Harry Styles is reportedly "confused" about his feelings for his hairdresser.

The One Direction heartthrob is known to be good friends with Lou Teasdale, who has worked with the band since they appeared on the UK version of The X Factor in 2010.

She has recently split from her long-term boyfriend Tom, who she has daughter Lux with, and is said to have grown close to Harry.

"They do everything together. They're very close and their friends overlap. Harry's not got a lot of people he can trust and the lines could easily blur," an insider told British magazine Heat. "Everyone that knows them has speculated that Harry's in love with Lou, but he's as confused about his feelings as anyone."

Lou is with the band on their current Where We Are Tour and she and Harry have been spending a lot of time together.

They have enjoyed a night out together with some of the rest of the crew, while in the past Harry has been pictured carrying little Lux.

"Lou's been there since the beginning - she and her pals have become some of the most important people in his life. He used to idolise her and Lou and Tom were the ones who changed his style and made him become a bit more hipster," the source explained.

However, at the moment Harry has no intention of putting any moves on Lou. He is simply content to spend time with her and help as she works out what is happening in her life.

"There's a chance Lou and Tom will sort things out, but Harry's supporting Lou for now. They're having big heart-to-hearts all the time. Lou's devastated and her priority is Lux, but she's grateful to have Harry in her life - he's good at cheering her up," the insider said.