Styles spoke to ET back in November on whether or not One Direction was headed towards a permanent split.
"I think it's important for us to take the break and have it as a break," Styles told ET at the time. "Obviously it would be naive of us to think that people aren't going to read into that in a ton of different ways, but we're just gonna take a little break next year."
Styles has yet to post a photo debuting his shorter, new ‘do. Stay tuned.