If you follow Noah Centineo on Instagram, chances are you’ve noticed that he posts a lot of selfies: smiling selfies, shirtless selfies, black-and-white artsy selfies — you catch my drift. Which is why it didn’t take fans long to realize that the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before actor is sporting a brand-new look: bright blonde facial hair.
Noah’s IG grid contains mostly clean-shaven pictures, but lately, the actor has been embracing the scruffy look. A few days ago, his beard suddenly changed hues. In an Instagram story on Friday, September 13, Noah was seen with blonde facial hair as he laughed into the camera: “I didn’t bleach my beard, that would be ridiculous. Why would I do that?”
Ridiculous or not, it sure seems like that’s exactly what Noah did. The next day, the actor shared another selfie where you can see his beard in the natural light, and it looks very, very blonde. “What’s happened?” he captioned the pic. (You tell us, Noah!)
Fans were quick to voice their opinion on Noah’s new look. “Noah Centineo bleached his beard,” one Twitter user wrote, adding: “You know you’re REALLY going through something when you bleach your BEARD.” Another expressed concern about the effects of bleach on Noah’s skin, and some fans were just confused by the whole style move.
Still, other folks seem to be into the bleached beard vibe, with one Twitter user remarking that the actor “kind of looks like a hot grandpa😶🔥.” Another reacted by saying, “Okay I’m mad that I’m digging the bleached beard.”
It’s certainly a bold choice, which is respectable in and of itself! And it sure seems like drastic hair moves are on the rise; just a few days ago, Stranger Things star Joe Keery stepped out with an internet-breaking haircut, and before that, Harry Styles also notably changed up his look. Of course, it’s always possible that Noah’s facial hair is for a role — perhaps he’s getting into character ahead of portraying He-Man in Masters of the Universe? Guess we’ll just have to keep an eye on Noah’s Instagram to see how long the blonde beard lasts; after all, there’s bound to be more selfies to come.
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