Soo Joo Goes Blue

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To answer your question, Soo Joo, we're into the new nickname. We're also into your new blue hair.

One too many chocolate cigars stood between Soo Joo, her blue hair, and us when we ran into her at Stella last week. This encounter left Tom with a lot of questions in regards to the particular shade of her hair: Is it permanent? Is it for a job? Is hair chalk back for real this time?! (No.) So the Redken muse promised to stop by the Gloffice later for the full rundown.

In she came on a fortuitously free Friday, ready to field questions while eating chocolate chip cookies and swatching baby-pink cream blushes and bright blue eyeshadows with us (a typical day, really):

'These days, the clients usually dictate what color my hair is, but when I go for holiday, I like to color it for me. Last year I went to Miami and dyed it pink. I’ve tried purple before…but never blue! I think something just clicked, and I wanted to try it when I woke up that morning. So I talked to my agent, and I told them I was going to do it. Since I'm going on a holiday soon, it won’t matter. They were really open to it, and I’ve gotten some good feedback already.

I just went into Ricky’s and bought this Manic Panic—which is just semi-permanent. It’s called Bad Boy Blue, but I didn’t want such an intense color. I wanted it to be somewhere between very pastel and something richer. Back when I dyed it pink, I realized that the product is pretty saturated, so this time I took a huge scoop of conditioner and mixed it with the Manic Panic to dilute the color. Still, it turned out more aqua than I wanted, but I’ve come to like it. And the thing is, when it washed out, it looks somewhere in-between the tropical ocean and dirty dishwater—which is a little harder to handle—but I like it. I don’t know if it’s beautiful, but I wanted to have some fun.”

Before she dashed out, she also mentioned what looks particularly good with blue hair: a tan. Something to keep in mind next time you're off for a weekend in the sun.

🌇 #summertime @youngjunkoo

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Soo Joo Park (Wilhelmina) is wearing L'Oréal Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Pink , photographed by Tom Newton on June 12, 2015. Read Soo Joo's Top Shelf After Dark here.

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