Zac Efron's Platinum Blonde Hair Brings the Dye Job Mainstream

29 January 2019
Zach Efron, Blonde
Bright-blonde hair: no longer reserved for the waviest among us

We're here to talk about Zach Efron. Again. That's because the 31-year-old showed up at the Sundance premiere of his new movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (in which he stars as Ted Bundy, but with 2000% more charm) sporting a 'do that was extreme—and, shockingly, not his normal hair colour. It was blonde. Like, very blonde. Platinum blonde.

It's a rather large swerve for a guy who usually plays it more down the middle (that tiger-striped beard for his role in the upcoming Beach Bum not withstanding). 

The fact that the heartthrob-turned-hunk felt safe enough to white-out his locks suggests that perhaps the dye job has finally been normalised. Where more fashionable, avant-garde lads have gone before—Lucky Blue, Jared Leto, Jaden Smith, Justin Timberlake, Guy Fieri (okay, fine, not Guy Fieri)—the more middle-to-late-garde of us can go now. If you're not convinced, perhaps the fact that Jonah Hill went blonde, too, can serve as your inspiration.

Going platinum is mainstream now, which means it's more accessible, if maybe slightly less cool. So go for it, my basic bros. Just keep in mind that you probably won't look quite as good as Efron.