One Direction’s ‘Live While We’re Young’ Music Video Shows Rare Unstyled Hair Moment

Die-hard One Direction fans have likely already watched the fab fivesome’s “Live While We’re Young” music video over and over (and over and over and OVER), too many times to count, after the short’s unexpected lo-fi leak earlier today. Well, the 1D dudes decided to go ahead and give the world the high quality version of the first single off their sophomore album, Take Me Home, and it’s every bit the adorably raucous music video we expected from the boy band prankstas (especially after those wet and wild on-set snaps). What we didn’t expect, though, is that we’d ALSO get a rare glimpse at the dudes with their hair UNSTYLED. I mean, this is the group that came to their VMA rehearsal with stage-ready hair. To see them with sopping wet mops, let alone in a music video we can play and pause and screenshot at our will, is MAY-JOR. Moments like this are few and far between. Knowing this, we’ve captured them all and put them on the Internet FOR YOU. *wipes away single happy tear* You’re so welcome.

HARRY STYLES

Harry Styles in One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Syco Music

It’s truly a remarkable thing to see the normally pristinely maned Harry Styles with his hair SOAKING WET. What really shocks us is that while it’s devoid all its former volume when wet, it still retains its signature windswept qualities. MAGICAL!


ZAYN MALIK

Zayn Malik in One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Syco Music

Zayn is a kind of stand out in this video, showing more personality than we’ve seen in past shorts. His hair may not stand on end when wet (see left photo for just one example of his typical gravity-defying pompadour), he still manages to channel a kind of old school, rockabilly, James Dean look.

NIALL HORAN

Niall Horan in One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Syco Music

Niall’s BRACES make a cameo in this video (look closely around the 1:34 mark!), but aside from that, we’re impressed that Horan is the only dude to brave the shirtless look in the pool. (I mean, honestly, how did they all not catch colds after filming??) Also, that his coiffure has the ability to look good pointing both up AND down.

LIAM PAYNE

Liam Payne in One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Syco Music

Liam takes considerable advantage of the pop-up pool as an opportunity to switch up his look. This may be due, in part, to him being the primary dude throwing his friends into the water, but we think the way he uses the water as a total ensemble styling element is pretty exemplary. When dry, he’s rocking an emerald hooded jacket and his hair softly pushed to the side, but in the pool, his charcoal tee turns black, the sleeve gets pushed up (sun’s out, guns out!), and his hair shows the slightest hint of curl! Very Marlon Brando circa A Streetcar Named Desire.

LOUIS TOMLINSON

Louis Tomlinson in One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Syco Music

Everyone get up and give Louis Tomlinson a round of applause. Of all the One Direction boys, we think he deserves it. I mean, the tonsorial agility we’re looking at right here is just… There are no words. He goes from blow-dried, faux bedhead perfection to a slicked back Rat Pack steez without missing a beat. But don’t just take our word for it. See Louis and the rest of the 1D dudes in their “Live While We’re Young” music video below and check out Buzzworthy’s GIF WALL for the video, too!

+ WATCH ONE DIRECTION’S ’LIVE WHILE WE’RE YOUNG’ MUSIC VIDEO

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