Since he first stepped foot into the spotlight as a teenager competing on the X Factor, fans of Harry Styles have been obsessed with his hair!

Over the years, the former One Direction singer’s curly locks have become a cultural phenomenon with their own fan accounts and even era’s named after their length. At the start of his fame, the Fine Line singer let it grow, and by 2015, his brunette curls were shoulder length. Then, after nabbing a role in the film Dunkirk, he was forced to make a major change.

“I didn’t think too much about it,” he recalled during an interview with E! News at the time. “I assumed, when auditioning for a [movie] based in World War II I’d probably have to have a trim.”

Harry also reflected on the major shop when talking with BBC’s Radio 1 in 2017.

“I felt very naked for a while, a little bit,” he explained about a year after the hair cut heard ’round the world. Since then, Harry’s kept his hair in, more or less, the same style but fans still can’t get enough of this curly-haired cutie. While Harry’s hair is ever-changing, his style is something that has also been talked about a lot over the years.

“As a kid I definitely liked fancy dress,” the “Watermelon Sugar” singer recalled while chatting with Vogue in December 2020, remembering a moment he “wore tights” in a school play as a youngster. “I remember it was crazy to me that I was wearing a pair of tights. And that was maybe where it all kicked off!”

Continuing to talk about his outfit choices, the British singer declared that “you can never be overdressed” because “there’s no such thing.” Harry added, “Now I’ll put on something that feels really flamboyant, and I don’t feel crazy wearing it. I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it’s like a superhero outfit. Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with.”

Of course, fashion and beauty are a huge part of Harry’s life, he’s even created his own beauty brand called Pleasing.

“It’s funny because I don’t think of myself that way [as a style icon], Harry explained to Dazed in November 2021. “But bringing people together is the thing I’m most proud of.”

Scroll through our gallery to see how Harry’s hair has evolved over the years. 

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