Images of Red Velvet’s Irene and aespa’s Karina with purple hair have kicked up a debate among netizens.
SM Entertainment is often said to be “a garden of visuals”, with gorgeous idols in every group, including SNSD’s Yoona, f(x)’s Krystal and Sulli, Red Velvet’s Irene, and aespa’s Karina. All of them have different charms, but nonetheless steals a lot of hearts. They also constantly renew their images with different hair colors and makeup to always look stunning to fans.
However, a recent debate has recently arisen among stans of SM artists, regarding the visuals of Irene and Karina when they had hair dyed purple. In particular, visual goddess Irene went viral when she took up this hair color in 2016, while Karina recently dyed her hair for aespa’s Coachella performance. A beauty next to another beauty, people can’t help but compare the two idol’s different vibes.
While both had purple hair, the two SM idols were beautiful in different ways. Irene’s visual is faithful to Korean beauty standards, whereas Karina looks chic and modern like a comic character. Furthermore, if Irene has created a legend with her smokey purple hair, then Karina showcases a more futuristic style with her electric violet hairtone.