In Honor of Harry Styles's Recently Shorn Hair, We Remember His 14 Best Man-Bun Moments
I should maybe be embarrassed by my reaction to Harry Styles chopping off his majestic locks, but when he posted this Instagram photo on Friday, I may have actually shouted "Oh my God" upward of 37 times. Within seconds I had probably 50 texts and Twitter DMs from my fellow fangirls, because holy sh*t, you guys, Harry cut off all his hair. Do you see how long that ponytail is? That is all of it.
We knew this day was coming. Harry said late last year that he was growing his hair long enough to donate it and implied he had several more inches to go. According to his Instagram hashtag #littleprincesstrust, donation is still the plan, and Harry's charity of choice, Little Princess Trust, is a UK organization that provides children with hair loss with brand-new wigs. Harry's donation probably came a little earlier than he originally anticipated, though, as he is slated to start filming Dunkirk, a WWII movie directed by Christopher Nolan, any day now, and we all know those luscious locks wouldn't have cut it in the military. Knowing this haircut was coming hasn't made dealing with this hard truth any easier, though.
I admit, 2013 is my favorite Harry hair era. (Yes, that's a thing, just trust me.) When he kept growing his hair, I loudly told anyone who was listening how much I hated it. It was too long and just all over the place and not as curly anymore and just no. No. But when late 2014 rolled around and his hair reached the sweet spot, aka when he could get it into a hearty bun, my entire world changed. Harry's man bun makes my world go round. And that fact right there is why this haircut hit me so hard. I know it's just hair, guys, but we also know that whenever One Direction does a thing I get really emotional about it. So my obvious coping method right now is to reminisce about my 14 favorite Harry bun moments. Come along on my journey while we anxiously await pictures of Harry's new 'do.