it. Below, a look at her best hair moments that we want inducted into the hall of fame.

Lady Gaga's hair bow, but make it elegant

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 1)

It's a ribbon! It's a pretzel! It's both! And even more shocking — the entirety of it is made from hair. Bonus: the side-swept bangs casually tucked behind her ear that serves as a nice contrast against the severity of the style.


The half-up 'do with cascading beach waves

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 2)

The last time we saw such luscious locks on TV, it was for mad queen who proceeded to burn down a Red Keep (ah, remember the days of GoT?). This one is probably the easiest of the lot to emulate, and comes with the added benefit of being pulled back and away from the ears. Hair that allows for ease of mask-wearing? Check.


Towering swirls of... ya know

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 3)

Alternatively, we'd like to think this look is reminiscent of frozen yoghurt. Thick at the base, and arcing up to a high point that could also double as an antenna for Moon Gang-Tae's B.S. Hey, we love the guy, but he has said some questionable things.


Gelarto Rosa

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 4)

Perhaps it's pure coincidence, or maybe Seo Ye-Ji's hairstylist was chowing down on an ice cream cone when she was hit with a pure bolt of inspiration. Either way, we can't un-see the resemblance between this look and a scoop of rose-shaped Spanish gelato.


Katniss Everdeen called

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 5)

Granted, Ko Mun-Yeong's take on the side braid is a lot more romantic than Katniss's utilitarian style. The voluminous side-part is a nice touch, especially when paired with playful, wispy strands that peek out.


Bouncy curls

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 6)

This look is easily achieved with a trusty curling wand. What's shocking about it, however, stems from the fact that this is how it looked after Ko Mun-Yeong promptly rolled out of bed. Where's the bedhead? The frizz? The realism of it?!


Infinity bun

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 7)

Another day, another amazing, unflappable hairstyle. Might we suggest the Singapore Airlines cabin crew adopt this look, too? From what we can tell, no amount of turbulence should be able to offset this 'do.


Half-up knot

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 8)

Disheveled, but make it chic. Our only gripe is that Ko Mun-Yeong thought it would be a good idea to wear her hair down at a BBQ restaurant. Hasn't she learned that food stench is impossible to get out of locks?


The practical bob

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 9)

Aesthetical value aside, Ko Mun-Yeong's shortened locks is also a symbolic gesture of her severed relationship with her toxic mother. Cheers to that.


The C-curl

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 10)

We're getting serious retro vibes from these immaculately curled ends. Seriously, we can't spot a strand out of place. Lean into the vintage look by...


The C-curl + barrette

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 11)

... sliding on a bedazzled hair clip.


The finger wave and bun combo

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 12)

There's no better — or more stylish — way to deal with bangs that are cut at an awkward length. The look is further elevated when paired with a sleek knot.


The low chignon

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 13)

It's hard to pay attention to plot advancement when we've spent the entire time admiring Ko Mun-Yeong's perfectly curled side-part.


The hat

‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’: The best hair looks sported by Ko Mun-Yeong, from buns to braids (фото 14)

C'mon, this is just flat-out majestic.

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