Harry Styles Appears to Have Shaved Off His Signature Curls

The buzz cut's timing is suspicious, according to Swifties.

Harry Styles
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I love Harry Styles just as much as I love his signature curls. So while I'm in full support of his freedom to make personal style choices, I was a bit upset to learn that the singer appears to have shaved off his signature waves. This week, rumors that Styles had gone the buzz cut route spread after a fan snapped a photo of the singer in Las Vegas. In the photo, a man that looks exactly like Styles stands in a crowd (the image was supposedly snapped at a U2 concert), his hair shaved close to his head.

While the blurry snap, which has been circulating online, doesn't exactly confirm the theory, it's certainly convincing—especially coupled with the fact that the chop came soon after Taylor Swift revealed new song lyrics that (again, allegedly!) could be about the Brit's locks.

In her new song "Now That We Don't Talk," Swift sings about a past relationship with eerie similarities to her time with Styles. The song, a 1989 (Taylor's Version) vault track left over from her 2014 1989 album, was likely written around the time the pair were together.

"You grew your hair long / You got new icons,” the Pennsylvania native sings in the first verse. “And from the outside / It looks like you’re tryin’ lives on.”

The evidence here? Styles started growing his hair out soon after he and Taylor split. During One Direction's Where We Are tour in 2014, it got really long; he was often seen tying it up in a bun.

Harry Styles 2014

A long-haired Harry Styles in November 2014.

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Later in the song, the "Karma" artist tells her mysterious beau "you didn't have to change." Was Styles taken with the lyrics, realizing he's more than his luscious locks? It's all speculation at the moment and we'll have to wait for clearer photos to be sure, but fans certainly think there's a connection.

A long-haired Harry is sure to appear again, but until then? We have complete faith the Pleasing"founder can make the buzz cut work.

Sophia Vilensky
Freelance Writer

Sophia Vilensky is a Freelance Beauty Writer at Marie Claire with a beauty, wellness, and entertainment journalism portfolio that includes contributions to Byrdie, Bravo, Teen Vogue, and Us Weekly. Growing up in a family of beauticians—and through her own personal studies—she developed an in-depth understanding of aesthetics, cosmetic product formulation, and beauty treatment development and has also held roles as a senior copywriter, content strategist, and proofreader for top beauty and wellness brands. Even so, you'd be hard pressed to find her with her hair and makeup actually done. Sophia is based in Minneapolis and is a 2019 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. During her time at the university, she was the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Minnesota Daily, earning the 2019 Editor of the Year award for her work. She connected deeply with the Twin Cities arts scene, collaborating with leading beauty professionals, designers, and artists. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her thesis—a close-reading of Vanderpump Rules—was featured on NPR. When not immersed in writing or testing new products, Sophia enjoys watching reality TV, reading, and exploring the newest woo-woo wellness trends. Keep up with her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.