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Hozier reveals his hair inspiration - his dad John

Sharon McGowan

Published 18/06/2015 | 09:56

Irish musician Hozier arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow
Irish musician Hozier arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

He's as famous for his long flowing locks as he is for his musical talent - and Hozier has revealed he has his father to thank for both.

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The Bray rocker (24) credits his musician father John for inspiring his style of music, and also admitted that another thing the pair share is the same unruly locks which have become Hozier's trademark.

Musician Hozier poses backstage with his awards for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song for
Musician Hozier poses backstage with his awards for Top Rock Artist and Top Rock Song for "Take Me to Church" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

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"If it wasn't my dad's passion for music or the blues - I received much of my tastes from his record collection," he said.

Musician Hozier (L) and actor Aaron Paul attend day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Musician Hozier (L) and actor Aaron Paul attend day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

"We have a similar follicle endowment," he told music magazine Billboard.

"Hair that grows outward, thickly and wildly, with a mind of its own. I'm in no danger of going bald."

Hozier and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center
Hozier and Taylor Swift attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center

While the Take Me To Church singer normally wears his hair au natural, he recently made his high-fashion debut in Vogue magazine with straight hair.

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