Although there were plenty of award winning shows that had people talking this year, there was only one that had us reconsidering our hair routines: Stranger Things. The moment the second season wrapped, Steve Harrington (played by Joe Keery) had us scrolling through the deep depths of Ebay for a bottle of Farrah Fawcett spray. But tonight, Twitter thinks Keery should seriously watch his hair throne because co-star Gaten Matarazzo is coming for it.
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Unfortunately for Keery, his co-star — and on-screen friend — hit the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet first. Normally, Matarazzo’s red carpet look makes a statement thanks to his signature curly hair. That famous mop isn’t just a staple on the show, but in real life, too. But it appears Matarazzo ditched his natural texture for a look most definitely inspired by Keery — and by extension, Harrington. Sure enough, his slicked back ‘do stole the spotlight before Keery could even make his first appearance — and fans took notice.
Is that joe keery hair???? https://t.co/arG6RwixXk
— WHAT WAS THE REASON? (@christine_r207) January 21, 2018
— uncle ken (@strictlyken) January 21, 2018
Firstly, Gaten Matarazzo straightened his hair!!
— Grace (@theaussieprep) January 21, 2018
— Kristen Adair (@adairkristenm) January 22, 2018
A post shared by Ami (@strangerr_it_) on Jan 21, 2018 at 4:12pm PST
But even better, fans think Matarazzo’s blown-out coif is a huge callback to one memorable scene from the show’s most recent finale. Matarazzo’s character, Dustin Henderson, heads to the Snow Ball dance, sitting passenger to new BFF/mentor/idol Harrington. With his curls combed back, he looked exactly like the suave upperclassman. Yep, it’s possible Matarazzo pulled a page straight out of the Stranger Things script for this look — and we definitely don’t hate it.
the “four puffs of the farrah fawcett spray” technique finally worked
— annie (@wild_fantasizer) January 21, 2018
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