Since Stray Kids‘ Hyunjin suddenly showed up this week with short hair after almost a year and a half of long locks, fans’ reactions have ranged from shocked to disappointed to happy to awestruck. The funny part? The members’ reactions were just as varied. In a recent live broadcast, Hyunjin revealed what each member said when they saw his unexpected new look.
Maknae I.N has long been a vocal fan of Hyunjin’s long hairstyle, so it should come as little surprise that he was disappointed with the star’s new short haircut. What is surprising, however, is that Hyunjin revealed I.N was even “more sad” than he was himself—so sad that he “practically cried!”
I.N was, quite depressed when I cut my hair. But hair grows back. I can go back to the long hair whenever I want.
Seungmin may have had the most hilarious reaction to Hyunjin’s new look. When he saw the haircut, Hyunjin says Seungmin asked if he could flick him in the head!
Seungmin asked if he could flick me in the head. I had a haircut and out of nowhere, he goes, ‘Hey, can I flick you?’ [He] said he wanted to flick me because I looked like a kid.
Did you fail to recognize short-haired Hyunjin when he appeared in the Music Bank “DOMINO” performance with short hair. If so, you’re not alone—even Changbin didn’t recognize him at first.
Changbin said, ‘Who are you?’
4. Bang Chan
While some think Hyunjin looks hot with his new short hair, others think it falls more on the cute side—including Bang Chan.
Chan said I looked cute.
Felix just yelled Hyunjin’s name when he saw the hair cut… if that’s not relatable, we don’t know what is.
Yongbok[‘s reaction]… ‘HYUNJIN!’
6. Lee Know
The award for the most unrelatable reaction has to go to Lee Know, who simply remained calm in his response according to Hyunjin. Who could be calm about that?!
Lee Know? He… was just calm. ‘Okay, you had a haircut’—he said something like that.
Last but not least, Hyunjin says Han told him he looks like a different person—and he has a point. He may still be the same Hyunjin underneath, but this is definitely one dramatic change.
Han said I looked like a different person.