Forget Friday: Thursday is most definitely our favorite day of the week, thanks to the popularity of Instagram’s #tbt (Throwback Thursday) hashtag series. From elementary school photos to vintage wedding pics, today’s most in-demand designers, models and editors have been regularly giving us a peek into their most awkward (and most inspiring!) style phases. Obsessed, we asked some of our favorites to share not only the stories surrounding their most-liked images—but also a few never-before-seen pics from their (and their parents’) archives.
In the latest installment, we met up with model Soo Joo Park, and asked her to share the stories behind all her past hairstyles. She gamely showed off pics of her Princess Leia buns and her Karen O-inspired cut—plus, she gave us plenty of tried-and-true color care tips, should you be contemplating going platinum any time soon. (Do it!)
For never-before-seen snaps of Soo Joo Park, and to hear the story of how she transitioned to blonde, watch her tell-all video below:
Video and Editing: Steve Makowski