On April 23, the Kings Calling Brewing Co. owner shared a throwback snap that left us in awe. In the photo, a younger Austen appeared sporting a Panthers jersey with a beer in hand (naturally) and much longer hair. That's right, before his days on Southern Charm, Austen used to have a blonde chin-length hairdo — and we must admit, the modelesque style suits him.
"HS group chat just went full deep dive to the good ol days when we could, ya know, go out and do stuff. So here’s a little #tbt in honor of tonight’s @nfl draft. Me with long hair, after a @panthers game circa 2015," he captioned the post.
It gets better. According to Austen, this hairstyle might just make a comeback. In response to a flirty comment from Madison LeCroy featuring several fire emojis, Austen wrote, "Its comin [sic] back I’ve decided."
Kathryn Dennis also chimed in on Austen's blast from the past. "This makes me so happy," she wrote.
Austen wouldn't be the first Bravoleb to make a big hair change during self-quarantine. Tom Sandoval recently debuted a new goatee. Both Porsha Williams' sister, Lauren Williams, and Kandi Burruss' daughter, Riley Burrus, made big chops, and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is debating going back to brunette.
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