Strange Hairstyles in Chinese Historical Dramas
Guan Xiaotong’s (关晓彤) strange hairstyles in the Chinese historical drama Untouchable Lovers <凤囚凰> has started a widespread discussion about the questionable hairstyles and wigs that many actresses had to endure for their roles in historical palace dramas.
One of Guan Xiaotong’s hairstyles in Untouchable Lovers, for example, reminded viewers of a sewing machine. Dilireba (迪丽热巴) looked like she was wearing a tall lightning conductor for one of her looks in 2014’s Cosmetology High <美人制造>. Cecilia Liu’s (刘诗诗) triangular wig in 2017’s Lost Love in Times <醉玲珑> looked like she was trying to cosplay Tinky Winky from Teletubbies.
An even stranger look was Cecilia Han’s (韩雪) “witch wig” in Lost Love in Times, which reminded viewers of a large crab. Michelle Chen’s (陳妍希) Xiaolongnü wig in 2014’s The Romance of the Condor Heroes <神雕侠侣> had some historical basis, but it definitely didn’t fit with Michelle’s facial structure at all. It also didn’t help that Michelle was already criticized for not being beautiful enough for the iconic role.
The two “wheels” that Ada Liu (柳岩) had to wear for The Four II <四大名捕2> was poked fun by many audiences, and Shu Chang’s (舒暢) sparkly and golden Princess Jianning look in 2008’s Royal Tramp <鹿鼎记> reminded viewers of a can of JDB beverage. Yuan Shanshan’s (袁姍姍) mushroom cut in the critically-panned Palace 3: The Lost Daughter <宫锁连城> only made the show even more unforgivable.
Even TVB dramas were not spared of the spitfire. Netizens pointed out that Susan Tse’s (謝雪心) wig as Empress Dowager Guo in 2009’s Beyond the Realm of Conscience <宮心計> was probably inspired by a tea kettle.
What are some other weird hairstyles that you have in mind?
Check out the rest of the weird hairstyles below:
Dilireba as Qingcheng in “Cosmetology High” (2014)
Cecilia Liu as Feng Qingchen in “Lost Love in Times” (2017)
Michelle Chen as Xiaolongnü in “The Romance of the Condor Heroes (2014)
Ada Liu as Lady Fox in “The Four II” (2013)
Susan Tse as Empress Dowager Guo in “Beyond the Realm of Conscience” (2009)
Yuan Shanshan as Song Liancheng in “Palace 3: The Lost Daugher” (2014)
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.