The Truth Behind *This* Photo Of Harry Styles’ ‘Short Hair’

Woah, guys. So Harry Styles appears to have had one major makeover.

The One Direction singer, 22, took to Instagram on Friday to reveal that he’d… *gasp* chopped off his locks.

Yep, that famous wavy ‘do is no more. He revealed the news by sharing a snap of his hand clutching his ponytail, captioning it: ‘Whoops. #Littleprincesstrust.’

> Harry Styles shared this photo of his chopped ponytail


But before you get too distressed about Harry’s lack of curls, bear in mind that his decision to go short was all for a good cause.

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He’s actually donated his tendrils to charity The Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs for young cancer sufferers in the UK. Brilliant.



Of course, the organisation is thrilled, writing on its Instagram page: ‘Big thank you to @harrystyles for supporting our #HairToSpare campaign.’

But what the world really wants to know is… what the flippin’ ‘eck does Harry look like with short hair?!

Even back in his X Factor days, he was rocking a longish floppy style.

> Harry Styles even had longish hair in his X Factor days


Fans actually thought they’d got a glimpse of Harry’s new look at the weekend, when a photo surfaced appearing to show him with a sleek quiff.

The image was shared thousands of times, with even Geordie Shore‘s Vicky Pattison getting in on the action.

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> This image got *a lot* of people confused



She captioned her re-gram: ‘#SortSunday…. I mean… Who knew this was hiding under all that hair!!!! Is this even @harrystyles?!! What you’s all saying?!’

But unfortunately, it turns out everyone’s been duped. BIG time. And it’s all thanks to a clever bit of Snapchat face swapping.

As expected, followers who’d fallen in love with Harry’s cropped mane were devastated when they realised the truth. Tweets included: ‘I feel so betrayed,’ and: ‘This is heartbreaking.’

> It looks like we’ll just have to keep on waiting for our first glimpse of Harry Styles’ new look…


So who was behind the trick? Well, turns out, it was former X Factor hopeful Ellis Lacy. His post went viral after he posted: ‘Harry looks cool now he cut his hair,’ alongside it.

Speaking to The Sun Online, he says: ‘I just uploaded it as a bit of a laugh, I never expected it to blow up so quickly.

> So it was this guy in the photo. Instagram: @ellislacyuk


‘It’s very flattering that some people have believed it, Harry’s a good looking lad.’

Let’s hope Harry steps out soon so we can get a proper look, eh?!