Harry Styles just did a big chop — of his hair, that is. E! Online reports that the One Direction band member has cut off his enviable locks for a charity called Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust makes wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.
Harry Styles made the revelation public, via an Instagram picture of his hand holding a ponytail. “Whoops,” he wrote in the caption of the photo and added, “#littleprincesstrust.”
So far, fans seem to be pretty emotional about the fact that Harry Styles actually cut off his luscious locks.
today was going pretty well until hARRY STYLES JUST CUT OFF HIS HAIR FMFJDKFKDNEHEKC
— Juliana Schuyler (@JulianaSchuyler) May 6, 2016
Harry styles cut his hair, I repeat Harry styles cut his hair THIS IS NOT A DRILL
— Kelsi Nastasi (@kelsinastasi) May 6, 2016
I’m in the middle of class and I’m about to break down crying because Harry styles just cut all of his hair off
— hayl yeah (@hayleyycaldwell) May 6, 2016
CANCEL MY DAY HARRY STYLES CUT HIS HAIR
— Kaity Cool J (@kaityvancura) May 6, 2016
For many fans of One Direction, this must feel like the end of an era, especially since the boys of One Direction have gone their separate ways.
Whilst they have said that they do intend to make music together in the future, even Simon Cowell doubts that will happen.
— billboard (@billboard) May 6, 2016
In March, Simon Cowell told Billboard that he really isn’t sure if One Direction is on hiatus or whether they are really broken up.
“I don’t know if it’s a hiatus or a breakup, to be honest,” Cowell said. “In a weird way, I don’t want to know. I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”
Cowell is basically One Direction’s creator via X Factor UK, and has acted as their mentor and record label executive as their career has blown up over the years. But now, it looks like he’s taking a back seat and not steering Harry, Niall, Louis, and Liam one way or the other.
“Whenever I was with them, we talked about [going on a break], and I couldn’t argue with them,” he explained. “They had achieved so much in a short period of time, and I didn’t want them to get jaded. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to trust people more, particularly artists. They’ll decide when they want to come back together.”
In a separate interview with Billboard, the One Direction band members said that Cowell was supportive of them making a decision that worked for them.
“Simon was completely understanding when we told him we wanted to go on a break. Not once did he put any pressure on us,” 1D’s Louis Tomlinson said in the interview with Billboard. “Most people would’ve tried to give us at least a nudge. But he didn’t. That’s a real reflection of his character. Once you get to know him, he’s lovely and kind.”
Cowell also supported Zayn when he left One Direction in 2015. Zayn was moved to RCA Records which, like Simon’s label, is under Sony.
“Zayn is still signed to our company,” he said. “But the boys hadn’t bought into the fact that he was leaving, so out of respect for them, it wasn’t the right thing to put him on Syco. What’s good for Zayn is good for us, good for the show and good for the brand.”
Harry Styles has yet to share a full picture of himself with his new haircut but we can bet that it will absolutely break the internet when it does. Does this mean that it was his hair that made him beautiful?
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