Earlier this year, Hong Kong star Andy Lau (劉德華) opened a Douyin account, the Chinese version of TikTok. He gained over 57 million followers in the span of two months.
Fans were delighted as Lau is notorious for keeping his life private. So, what kind of content are they treated to? Well, recently, Lau uploaded a short video of him getting a perm.
Lau is known for his meticulous appearance and it was an eyeopener for many fans to see how the star maintains his good looks. Although, it seems the perm isn’t for appearances; Lau clarified it was for the movie “Goldfinger”. “I haven’t had my hair permed for a long time,” the star wrote. “I was nervous!” Fans applauded his dedication, as the hairstyle apparently hasn’t been trending for a while now.
Although Lau looked fairly calm when seated in the barber chair, his clasped fidgeting hands gave him away. He let the hairstylist roll his hair into curls, even taking a moment to wave at his watching fans. Many were amused to see the star sitting with rolls in his hair. Some commented he resembled the landlady played by Yuen Qiu (元秋) in “Kung Fu Hustle”.
Many netizens thought the star’s hair would be curly after the perm. However, after a quick wash, blow dry and trim, fans said he looked the same. “Is there a difference?” one fan asked. “He looks just as handsome.” Another netizen commented: “The barber’s craftmanship is really good, it’s exactly the same as before the perm.”
While fans may be underwhelmed by the change, they were certainly impressed with the healthiness of his hair. The close-up showed no sparseness albeit a few grey hairs.
Well, at least, Andy Lau seemed satisfied with his ‘new’ look.