Harry Styles Appears to Have Shaved Off His Signature Curls

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sophia Vilensky is a freelance beauty writer at Marie Claire, where she writes about the latest and greatest skincare launches, hair colors, and Cardi B manicures. Her work can also be found at Byrdie, Bravo, and Us Weekly. You can find her on Instagram @sophiavilensky.