Harry Styles: Singer Opens Up About Famous Flings, Honest New LP
One Direction's Harry Styles goes deep on love, family and his heartfelt new solo debut in our revealing feature.

January 2016. There’s a bench at the top of Primrose Hill, in London, that looks out over the skyline of the city. If you’d passed by it one winter night, you might have seen him sitting there. A lanky guy in a wool hat, overcoat and jogging pants, hands thrust deep into his pockets. Harry Styles had a lot on his mind. He had spent five years as the buoyant fan favorite in One Direction; now, an uncertain future stretched out in front of him. The band had announced an indefinite hiatus. The white noise of adulation was gone, replaced by the hushed sound of the city below.

The fame visited upon Harry Styles in his years with One D was a special kind of mania. With a self-effacing smile, a hint of darkness and the hair invariably described as “tousled,” he became a canvas onto which millions of fans pitched their hopes and dreams. Hell, when he pulled over to the side of the 101 freeway in L.A. and discreetly threw up, the spot became a fan shrine. It’s said the puke was even sold on eBay like pieces of the Berlin Wall. Paul McCartney has interviewed him. Then there was the unauthorized fan-fiction series featuring a punky, sexed-up version of “Harry Styles.” A billion readers followed his virtual exploits. (“Didn’t read it,” comments the nonfiction Styles, “but I hope he gets more than me.”)

But at the height of One D–mania, Styles took a step back. For many, 2016 was a year of lost musical heroes and a toxic new world order. For Styles, it was a search for a new identity that began on that bench overlooking London. What would a solo Harry Styles sound like? A plan came into focus. A song cycle about women and relationships. Ten songs. More of a rock sound. A bold single-color cover to match the working title: Pink. (He quotes the Clash’s Paul Simonon: “Pink is the only true rock & roll colour.”) Many of the details would change over the coming year – including the title, which would end up as Harry Styles – but one word stuck in his head.

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Inside, the band awaits. Styles opens his notebook and heads for the piano. He wants to finish a song he’d started earlier that day. It’s obvious that the band has a well-worn frat-house dynamic, sort of like the Beatles in Help!, as directed by Judd Apatow. Styles is, to all, “H.” Pomegranate-scented candles flicker around the room. Bhasker enters, with guru-length hair, multicolored shirt, red socks and sandals. He was initially busy raising a new baby with his partner, the singer and songwriter Lykke Li, so he guided Styles to two of his producer-player protégés, Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson, as well as engineer and bassist Ryan Nasci. The band began to form. The final piece of the puzzle was Mitch Rowland, Styles’ guitarist, who had worked in a pizza joint until two weeks into the sessions.
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Matsu Bros thoughts on their s/o who has natural curly hair ( You're awesome btw! One of my favorite imagine blogs 💕)

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  • The first thing he wants to do is touch it since it’s so different from the pin straight hair most Japanese people have, of course it’s up to you to decide whether or not if he can
  • Almost doubled over laughing the first time he saw your hair in humidity, and lets you know it’s more than alright to just stay in and chill on those days for the sake of your hair 
  • Will send cringey jokes and memes about curly hair hoping it will make you smile
  • Almost fainted from the arsenal of hair products you have and how expensive they can be


  • He’s seriously so entranced by the look of your hair, it’s just so pretty and different
  • Wants to know every aspect of your hair routine and how to care for your hair
  • So supportive of however you wear you hair and will show it off to everyone gushing about how stunning and lovely you look
  • Will look up videos on hair tutorials and how to take care of knots since he knows how arduous of a process that can be
  • Will shower in you in hair accessories, bows, pins, headbands, flowers, you name it you got it


  • Research, research, research!  He knows jack about curly hair and will go to ends of google looking up every aspect of it to be form informed.
  • Would totally look up tips or homemade masks to keep your hair healthy and to reduce frizz
  • He wouldn’t care too much about the style you wear it in, he thinks you look good with any look 
  • Will avoid scheduling dates on humid days and would carry anti-frizz spray just for you


  • He doesn’t really care what kind of hair his partner has, dude walks around with bedhead everywhere
  • He feels bad when you have to go through the pain of untangling a knot since he’s never really to experience that kind of pain
  • He doesn’t mind listening to you rant about some of the issues of curly hair, he’d try to help out by smuggling some of Totty’s products over to you
  • He loves the texture of the curls so much, it’s a foreign feeling that could keep him occupied for hours


  • He is so entranced by how the curls bounce when you walk they look so springy and fun to him
  • He doesn’t understand the biological components that make curly hair curly is disapointed his doesn’t do the same
  • Will have Totty curl his hair so the two of you can match


  • The hair and beauty guru has no qualms about curly hair and will get you the best products for your hair
  • Matching silk headscarves? Hell yeah, there are so many benefits from silk, and he makes sure to get patterns and colors you like
  • He’d sneak so many pictures of you because lord your hair is breathtaking and insta worthy
  • Having a bad hair day or a bad case of bedhead, don’t worry your boi has your back