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JLS: 'Black women always ask about Aston’s hair!'

HAIR RAISING: Aston’s famous hairdo and right, with his JLS bandmates

THEY’VE had chart-topping hits and scooped numerous awards and apparently, a “key ingredient” to JLS’s success is Aston’s hairdo!

The popular British quartet – comprised of Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill and Oritsé Williams – are well known for their slick styling, and for many – particularly black women – Aston’s super-straight relaxed barnet has been the source of much conversation.

Though the 23-year-old has since shaved off his locks in favour of a shorter crop, his bandmates say his hairdo remains an intriguing topic for many.

“It always cracks me up when people ask about his hair,” Oritsé told The Voice. “Black women in particular are always intrigued about his hair!”

Band member Marvin added: “Aston’s hair is a key ingredient to JLS’s success,” before JB chipped in: “It’s absolutely pivotal!”

Asked about his famous hairdo, Aston said: “When I was younger, I’d have it relaxed or S-curled or I’d blowdry it out. But I’ve cut it all off now; I fancied a change.”

The singer, born to an Irish mother and Jamaican father, says that his latest look has made his ethnicity more obvious.

“It’s funny, because after I cut my hair, someone said to me, ‘you actually look mixed race now,’” Aston laughed. “Before, they couldn’t quite place where I was from, but now, they think it’s obvious!”

JLS’s new album Jukebox is out on November 14 on Epic Records

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