Liam Payne is the latest 1D alumni to undergo a hairstyle overhaul

Beth | 27 July 2017

Have you seen his stripped down style?

Since One Direction announced their hiatus back in 2016, each of the band members have gone their separate ways and opted for brand new haircuts to mark their solo endeavours. From Zayn’s ’90s boyband bangs to Niall’s brunette dye job and – how could we ever forget – Harry’s short cut, this time it’s Liam Payne who’s taken the seat in the barber’s chair.

The Strip That Down singer and new dad had been rocking a David Beckham-inspired quiff for a while now, but to mark him entering the next stage of his life and career he hasdebuted a much shorter, cropped style on Instagram.

Liam Payne just debuted a new shorter crop on Instagram


Fresh cuts 💇🏻‍♂️

A post shared by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on

The 23-year-old shared the above selfie with his 13.8 million followers, alongside the caption: “Fresh cuts 💇🏻‍♂️”. As you can see, his long quiff has been chopped into a cropped style with shorter sides and a slightly longer length on top.

Liam’s partner, fellow popstar Cheryl, came out of her post-baby social media recluse to share her love for her boyfriend’s new look, commenting: “Love it 😍”.

Meanwhile, fan responses to Liam’s new look were mixed, with some agreeing with Cheryl: “Looking gooooood ✌️”, while others admitted they preferred his old style: “Your previous hair style was better. But you still look good. 😍😍😘” 

VO5 Extreme Style Mattfibre

Editor’s tip: Thinking about trying a similar style? To give your look texture and ensure it stays put, try working a small amount of the VO5 Extreme Style Matt Fibre through your strands.

This neat product will help to add body and fullness to your look, as well as allow you the freedom to change up your style later in the day, if you want to.

So, you’ve heard what the fans think of Liam’s new cropped cut but now it’s time to hear what YOU think! Cast your vote in our look battle below and check back in with us to see the results!


Liam's longer hair

I liked it better before!

Short new crop

Loving his edgy new cropped style!


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