Zayn Malik has unveiled a new hairstyle, evoking a rather heated response from fans.
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Prior to the release of his new single, it appears that Malik has opted for a new haircut too, with his mother Trisha Malik recently shared a photo of her son with a completely shaven head. See that photo below. It also features Malik’s girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid.
Reacting to the photo, some of Malik’s fans have been less than kind about his new look:
zayn took the "zayn will always look good with any hair style" way too seriously
— ٰ (@twrkingcabello) September 3, 2017
Others have claimed that he looks like Dr Evil from Austin Powers.
Omg just seen that pic of Zayn, why would you do that? Literally looks like dr evil.
— Lawna 🍁 (@L_Mowliney) September 4, 2017
Or Will Ferrell’s character Megamind from the 2010 film of the same name:
Zayn went bald and now he's out here looking like Megamind I can't pic.twitter.com/pHa0DFKTMZ
— monse 🌙 (@monsibarra) September 4, 2017
Meanwhile, Zayn’s new haircut has inspired some One Direction fans to ponder what the other members of the boy band – currently on hiatus – would look like without hair:
Malik’s mother had previously uploaded a photo of Zayn with hair and wearing a Rage Against The Machine t-shirt a day earlier:
This has led some fans to speculate whether Malik’s new haircut could simply be a hoax:
Zayn shared the first track from his follow up to 2016’s ‘Mind of Mine’ back in April when he released ‘Still Got Time‘ ft. PartyNextDoor.
His new single artwork reveals that the music video will star Jemima Kirke from Girls and will be directed by Amazing Spider-Man and 500 Days of Summer director, Marc Webb.
In a recent interview, the singer discussed his “more organised” second album, saying: “I feel like my songwriting definitely developed, just because I’ve been doing it so much”.
Meanwhile, the singer recently revealed what course his life and career would have taken if he’d never found fame with One Direction.
“I think about alternative realities,” Zayn began. “I think I’d be at university and I would have done my English degree. I think I’d be looking for some employment to do with English lecturing or literature.’
Malik continued: “I love poetry and writing – obviously, I’m a songwriter – so, it would’ve been something that would still give me the feeling of a creative outlet within my writing.”