The actor played Ryder Jackson on the soap for four and a half years and was introduced as Alf Stewart’s (Ray Meagher) long-lost grandson.
He grew close to his onscreen aunt Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) and best friend Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller).
Actors aren’t generally allowed to make a major hair change while on the show, due to continuity issues and the fast-paced nature of the soap.
Lukas has sported curly, dark brown hair for the past five years, but now that he doesn’t have to stick to Ryder’s look, he has bleached his hair blonde.
The star shared a number of snaps of his new look on Instagram and tagged his location as Auckland, New Zealand.
Fans loved the new hair colour, with one saying that it ‘suits him’.
“So different,” a second wrote, with another adding that they ‘liked it’.
There weren’t many negative comments on social media, but one fan said he was ‘too blonde’, making him ‘look pale’.
While he hasn’t made any announcements regarding his next acting role, the star has kept busy by directing a music video and updating his headshots.
He also shared some behind-the-scenes clips after shooting a short film in September.
“A whackadoodle four day shoot for a short film with the literal dream team,” he wrote on Instagram.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted fellow Home and Away star Patrick O’Connor (Dean Thompson) playing a character onscreen, seemingly as a tradie with a hard hat.
Lukas also tagged actress Claudia Doumit, an Australian star who is most well known for her role as Victoria Neuman on The Boys.
Fans were delighted at the sneak peek, with one saying it looked ‘exciting’.
“Can’t wait to see the results mate,” a second added.
“Wow, cool!” another remarked.
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