MONSTA X's Twitter / SHINee's Key's Instagram

Military enlistment is an inevitable time for most of Korea's young men. For K-Pop fans that stan male idols, this means that at some point they are going to have to temporarily bid their favorite idols farewell as they enlist in their compulsory military service.

Depending on the unit, military service can take around 18 months. This can be a long time for K-Pop fans to wait, so most idols usually try to release as much content as possible beforehand, to give their fans something to look forward to.

One of the most comforting things to look back on can be the photos of an idol just before they have enlisted. Usually, they rock a military buzz cut and a smile before heading in to serve their duty. It can be quite the contrast from how they look on stage in their regular idol attire, but it is one of the most wholesome sights that have K-Pop fans rooting for them to do well and be healthy.

Here is an unranked list of some of the idols who still looked incredibly handsome in their buzz cuts upon enlisting for their military service.

 

1. MONSTA X's ShowNu

MONSTA X's ShowNu has recently enlisted for his military service on Jul. 22. He will be serving as a public service worker because of his medical conditions pertaining to his dislocated shoulder and retinal eye surgery. Starship Entertainment confirmed that he will be training for 3 weeks before starting his official duty.

The MONSTA X members even went with him to the training site. They posed with him, holding out hearts to MONBEBE as MinHyuk playfully put his hands on ShowNu's freshly shaved hair.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

MONSTA X's Twitter

It is a big change, but ShowNu stills looks handsome with his shaved hair.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

MONSTA X ShowNu's Instagram / MONSTA X's Twitter

 

2. SHINee's Key

SHINee's Key enlisted on Mar. 4, 2019 and was discharged on Oct. 7, 2020. He was a part of the military band during his service. When he enlisted, a photo was posted of him and his fellow SHINee members TaeMin and MinHo. TaeMin proudly holds onto Key's adorable buzz-cut head.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

SHINee's Twitter

SHINee's Key got a lot of attention around the time of his enlistment. He was considered the model soldier during his time in the military and received a lot of praise for his exemplary behavior, on top of his cute look with his hair cut.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

SHINee's Key's Instagram / SHINee's Twitter

 

3. PENTAGON's Hui

PENTAGON's Hui enlisted into the military on Feb. 18. He received four weeks of training at the Nonsan Army Recruit Training Center in the Southern Chungcheong Province of Korea before officially starting his duties. He was sent off by fellow PENTAGON members ShinWon and Yuto who also playfully held onto his shaven head.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

PENTAGON's Twitter

He is yet another idol who looks just as cute in a military buzz cut. Fans have commented on how the cut accentuates his handsome face shape.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

PENTAGON's Instagram / PENTAGON's Twitter

 

4. KARD's J.Seph

KARD's J.Seph enlisted for his military service as an active-duty soldier on Oct. 5, 2020. He expressed concern about joining the military at an age older than most but promised to come back and show a positive side to himself. The KARD members saw him off with an affectionate photo showing off his new buzz-cut.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

KARD's Instagram

Some fans have been saying that he is arguably more handsome with the military buzz cut, as it makes him look more mature.

 4 Idols Who Still Looked Good In Their Buzz Cuts For Their Military Service

KARD J.Seph's Instagram

 

These are only a few of the idols who have looked good in their military haircuts thus far.  Many idols have been able to pull off this restrictive hairstyle. Which other idols do you think looked especially good in their military buzz cuts?

 

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Дина
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Дина
Jul 30, 2021 07:05 pm

Shownu is a pretty man ❤️

MonGom
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MonGom
Jul 28, 2021 11:14 pm

Come back soon Shownu.

Ale
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Ale
Jul 28, 2021 11:03 pm

Jseph can be completely bald and he still look handsome

Tai oli b
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Tai oli b
Jul 28, 2021 09:55 am

Jseph has always been beautiful, but his military hair cut hits totally different

Ha ya
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Ha ya
Jul 28, 2021 09:11 am

Shownu is indeed beautiful in any way. May be because he has masculine body

Hidden
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Hidden
Jul 28, 2021 07:40 am

Ov JSEPH . LOVE YOU SO MUCH. MİSS YOU BABY

Sandy
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Sandy
Jul 28, 2021 01:27 am

Hui looks good no matter what his hair looks like. He pulls off any style, cut, and color. His face always looks handsome.

Bellamonbebe
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Bellamonbebe
Jul 28, 2021 12:33 am

Shown is handsome in any haircut 💙

Mary
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Mary
Jul 27, 2021 11:56 pm

Jaejoong looked amazing, even with a buzzcut.

shownuayo
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shownuayo
Jul 27, 2021 09:42 pm

shownu doesn't just look good. he looks HOT as °F

irkustk
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irkustk
Jul 27, 2021 09:28 pm

Shownu will looks good on any haircuts 🤩

MX Annie
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MX Annie
Jul 27, 2021 06:22 pm

Handsome King SHOWNU always look so good 💓💓

BTW, MONSTA X Member MINHYUK has done an amazing job shaving SHOWNU's head ☺️☺️

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Xrose__14
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Xrose__14
Jul 27, 2021 05:57 pm

Shownu would look good no matter what, he’s just that handsome a guy! We’re so proud of him! Everyone here is an excellent choice of course.

Monbebe Nation
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Monbebe Nation
Jul 27, 2021 05:48 pm

Shownu would look good bald . He’s a visual king