He looks positively plastic.Korean Ken doll? He pretended to be timid about removing his shirt so as not to get dye all over it, but started flexing for the camera when I tried to capture his hair. Barf. Somebody wants to be a model.
In exchange for Frontpage, Photoshop and some thoughtfully selected music files (Chet Baker, The Cranberries and Louis Armstrong- all of which brought me back to my teens), I dyed his hair black. He's in his late 20's, but starting to grey. Korean men generally bald/grey later in life, because they have more testosterone than Caucasian men.
I hate those gloves that come with the kit, so my fingernails are now stained a brown-black, so attractive an 8 year old student rejected candy from my hand. Had Eva teacher been gardening or eating handfuls of chocolate cake? He was having none of it.
The result was pretty:
Middle and high school girls are usually forced by school policy to keep their hair natural, and cropped above their shoulders. I thought bobs were the trend, but students aren't wearing the style by choice.
So, the box of hair dye. It looked like a Korean knock-off of L'Oreal's Feria. Silver box, but with a Korean actor posing on the front. I've never seen Brad Pitt on a Honeysuckle kit, or Johnny Depp modeling Jet Black. American actresses yes but rarely actors. Tae Hun said it's common for movie stars to advertise cosmetics- even men's makeup, like foundation.
As a foreigner you'll likely have some trouble finding American brands of hair color, at affordable prices. Try the big markets. But if you have dark hair, it's safe to buy a Korean kit. It works just like any other you've tried so you don't need to read the instructions.