It’s a testament to Yoon Eun Hye‘s popularity and trendsetting ways that her decision to fry-perm her hair for her role in Marry Him If You Dare (Mirae’s Choice) garnered such commentary and backlash. I’m one to skip a drama if I don’t like the way an actor or actress looks to the extent it bugs me. It’s a personal choice and requires no justification, but also intensely subjective since what bugs me might not bug another. I think Yoon Eun Hye’s hairstyle in MHIYD is hideous unless she’s doing a throwback role to the 1980s. No insult to people with naturally curly hair, it’s not the curly its the fact that it looks dried out by acid in an unruly mop on her head. For her latest endorsement photoshoot for handbag line Samantha Thavasa, Yoon Eun Hye sports the exact same perm but styling does wonders and she actually pulls it off. The volume is balanced out by a lovely clean make up palate, clothes that are elegant and fresh, and a simple backdrop to let the model and the handbag shine. I wouldn’t begrudge folks who have passed on MHIYD because of her hairstyle, but honestly after a few episodes one gets used to it and then it doesn’t look so jarring anymore. Plus the drama story line is getting more and more interesting, I’m sure her hair isn’t going to be the only subject worth discussing in that drama. I like that she’s willing to change it up and not every stylistic choice turns out to be a winner. I still it wasn’t necessary for the permed hair to play this role, and in fact straight hair maybe the latter episodes cut she sported in Goong would have been nice. Something simple and easy to showcase her non-fussy personality. I do think it’s pretty wild she’s managed to rock the hair for these handbag photos so check it out.