We’ve always thought Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder (Damon) could pull off any look — but were we wrong? Check out this photo of Ian sporting some seriously long locks, and let us know: Is it hot or not?

“Just found this... What could have been and may be-Damon after many many months with no haircut-as Vampire Diaries Hair Genius, the man himself Daniel Curet waits patiently while I frame up the shot!” Ian captioned the Instagram photo of himself with what can only be described as shoulder-length waves. Should we be planning a hair-vention? Is this what Damon will do to his generally clean cut style as he further embraces his dark side and a life without Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev)? Are we upset about it? There are so many feels to work through.

On the one hand, we think we could probably dig it with the right accoutrements (aka a grunge leather jacket and boots). He’s totally got this hair-hiding-the-eye thing going for him that would make Damon even more mysterious. On the other hand, we really like those eyes.

We’ve seen Damon go slightly longer before. In the flashbacks to 1864 Mystic Falls, we can see that Damon was totally rocking the slightly longer ‘do, as was his wont. And you better believe that he’s experimented with his hair over the years. In 150 years as a vampire, you know Damon has permed it at least once.

How do you think Ian/Damon looks with longer hair? Do you think he should bring it back for Dark Damon? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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