Did Niall Horan Dye His Hair Brown? Let's Examine The Evidence — PHOTOS

When female celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Katy Perry dramatically change up their hairstyle, it's no big deal, but when male celebs do it, the world freaks out, especially if that said male star is a member of one of the most popular boy bands in history. One Direction's Niall Horan may have dyed his hair brown, and 1D fans are literally losing their minds. Directioners are amongst some of the most dedicated fans out there who follow the boys' every move, so news like this can easily set them into a frenzy.

Let's break down the situation. Horan was recently spotted at LAX airport looking all covered up in head-to-toe black threads, including a black baseball cap. While the hat may have covered up the majority of his hair, fans couldn't help but notice some dark-looking tresses peeking through. You can run, but you can't hide Niall. So the question now remains, did he or did he not dye his hair brown?

The 22-year-old did admit to Fabulous magazine of plans for a dye job in the near future — "I did think about dying my hair brown so I won’t get recognized," — unfortunately that mission was not accomplished. Did you know that the boy bander is actually a natural brunette? It seems very likely that he could just going back to his dark roots.

Let's compare blonde vs. brunette Niall, so you can decide for yourself if he really did join the dark side.

Blonde

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I love a bleach blonde Horan.

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Just look at those frosted tips.

Brunette

I have to admit, though, I'm kind of digging this chocolate brown shade, too.