'Stranger Things' star Joe Keery has a HILARIOUS confession to make about iconic hairstyle
'It rents me out as the body, and all I just get to do is walk it from place to place, especially on set' says Joe Keery
Let's admit it: Joe Keery's hair is a force of nature in and of itself. It's insane how hypnotic the 'Stranger Things' star's sultry locks are.
Keery initially entered the hearts of people all around the world with his breakout appearance in the popular Netflix series 'Stranger Things.' Due to his gravity-defying haircut, his character, Steve Harrington, soon became a fan favorite. Keery's hair seemed to be teased higher and higher every episode as the first season advanced. Keery soon demonstrated that his character shouldn't be the only one recognized for his unique haircuts by making multiple red carpet appearances.
Names like Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, and, well, Joe Keery's hair surely spring to mind when thinking of the beloved 'Stranger Things' ensemble. Indeed, the latter of the three's voluminous hair has become something of a character in and of itself since its screen debut in 2016 with the release of the first season. His famous mane has changed over the years, and it is something that the owner of such mane does not take lightly. "It owns me at this point," Joe Keery informs ELLE Australia during a Zoom interview ahead of the release of season four.
Keery clearly enjoys having a full head of hair. He's laughing, as are three of his castmates sitting around him — it's clear that the coolest, smartest fashion brand isn't the first to question the actor about the intricacies of his gravity-defying asset. "It rents me out as the body, and all I just get to do is walk it from place to place, especially on set," he says. "I just make sure it's lit well, and it's washed, you know — and now It just grows out of my head and there it is."
You can't deny that his hair is stunning. When Keery's on-screen avatar, Steve, became a recurrent role in 'Stranger Things' Season one, a swarm of fans flocked to find out how he attained such lofty volume. Some journalists even interviewed hairdressers who had worked with him to get the inside scoop. Others just brought his photo to their barbershop, hoping to walk out with a matching mop. But, no matter how hard they try, no one's hair will ever look quite like Keery's - not the least considering, in a witchcrafty twist, he really does very little to it.
Nevertheless, despite his claims, 'Stranger Things' fans were dismayed in 2021 when he admitted to GQ that he doesn't wash or condition his hair. To add gasoline to the fire, Keery revealed that he was offered a "bunch of money" to work with a huge haircare company, but he declined. "I think it would just be so lame for the majority of people. It would be a sellout move. Don't you think?" at the time, he stated. If Keery is one thing, it is truthful.
Keery is busy promoting the release of 'Stranger Things,' Season 4, the second to last installment of the legendary series that catapulted him (and his hair) to fame six years ago. Season 4 of 'Stranger Things' will be available on Netflix May 27 onwards.