Niall Horan is a whole new man: the singer officially has brown hair. That's right, his signature blond locks are officially a thing of the past. Let us take a moment to fondly remember blond Niall:
Now that Niall's light hair is gone, you might be wondering what brought on this massive change. Well, true fans will know that the "This Town" crooner's natural hair color is actually brown. Here is a photo from his childhood that proves this theory to be true:
Niall started dying his hair blond when he was older so when he auditioned for X Factor, he had bright blond tresses. He then ended up being a member of a little group called One Direction, where he was the only non-brunette member of the band, and the hair color stayed.
Niall often had to keep dying his hair to keep the lighter shade and it looks like now that he's entering this new phase of his career as a solo artist since 1D is on a hiatus and he no longer needs to stand out among his other bandmates, he's gone back to his roots and has full on brown hair. Naturally, everyone is freaking out about it.
Remember when we were like "what if during the hiatus Niall goes back to his brown hair??" Well damn it happened and I'm still not over it😍 pic.twitter.com/m6e2ECpTao— :) (@musicleadsus) January 26, 2017
I'm living for niall with brown hair Ive been waiting for that moment since forever— haz :( (@holdonjohnsn) January 26, 2017
This new look has been a long time coming and although signifies Niall's full departure from his 1D days, it also serves as a reminder of where he came from. Obviously the brunette shade represents his actual roots, but it's kind of a nod to his bandmates too. Think about it, his new overall look is kind of inspired by each of the guys. This shorter hairstyle paired with this fur-lined jean jacket looks like an old Louis Tomlinson outfit.
And these suede brown boots? A Harry Styles staple.
And when Niall rocked a casual button-down shirt with some jeans and boots that totally highlighted his newly tresses, he give us all major Liam Payne vibes, since this is a look he's often worn too.
So perhaps this new Niall isn't really all that new after all. He's simply paying tribute to his One Direction guys and that is enough to bring on all the tears. Of course when Niall himself was recently asked about it, he had a much simply response.
"Everyone is getting excited about my hair. To be honest it is too much of a pain in the [butt] to keen dying it. I don't have the time to keep it up and it is my natural color so if it doesn't suit me then I'm [done]," he said.
Niall in a nutshell for you.
What do you think about Niall's new look? Tell us in the comments section below and click through the gallery below to see more of Niall's darker hair in all it's glory.