On the Netflix series Stranger Things, Finn Wolfhard might play a Dungeons and Dragons-loving nerd, but in real life, he is a total rock star, especially with his new haircut.
Bustle reports that the 16-year-old actor traded out his glorious curly locks for a full-on seventies fringe this week, and debuted the new look on Instagram. Though Wolfhard’s Stranger Things co-star, Joe Keery, who plays Steve “The Hair” Harrington on the series, also underwent a hair transformation last month to the disappointment of millions of fans, the verdict went a lot smoother for Wolfhard.
The consensus: he looks like a total badass.
The picture has over 2.8 million likes at this time, and has gained the attention of many fellow celebrities. Vanessa Hudgens commented, “Yessss hairrr,” and Cole Becker, lead singer of SWMRS, posted, “What’s up Patti Smith!”
What serious compliments, especially for Wolfhard who literally is a rock star, leading his Canadian indie rock band, Calpurnia, in both vocals and guitar.
Though fans are loving the new mullet-esque look, many are speculating how it will fit into his role of Mike Wheeler for Season 4 of Stranger Things. Season 3 did follow the Hawkins gang as they dealt with the pains of puberty and adolescence (not to mention the Mind Flayer), so maybe the new look will be part of Mike’s teen rebellion.
The real question is: what would El think of her boyfriend’s rockin’ new look?