From Goo Joon Pyo in Boys Over Flowers to No Mae Ri in Marry Him If You Dare, there is sadly no shortage of permed hairstyles in Dramaland. For better or for worse, these curly 'dos have infiltrated countless dramas and have even helped created some trademark styles for many drama characters.

I've combed through countless dramas and pulled out some of the most memorable permed hairstyles. I did my best to score these pictures on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst. 

Scroll through to see the results!

1. Goo Joon Pyo (Lee Min Ho) - Boys Over Flowers

Perfection. The trademark hairstyle of Goo Joon Pyo is certainly unforgettable. While it may not be Lee Min Ho's best look, it still helped shoot him to stardom and captured the hearts of countless viewers around the world. 

Verdict: Exceptional 9/10


2. Na Mi Rae (Yoon Eun Hye) - Marry Him If You Dare

This unfortunate style combines an unflattering color with an even more cringeworthy perm. I love Yoon Eun Hye, but this look is ridiculous!

Verdict: Hideous 1/10


3. Kwon Ji Hyuk (Sung Joon) – Shut Up Flower Boy Band

This may be one of my all-time favorite K-drama perms. Sung Joon effortlessly pulls off this shaggy look, making it a perfect extension to his rocker persona.

Verdict: Rockstar 10/10

And let's also not forget the other wonderful perms that appeared in Shut Up Flower Boy Band!


4. Jang Man Ok (Hwang Jung Eum) – Full House Take 2

Why was this ever thought to be an acceptable hairstyle for a drama character? No. Then again, at least the color is better than the perm from Marry Him If You Dare

Verdict: Whyyyy? 2/10


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5. Kim Dong Sik AKA Assistant Manager Kim (Kim Dae Myung) – Misaeng

This perm is another example where the style fits perfectly for the character. I just want to give Assistant Manger Kim a big bear hug!

Verdict: Yes? Yes! 8/10


6. Yoon Gae Hwa (Chae Rim) – Oh! My Lady

I understand that this show was going to the "ajumma look," but I'm really not a fan of this example. Then again, the unflattering style may just make it all the more satisfying when Choi Si Won's character falls in love with her. 

Verdict: Could Be Better 5/10


7. Dokko Jin (Cha Seung Won) – Greatest Love

At first glance, his hair may look silly, but I found I quickly fell in love with both the perm and this fantastic character. The hair really is a crucial part to Dokko Jin!

Verdict: Unforgettable 8/10


8. Yoo Eun Jae (Lee Si Young) – Wild Romance

Here's another poor example of a short permed cut on a woman. I understand that she's a bodyguard, but she could have really benefited from a different style!

Verdict: No Thank You 3/10


9. Dok Go Ma Te (Jang Geun Suk) – Pretty Man

Jang Geun Suk may be a naturally pretty man, but this hairstyle really isn't very pretty. I personally am a big fan of him with longer hair!

Verdict: Meh 4/10


10. Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) – Doctor Stranger

Hmmm, I can't quite decide how I feel about this perm on Lee Jong Suk. On one hand, it's super fluffy and kind of outrageous. Then again, I think the style helped me quickly fall in love with Park Hoon's spunky character. Too bad the actual drama also took an outrageous approach to story telling...

Verdict: Alright 6/10


11. Kang Ho Goo (Choi Woo Shik) – Fool's Love

Ho Goo really is like ball of fluff! He's so adorable, and the fluffy hairstyle is a perfect complement to his persona.

Verdict: Adorable 9/10


12. Gu Mi Ho (Shin Min Ah) - My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox

Yes! Now this is a perm I can fully support! Mi Ho briefly tries out this hairstyle, and the results are spectacular. Her fun-loving character really takes full advantage of the perm!

Verdict: Outstanding 10/10


Which permed hairstyles are your favorite? Which ones do you hate the most? Are there any other curly K-drama hairstyles you would add to this list? 

Please share your thoughts below!


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