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Alex Turner changed hair cut to 'one-up' bandmates

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has joked that he wants to bring a personal hairdresser on tour with them, and that he cut his hair to one-up his bandmates' new styles.

The singer is now well-known for his Elvis-influenced quiff and joked that the dream would be to bring a personal hairdresser on tour with them on a private jet, "Hopefully we'll get to that point – on the way to our private jet – where we tour with our own hairdresser.

"That's the next rung on the ladder. So what we really need is someone who can look after the wardrobe and cut hair – maybe I can take this opportunity to advertise for that!"

The Arctic Monkeys style has come on a lot over the course of their career and 27-year-old Turner revealed that he opted for the quiff in a bid to one-up his fellow bandmates when they gave their hair a makeover.

"I am the singer after all, and you've gotta be a d*** sometimes. I saw an Elvis picture where he had the curl, and I thought, 'Maybe I could do that'. Once you have the haircut, certain clothes just start to look right, don't they? All the boys got shorter hair [in the band], and I thought, 'What can I do to one-up them?'"

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