Asian celebrities that rock blonde hair

Korean, Japanese and Chinese stars who bleached the black…with stunning results

PHOTOS: TPG, various
PHOTOS: TPG, various
22 May 2015

PHOTOS: TPG, various

Look who finally joined the blonde boys’ brigade! EXO's Chanyeol (left) and BIGBANG's Seungri have become the latest Hallyu hotties to step out with platinum locks adorning their handsome heads – and we’re quite liking their new looks.

Click through to see other Asian stars who look like they were born to have sunshine-coloured strands:

EXO's Lay
EXO's Lay
26 May 2015

EXO's Lay

Fans freaked out (in a good way) when the dimpled cutie popped out in the group's latest music video 'Call Me Baby' sporting ruffled bleached locks, and we don't blame them - boy really worked it during his brief close-up.

Sadly, the light hair was short-lived as Lay had to go back to black to film his new movie. Oh well, at least it got to be immortalised on tape.

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
22 May 2015

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon

If Seungri's badass bandmate can pull off “seaweed hair” (from Fantastic Baby) and all those other ridiculously wild ‘dos, he can pull off a comparatively tame fair mane. After all, this is G-Dragon we’re talking about here.

FT Island’s Hongki
FT Island’s Hongki
22 May 2015

FT Island’s Hongki

Compared to his infamous affinity towards nail art (seriously), Hongki going platinum isn’t as ground-breaking an overhaul, but we admired the change anyway.

JYJ’s Jaejoong
JYJ’s Jaejoong
22 May 2015

JYJ’s Jaejoong

There are no prizes for those who predicted the impossibly gorgeous Hallyu hunk would look good blonde – with features like that, we’d own any style too!

Jolin Tsai
Jolin Tsai
22 May 2015

Jolin Tsai

Whether sassy or sweet, it’s clear that there is no way to make the Queen of Mandopop look bad.

Kym Ng
Kym Ng
22 May 2015

Kym Ng

Of course, how could we forget the queen of hair dye on the Hill? The spunky host is no stranger to funky hair colours, and while she definitely has the attitude to carry them all, we’re loving the soft effect blonde has on her.

After School’s Nana
After School’s Nana
22 May 2015

After School’s Nana

Is it just us, or does Nana’s beauty amplify tenfold when she goes for the Goldilocks look? And she’s already a very pretty lass to start out with.

NU’EST’s Ren
NU’EST’s Ren
22 May 2015

NU’EST’s Ren

Face it: this boy is prettier than all of us, and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Gwei Lun Mei
Gwei Lun Mei
22 May 2015

Gwei Lun Mei

WOW. We did not see that badass image coming. Lightened locks immediately transformed the sweet-looking actress into an edgy chick we’re kind of afraid to tick off (in a good way, if you know what we mean).

Show Luo
Show Luo
22 May 2015

Show Luo

Remember when Show got acquainted with a bottle of bleach for the first time for his 10th album Lion Roar? Yeah, we kinda want him to do it again – it was one FIERCE new look.

Stefanie Sun
Stefanie Sun
22 May 2015

Stefanie Sun

The musical pride and joy of our nation has everything it takes to be able to rock a short, shaggy, sun­ny (pun intended) style, even after giving birth to a baby boy who will no doubt grow up to inherit his mama’s good looks.

Super Junior’s Sungmin
Super Junior’s Sungmin
22 May 2015

Super Junior’s Sungmin

Pretty much everyone in the large group has gone for a straw-shaded style at one point or another, but if we absolutely had to pick one member whom we think pulls it off best, it would be newly-enlisted Sungmin, because it enhances his age-defying features.

SHINee’s Taemin
SHINee’s Taemin
22 May 2015

SHINee’s Taemin

Not only is the youngest member of the quintet blessed to be able to carry different shades of blonde, he’s able to do so in a wide variety of cuts, from good boy bowls to wavy centre-partings to manly pushed-back styles.

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny
Girls’ Generation’s Sunny
22 May 2015

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny

Okay, we all knew the pint-sized singer was pretty, but we didn’t know she would look this good in a blonde and pixie crop. Add killer winged liner, and this girl will really bring the boys out.

Amber An
Amber An
22 May 2015

Amber An

If how Amber looks doesn’t qualify someone to be up for the title of “Asian Barbie doll”, then we don’t know what will.

2NE1’s CL
2NE1’s CL
22 May 2015

2NE1’s CL

The Baddest Female has been blonde for so long, we almost can’t remember how she looks like with darker hair, but that ain’t a bad thing – she absolutely slays in this style.

Felicia Chin
Felicia Chin
22 May 2015

Felicia Chin

It is a rare treat to see a local star go down the fair-haired route, so we’re giving Feli major props for taking on the bleach like a pro.

Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki
22 May 2015

Ayumi Hamasaki

Compile a list of Asian stars who look bangin’ in blonde and forget to include the Empress of J-pop herself? That would be blasphemy.

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