Looks like Justin Bieber's fringe may have its 'most talked about hair' trophy taken off it, as the haircuts of One Direction are swooping in FAST & FURIOUSLY to reign at the top of the barnet banter.

Now, we've all noticed that Liam Payne's hair has changed somewhat over the past year. It's gone from sleek and straight to more, er, voluptuous.

So what's going on? Is he trying to be the new, curliest member of 1D?

"What happened was, we went to a studio and I forgot my hair straighteners," Liam told Heat magazine.

"I didn't do anything, and then I thought I can't be arsed straightening it again."

"It saves time in the morning as well," chips in Niall. Very helpful, thanks for that.

"Yeah," Liam agrees.

"I used to have to get up hours earlier to wash it, dry it, straighten it..."

Bloody hell, sounds like the hair was a full time job! We like the new curly look though, what do you guys reckon?

Click next to see what Harry Styles had to say about shaving his head...

 

 

 

 

 

Remember back in April when we mocked up this picture of Harry with a shaven head (and fooled loads of people, heh)?

Well, turns out there's a chance it could become a reality!

"I'd look ugly," Harry told Heat, "but I'd do it for charity."

Oh Harry don't be so self deprecating. We like the rougher look to your shaven head.

What do you guys think?

Liam was easier to be swayed, and said he'd shave his hair for a mere £3.50!

*rummages in pockets* Damn. £2.75.

What do you think Liam would look like with shaven hair? Do you like his new, curly locks?

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