At just 17 years old, Styles's name, voice, and image enters the world's cultural index by way of The X Factor, the birthplace of One Direction. You know how Lego toys come with bowl-shaped hair that you can detach? That's basically what his hair looks like at first glance. Styles's “Lego hair,” so to speak, nevertheless catches the eyes of a rapidly growing and impassioned fan base. It stays like this for the band's first few years in the spotlight, his forehead be damned.