Harry Styles’ luscious brown locks are a thing of the past. A photo recently circulated of the pop star with a shaved head, and Twitter has already connected the hair chop to his billionaire ex, Taylor Swift. Is Harry Styles’ shaved head a response to Taylor Swift’s “Now That We Don’t Talk”? Let’s look at the facts.
As first reported by TMZ on November 9, Styles and his rumored girlfriend Taylor Russell were spotted at a U2 concert at the Las Vegas Sphere. Fan photos from the concert showed the “Watermelon Sugar” artist with a shocking new hairdo (or lack of hair). The sleek buzz cut is a drastic transformation from his long, wavy hair that’s famous in its own right.
Perhaps the 29-year-old wanted to switch things up and debut a new look for the next era of his music career. But according to some X users, Styles’ transformation could be a result of Taylor Swift’s 1989 vault track, “Now That We Don’t Talk.”
Is Harry Styles’ shaved head a response to Taylor Swift’s “Now That We Don’t Talk”?
Is Harry Styles’ shaved head a response to Taylor Swift’s “Now That We Don’t Talk”? We’re not sure, but some fans are convinced they’re somehow related.
For some key background: Swift and Styles had a brief, but intense relationship back in 2012. It’s widely believed that Swift’s courtship with the English artist inspired some of the tracks on her fifth studio album 1989, including “Style” and “Out of the Woods.”
As part of the 33-year-old’s mission to own her masters, Swift has been re-recording her first six albums since 2021. She recently released her fourth re-record, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), which features the new vault track, “Now That We Don’t Talk,” which is reportedly also from the Styles era.
In the song, fans believe that she alludes to the former couple’s snowmobile accident (also mentioned in “Out of the Woods”) and the infamous photo taken of Swift wearing a blue dress on a boat after their reported breakup in 2013. “Red blood, white snow / Blue dress on a boat,” she sings somberly.
The track’s lyrics also refer to a certain someone’s “long hair,” which Swifties are convinced refers to Styles too.
“You grew your hair long / You got new icons / And from the outside / It looks like you’re tryin’ lives on / I miss the old ways / You didn’t have to change / But I guess I don’t have a say / Now that we don’t talk.”
Was it a coincidence that the “As It Was” singer chopped his silky “long hair” a few weeks after the new lyrics were released? Perhaps. Or, there may be a greater meaning behind the hair switch-up. Read what fans are saying below:
In December 2012, Taylor and Harry broke up on vacation, according to the Daily Mail. “Yes I can confirm they have split up,” a source told the tabloid. “They were on holiday and had an almighty row. They are two young stars at the top of their game so who knows what will happen in the future.”
Since then, she’s been romantically linked to Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, her longtime ex Joe Alwyn, Matty Healy and her current beau, Kansas City Chiefs’ player Travis Kelce. The singer publicly cheered the tight-end on at Chiefs games throughout the fall, while Kelce recently made the 11-hour trek to Argentina to support Swift for the Eras Tour’s international leg.